36th Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting Side Event – The Digital Frontier

Event date: 26 May 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 (CEST)
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The Commonwealth Secretariat and the World Health Organisation will host a side event focused on advancing digital health maturity in the margins of the 36th Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting (CHMM), as part of the broader Global Initiative on Digital Health (GIDH).

Strengthening the future of health services

The event themed ‘The Digital Frontier: Digital Health Maturity as a Cornerstone to Strengthen Health Services’ will provide a platform for senior officials, healthcare professionals and public health practitioners to examine how Commonwealth countries at various stages of digital health maturity can leverage digital technologies to deliver health services.

Participants will also share global perspectives to chart a way forward for many low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) facing challenges in implementing digital health provisions.

The event will be attended by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, Chief Scientist, World Health Organisation Sir Jeremy Farrar, and the Director of Digital Health, Dr Alain Labrique. It will also feature the presentation of country case studies and a discussion on critical steps to strengthen the Commonwealth’s Coalition on Digital Health.

Event details

The event will be held on 26 May 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 CEST.

Venue: Rue du Pré-de-la-Bichette 1, 1202 Genève


Media accreditation

Journalists are invited to apply for media accreditation to attend 36CHMM and/ or the ‘Digital Frontier: Digital Health Maturity as a Cornerstone to Strengthen Health Services’ side event.

36CHMM itself is closed to media, but accredited journalists can attend the opening session to hear the Secretary-General’s opening remarks and to take photos.

The side event is open to accredited journalists only.

Those interested in accreditation for either CHMM, the side event, or both are asked to register via this link by 5pm GMT on 21st May 2024.

Please note that spaces are limited, only media who have received confirmation of their accreditation from the Commonwealth Secretariat may attend.

Media contact

  • Ijeoma Onyeator  Communications Officer, Communications Division, Commonwealth Secretariat

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