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How digital technologies can help address health inequity
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How digital technologies can help address health inequity

Health inequity is not caused by a single factor, but is the combined result of multiple structural and procedural dimensions. Digital technologies can play an important role in addressing at least 5 of these factors through providing access, support and representation in key areas.

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Source: World Economic Forum
200 health journals call for urgent action on climate crisis
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200 health journals call for urgent action on climate crisis

In an unprecedented unified action, 200 health journals have published the same statement calling for “urgent action to keep average global temperature increases below 1.5C, halt the destruction of nature, and protect health”. Their powerful plea comes ahead of the UN general assembly and Cop26.

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Source: The Guardian
Using drones to transform healthcare: 5 lessons from Africa
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Using drones to transform healthcare: 5 lessons from Africa

Drones are a potential avenue for enabling essential healthcare supplies to reach even the most remote places. Africa leads the world in drone delivery. Pilot projects there have revealed 5 key issues that need to be resolved in order to scale up via financially sustainable business models.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Urban Sun cleans coronavirus from public spaces
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Urban Sun cleans coronavirus from public spaces

UV light has been shown to reduce the COVID19 virus in the air. This inspired Daan Roosegaarde to create an “artificial sun” for disinfecting open spaces. Using 222 nm wavelength UV light, which is not harmful to human skin, his Urban Sun invention can safely reduce up to 99.9% of virus in treated areas.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Meet the healthcare interaction robots
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Meet the healthcare interaction robots

Interactions between healthcare workers and patients waiting in the emergency department could soon be handled by robots. As well as facilitating communication via a video screen, these robots have sensors for measuring vital signs such as skin temperature, pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation.

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Source: MIT
The Technology and Innovation Report of 2021
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The Technology and Innovation Report of 2021

Frontier technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, robotics and biotechnology are key for sustainable development. Potentially worth over $3.2 trillion by 2025, these technologies could increase inequality. It’s vital that the less developing countries don’t miss out on this wave of technological change.

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Source: UNCTAD