Digital Health Week, 20-23 August 2019, Kuala Lumpur

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2019•08•20    12:00 - 2019•08•23    17:00
    Kuala Lumpur

    By invitation only


    One of the core functions and strategic priorities of the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) is the generation of policy-relevant evidence and analyses to decrease gender disparities in health. Digital technologies are a potential enabler to accelerate progress towards universal health coverage, access to quality healthcare, and greater equity in health.

    Drawing on existing partnerships and collaborations with WHO, in particular the WHO Science Division, UNU-Computing and Society (UNU-CS, Macau), UNU-eGOV (Portugal) and the Ministry of Health (Malaysia), UNU-IIGH aims to establish a research hub that would generate evidence for policy with an explicit focus on the interface between gender, health and access to digital technologies.

    From 20 to 23 August, UNU-IIGH will convene a seminar and several strategy meetings involving UNU researchers and several stakeholders, with the purpose of delineating a programme of research on digital health at UNU-IIGH that aims to generate evidence on what digital health innovations work in advancing gender equality and promoting healthy lives and well-being for all.


    The Digital Health week is a platform to convene various UN agencies and relevant stakeholders to showcase their work, identify synergies and discuss areas for joint research and collaboration, with a specific focus on leveraging digital technology to reduce gender disparities in health. The objectives of these meetings are to:

    • Determine the unique contribution of UNU-IIGH in the digital health space
    • Identify fundraising opportunities and South-South collaborations/partnerships
    • Develop a long-term strategy of research around Digital Health
    • Plan 2-3 short term projects that would road-test collaborations

     Expected outcomes

    The discussions will feed into the long-term strategy of a Digital Health research programme which will undergo further consultations and feedback and into a funding proposal for a Digital Health Living Lab (collaboration between UNU-IIGH and UNU-CS).


    1. UNU-IIGH team
    2. UNU-CS & UNU-eGOV researchers
    3. The Ministry of Health of Malaysia
    4. Rede Universitaria de Telemedicina
    5. NiVi, Inc
    6. Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working on gender and/or health
    7. Invited participants from UN agencies
    8. Private sector
    9. Academia

    For more information, please contact Dr Claudia Abreu Lopes (


    United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
    Level 1, UNU-IIGH Building,
    UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
    Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Kuala Lumpur,

    +603 – 9171 5394