WHO’s Global Initiative on Digital Health is launched by Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.


The Global Initiative on Digital Health (GIDH) of the World Health Organization was launched, and Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, spoke virtually. All G20 members, as well as other invited nations and international organizations, overwhelmingly endorsed the WHO-managed GIDH network. The Health Ministers’ Meeting in Gandhinagar last year marked the official launch of it as a major deliverable of India’s G20 Presidency.

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India’s partnership with the WHO on the GIDH, according to Dr. Mandaviya, is evidence of our mutual dedication to changing the digital health environment. He said, “The establishment of GIDH within the framework of the WHO was also welcomed in the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration of the G20 Summit.” According to him, the Global South in particular will benefit from the GIDH’s ability to democratize digital health technologies in national digital health transformation efforts. He continued by saying that robust regional cooperation is also necessary for the GIDH to succeed. “India’s groundbreaking digital health transformations, particularly through the flagship Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission which promotes healthcare digitization and creates an interoperable digital ecosystem,” was another point made by the Union Health Minister.