Category E-health

Time to Advance Digital Health: A Call for Government Leadership

We have all experienced the reality of poor health, through personal experiences with our families, our friends or colleagues. We all want access to good healthcare, no matter where we live. As global leaders, we have a great responsibility toward the health of our societies and must be committed to take bold actions. This motivated […]


The 2016 High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development was the first major review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs themselves in September 2015. The HLPF was marked by passionate support for achieving the ambitious goals, and as the President of the General Assembly said […]

No one left behind: Broadband’s role in achieving the #SDGs

Broadband is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It plays a vital role in improving global sustainable development by supporting the provision of basic needs such as education and healthcare, helping to lift people out of poverty through e-commerce and job growth, monitoring climate change and planetary processes, and bridging the digital gender […]

We don’t have a plan B for the future: ICTs and achieving the SDGs

Very early on in my medical career, I saw that children and their mothers got sick primarily because of the conditions under which they were living. I became convinced that if you want to do good for people in our world, you’ve got to focus on their social and economic development, as well as focusing […]

New #WSIS Forum Chair

The United Nations (UN) first brought all stakeholders together in 2003 and 2005 at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in order to establish a common goal: bringing the potential of information and communications technologies and all that they enable to the entire world. Ten years later at the UN General Assembly in […]

Beat #diabetes with health care at your fingertips

Diabetes is a growing global issue, affecting some 422 million people worldwide in 2014. Senegal is no different: over four per cent of the adult population is diabetic, but this could be as high as 10 per cent in some areas and there are still many undiagnosed cases, especially in remote and rural areas. Managed […]

Sharing Knowledge to Improve Lives – ITU and Academia

Presenting a Mobile Telemedicine Station One of the exciting things about being an academic is having the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to help solve significant challenges that the world is facing today. Unequal access to healthcare is one such challenge that persists in many countries around the world. Such inequalities are often exacerbated and more pronounced when natural disaster strikes; landslides, earthquakes, […]