Digital technologies and data offer unprecedented opportunities to tackle health system challenges and enhance the quality and coverage of health services, but the digital transformation of health is not happening in an inclusive way. This is increasing a digital divide that affects marginalised groups who experience the greatest burden of disease. Unless this is addressed, we will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of ensuring Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030.
Digital technologies and data present opportunities to achieve UHC through strengthening health systems, supporting individuals to manage their own health and enhancing the quality and coverage of services.
Stronger political will and concerted action is needed now to scale up the equitable use of digital technologies and data in support of UHC, human rights and the SDGs.
All communities, and particularly marginalised and under-represented groups – must be involved in this effort.
Transform Health is a coalition of organisations dedicated to achieving UHC in the digital age. Transform Health campaigns for and collaborates with individuals and communities – particularly women and young people – who would benefit most from the digital transformation of health, as well as the governments, organisations and institutions committed to accelerating the adoption and use of digital technologies and data for improved health.
Universal health coverage (UHC) will be achieved by 2030 by harnessing digital technology and the use of data.
To build a global movement that brings together organisations and institutions across different sectors who are committed to achieving UHC within the next ten years by expanding the use of digital technology and increasing access to data.
We advocate and campaign for increased recognition for the role of digital technology and data in health, effective data governance frameworks at national, regional and global levels, and more domestic and international resources to fund the digital transformation that will ensure the expansion of primary health care so that we achieve UHC by 2030.
Transform Health operates on a network governance model organised around different circles that fulfil specific functions. These working circles are represented by coalition partners and consist of the following:
Young Experts: Tech 4 Health works with Transform Health to provide independent insight and counsel to shape and guide the agenda towards achieving UHC by 2030 through data and digital technologies. It is composed of 12 experts in policy and advocacy, health, digital technology and youth engagement between ages 18 to 30. Members actively engage in network governance and co-lead working circles.
The Governance and Strategy Circle sets the overall strategy of the Coalition, under the leadership of two co-chairs. It is composed of seven governing partners, which have been appointed for a period of approximately two years. The mandate of the current period runs from December 2019 to September 2021.
The Enabling Function is the backbone organisation of Transform Health. It facilitates coordinated action across the Coalition, overseeing day-to-day operation by guiding the vision, strategy and supporting aligned activities.
In 2018, the founding partners agreed to collaborate on a long-term effort to harness digital technology and the use of data in support of UHC. Since then the Coalition has been growing, bringing together local, regional and global stakeholders from multiple sectors in support of this collective effort.
Transform Health is also joined by many other partners that contribute directly to our ongoing campaign and advocacy work, including the Digital Connected Care Coalition and UHC2030.
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