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Global Leaders Adopt ‘Delhi Declaration’ on Digital Health

  • 27 Feb 2019
  • 2 min read

Recently, as part of the high-level summit, the ministers and delegation adopted the Delhi Declaration on digital health for sustainable development.

  • It was adopted at the concluding session of the ‘4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit’.
  • The declaration calls for World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) leadership in digital health and for it to establish a specific mechanism to centrally coordinate digital health to assist its Member States.
  • An example of application of Digital Health for sustainable development is telemedicine, remote care and mobile health delivering care in people's homes, instead of in hospitals and clinics.
  • The global intergovernmental meeting on digital health was hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP).

World Health Organisation

  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.
  • It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and the WHO’s constitution came into force on April 7, 1948—a date now celebrated every year as World Health Day.
  • The World Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body in WHO. The assembly meets annually and is attended by delegations from 194 member states.
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