Approximately half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services, and many are pushed to poverty due to health expenses. Digital technologies and data offer unprecedented opportunities to tackle health system challenges and enhance health services’ quality and coverage. Still, the digital transformation of health is not happening in an inclusive way. This is increasing a digital divide that affects marginalised groups who experience the greatest burden of disease. Unless this is addressed, we will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of ensuring universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030.
Fondation Botnar supports Transform Health along with a coalition of organisations who are committed to achieving Universal Health Coverage by 2030 by expanding primary healthcare through the use of digital technology and increasing access to data.
Transform Health campaigns for and collaborates with the individuals, communities, governments, organisations and institutions that are most affected by the lack of access to health. The Coalition prioritises the participation and leadership of young people and women and ensures that the perspectives and concerns of marginalised groups are addressed so they are able to both benefit from the digital transformation, and access and control their own data to improve their health outcomes.
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PATH, Women Deliver, The Secretariat of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), Joep Lange Institute, PharmAccess Foundation, and Medicus Mundi Switzerland.