Celebrating the launch of the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health

 

We at the Global Digital Health Index (GDHI) have been fortunate to have the ongoing leadership and support of the Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA). Today we're excited to share the below announcement about the launch of the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health. The CMA has served in an Advisory Role on the GDHI Steering Committee and has also actively engaged in the development of the indicators, maturity model, prototype testing, and launch preparation alongside the World Health Assembly in Geneva in May 2018. A warm congratulations on this important milestone!

See launch report here and announcement below.


Announcement from the Commonwealth Medical Association – May 2, 2018

The Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health was launched on 20 April 2018 at a Side Event to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 on ‘Global Health Security & the Digital Health Society 2030 - Innovation & Investment for One Planetary Health & Universal Health Coverage’ at the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) in London. The event was attended by His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka; The Right Honourable Dr. Christopher Fearne, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister of Malta; the Secretary of Health of Uganda, Officials from the Governments of UK, Australia, New Zealand; High Commissioners; Representatives of National Medical Associations of Commonwealth Countries; and over 100 other participants representing various health professional organisations, international agencies, academia, and industry.

Dame Davis and Professor Dissanayake co-chaired the side event and Mr. Gilhooly and Dr. Allotey co-moderated the panel discussions that followed the launch.

Learn more at https://cwcdh.org/.

 
Sara Beatty