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Digital Collaboration in Health and Life Sciences

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Fondation Botnar participated in a consultation on how we can enhance digital collaboration in health and life sciences.


Basel, Switzerland


Impact Hub Basel, UNSG’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

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Patient-centric solutions, digital health technologies, value-based delivery models; over the past decade we have witnessed how innovation across life sciences and healthcare is accelerating, most notably with the advancement of digital health and frontier technologies. However, to enhance the benefits of digital health technologies for population health and wellbeing and address emerging issues around governance, ethics and security, we need increased and better digital cooperation in the health and life sciences sector.

On Tuesday 15 January, Fondation Botnar joined Impact Hub Basel, and the UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation for a consultation on digital collaboration in the area of health and life sciences. In a moderated panel discussion with key experts and the broader health and life sciences community we identified what is working and where the gaps are in collaboration between different stakeholder groups in the health and life sciences sector.

Panel Discussion

The moderated panel discussion included key experts on health & life sciences and digital technologies, including:

  • Amandeep Singh Gill, Executive Director of the Secretariat of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation
  • Prof. Ilona Kickbusch, Director of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva
  • Lukas Engelberger, Head of the Basel Department of Health
  • Dr. Flavia Bustreo, Member of Fondation Botnar Board
  • Moderated by Susanne Brandl, Impact Hub Basel

Click here to read the full report submitted as input to the UN High Level Panel

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