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COVID-19: Health Needs and the Role of Technology in Low Resource Settings

May 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Technology has already played a major role in the COVID-19 response globally. Yet digital tools, including AI, are not ‘one size fits all’; in order to be effective, solutions need to be developed and deployed based on the context and greatest need. This is particularly salient for low resource settings or areas with high socioeconomic disparity, many of which are poised to see a surge in cases in the coming weeks.
By bringing together key international and national policymakers, this webinar will highlight the most pressing health needs in the COVID-19 response in low resource settings; the technological solutions that could address them and strategy needed to reap the benefits.
Part of a new webinar series hosted by DASH, the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Summits for Health. In partnership with Novartis Foundation, Harvard Global Health Institute and MIT Critical Data. Support provided by Harvard University Center for African Studies.
John Nkengasong
Director of African CDC
Bernardo Mariano Junior
Chief Information Officer at WHO
Director, Digital Health & Innovation at WHO
Marcos Vinicius de Souza
Secretary of Science, Technology and Innovation of the State of São Paulo, Brazil 
Ann Aerts
Head, Novartis Foundation


May 7, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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