Press Release:Digital technologies to enhance health care and well-being globally

Collaboration between Ministries of Telecommunication/ICT and Ministries of Health vital for effective e-health strategies

Geneva, 24 May 2016 – A high-level inter-ministerial round table on digital health was held at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland today, bringing together Ministers of Telecommunication/ICT and Ministers of Health.

The Ministers discussed the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve universal health coverage, provide strategic opportunities for the full adoption of digital technology in the health sector and to promote cross sectoral collaboration, among others.

The round table meeting, which was a formal side event of the 69th World Health Assembly, was opened by ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao and the World Health Organization Director-General Dr Margaret Chan.



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