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Governing health futures 2030: Growing up in a digital world

Governing health futures 2030: Growing up in a digital world

Growing up in a digital world: Governing health futures 2030

For the first time, a joint The Lancet & Financial Times Commission entitled Growing up in a digital world: Governing health futures 2030 is exploring the convergence of digital health, artificial intelligence (AI) and other frontier technologies with universal health coverage (UHC) to support attainment of the third Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). The Commission is hosted by the Global Health Centre and funded by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Fondation Botnar, and the Wellcome Trust.

 

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Digital and data tools and technologies are changing approaches to health and the design of health systems, but governance models have not followed the pace of innovation. More than three billion people are under the age of 30, and 1.8 billion of these people are between the ages of 10 and 24. These young people may be the first to demand and gain a clear set of rights in relation to rapid technological development for their health and well-being. The Lancet has partnered with the Financial Times for a joint Commission to identify specific instruments to safeguard the rights of children and young people, as well as opportunities to engage in this discussion.

The Commission is supported by independent Commissioners with expertise across medicine, social sciences, e-health, big data analytics, mental health, policy, economics, research, and more. The Commission is co-chaired by Professor Ilona Kickbusch, Chair of the International Advisory Board at the Global Health Centre, and Dr Anurag Agrawal, Director of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in New Delhi.

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