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    The Working Group on Health identified path-breaking opportunities for broadband-based solutions to advance primary health systems and determine the most effective ways to scale them up. 

  • ​​​​Access Report/Presentation here
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    ​​Membership

    WG-H comprises the following members, including representatives of 20 Commissioners and 7 external members:

     UN and other IGOs
    1WIPO
    2European Commission
    3Amir Dossal, Global Partnerships Forum
    4ITSO
    5UNCTAD
    6OECD
    7UNDP
    8UNAIDS
    9WHO
    10UNFPA
    11ITU
    12UNESCO
    NGOs
    1The Earth Institute
    2M-Health Alliance
    3Klaus Leisinger, Novartis
    4Reza Jafari, e-development international
    5Kri-med Global Health


     


    Private Sector
    1Alcatel Lucent
    2Telmex
    3Intel
    4Ericsson
    5Carlos Slim Health Institute
    6Cisco
    7Qualcomm
    8Microsoft
    9Johnson & Johnson
    10Bharti
    Governments
    1Government of Uruguay
    2Government of Azerbaijan
    3Government of Nigeria
    Other
    1Youssou N’Dour Foundation




​​ Objectives 
  • ​​Identify and target possible partnerships which could result in scale-up initiatives in the Millennium Villages (e.g. in Nigeria).
  • Increase training for Community Health Workers (CHWs) by leveraging ICT and more specifically mobile broadband services.​
  • Provide a test-bed for quantifying the impact of broadband penetration on social and ec​onomic development (and the MDGs).

 Activities
  1. ​The group, chaired by Professor Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute, was launched via teleconference on 6 April 2011. ​
  2. ​The group has held another two meetings, one via teleconference in May 2011 and the other in person as a side event to the Paris meeting on 6 June 2011.
  3. In 2012 Professor Jeffrey Sachs launched new UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network at Columbia University on 22 September, comprising research centres, universities and technical institutions with a mandate to seek solutions to some of the world's most pressing environmental, social and economic problems. Several Commissioners were in attendance and the group fully supports Professor Sachs in his new endeavor.
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 Press Release