The core vision that underlies all of our work is to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through the use of digital tools and technologies.

UHC means that all people have access to quality health services, when and where they need them, without financial hardship. It includes the full range of essential health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care.

Whilst most countries have expanded access to health services and coverage of key interventions over the last two decades, on current trends many countries— particularly low and middle income countries (LMICs)— will not meet the goal of UHC by 2030.

Digital health technologies can address these gaps, expand health coverage and access and also reduce the cost of care, but only if they are developed and used in ways that are aligned with public health values and human rights. The successful application of digital technologies to health depends on the right technology and and effective governance which will ensure  a supportive enabling environment that includes: high level political support;

policies, legislation and regulation to build trust and guide the use of technologies and data; adequate levels of funding; health workforce capacity building, training and support; effective and integrated management structures, and an incentive system for staff to adopt and use digital tools; and oversight and accountability mechanisms.

The Case for Digital Health

In Digital Health Week 2021, Transform Health launched a new report that makes the case for digital health and how it can help us to accelerate progress towards UHC. In the report, we explain how digital technologies can support the achievement of UHC but also the barriers that need to be overcome in order for the digital technologies and data to improve—and not undermine—health equity.

Unleashing the potential of digital health for everyone will require coordinated, multi-sectoral action to close the digital divide and implement UHC-driven approaches to digital health. The report outlines six steps that policymakers and other digital health actors need to take to enable us to achieve health for all in the digital age.

Case Studies

See how countries and health partners are harnessing digital health technologies to advance UHC in our collection of case studies. To submit a case study, email


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