A panel on Healthcare amidst Digital Transformation

SESSION TITLE: Privacy-Centric Funding: Navigating the Role of Global Fund, WHO, WB, and Others in Financing Technological Advancements in the Health Sector amidst Digital Transformation

Date: Tuesday 7th November, 2023 Time: 10:52am -12:30pm (GMT +4)


In today's digital era, technological advancements in the health sector have the potential to revolutionize healthcare delivery, improve patient outcomes, and enhance global health systems. However, as we embrace digital transformation, the need to ensure privacy and data protection becomes increasingly critical. This session aims to explore the role of prominent funding organizations, including the Global Fund, World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank (WB), and others, in financing technological advancements in the health sector while maintaining a privacy-centric approach. The session will provide valuable insights into the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for navigating the intersection of funding, technology, and privacy in the health sector.


- The impact of digital transformation on the health sector: This section will discuss the transformative potential of technological advancements, such as electronic health records, telemedicine, wearables, and AI-driven diagnostics, and their implications for healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

- The role of funding organizations in financing technological advancements: Explore the involvement of global funding organizations, including the Global Fund, WHO, WB, and others, in supporting and promoting technological innovations in the health sector. Discuss their strategies, initiatives, and funding mechanisms for advancing digital health solutions.

- Privacy concerns in the era of digital health: Address the critical privacy and data protection challenges that arise with the implementation of digital health technologies. Examine the potential risks associated with data breaches, unauthorized access, and surveillance, and discuss the importance of a privacy-centric approach in health technology financing.

- Strategies for privacy-centric funding: Explore practical approaches and strategies that funding organizations can adopt to ensure privacy protection while financing technological advancements. Discuss frameworks, guidelines, and policies that promote privacy-conscious investments and responsible data practices.

- Best practices and case studies: Highlight successful examples of privacy-centric funding initiatives in the health sector. Showcase case studies from different regions that demonstrate effective collaborations between funding organizations, technology developers, and healthcare providers in promoting privacy-centric technological advancements.

- Collaboration and future directions: Discuss the importance of collaboration between funding organizations, governments, technology developers, healthcare providers, and privacy advocates to shape the future of privacy-centric funding in the health sector. Identify potential areas of collaboration and outline future directions for funding technological advancements while upholding privacy and data protection.