SouthViews No. 198, 8 June 2020
COVID-19 Crisis and Developing Countries: Digital Health Perspective
By Ambassador Fauzia Nasreen, Dr. Azeema Fareed, Ms. Huma Balouch
Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)
Technology and Innovation are quintessentially relevant especially in dealing with the multiple threats posed by COVID-19. Most developing countries are already under tremendous stress because of financial constraints, enormous development challenges and technology innovation and knowledge deficiencies. COVID-19 which has disrupted every walk of life is having a multiplier effect on many countries, posing difficult governance choices. Reform and reorientation of the health system and structure is fundamentally important in dealing with the public health issues in the post COVID-19 period, and digital health could help in providing solutions.
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This article was tagged: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Access to Medicines, Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), Commonwealth, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnostics, Digital Health, Digital Technologies, Health, Healthcare, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Innovation, International Solidarity, Pakistan, Pandemic, Public Health, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), Regional Cooperation, Research and Development (R&D), Right to Health, Science and Technology (S&T), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Traditional Knowledge, Triangular Cooperation, Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Vaccines