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Visioning the future: horizons for health and digital technologies (WP1786V1)


This virtual Wilton Park stakeholder meeting supports the work of The Lancet & Financial Times Commission Governing health futures 2030: Growing up in a digital world. The Commission is charged with developing a vision for governance of health futures, as they are shaped by digital health technologies and AI applications, with emphasis on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The work is specifically concerned with improving the health and well-being for children and young people and supporting the attainment of universal health coverage (UHC). 

Given the current global crisis, where COVID-19, climate change, inequity, and discrimination have exacerbated global uncertainty and undermined global health advances, it is unclear if the current SDG model for reaching UHC by 2030 is sufficient.  This Wilton Park meeting will focus on two broad issues that will influence principles and possible governance models for digital frontiers in health futures:

  • The vision of health futures, given what we know today and the role of technology in shaping and influencing health futures from prevention, through to diagnosis, treatment, and care.
  • Aspects of digital societies in different countries, regions, and cultures and the ways in which digital technologies for health and well-being might be designed and deployed in these different digital landscapes, taking into account ethics, different value systems, political and cultural contexts, and broader notions of equity, inclusivity, and digital citizenry.

Click here to find out more about the individual dialogues held to date:

Visioning the future: governance pathways to better health futures
Thursday 8 October 2020 | WP1786V2

Equitable health futures in AI 
Monday 19 October 2020 | WP1839V  

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