COVID-19 Crisis and Developing Countries: Digital Health Perspective

By June 9, 2020 News

By Ambassador Fauzia Nasreen, Dr. Azeema Fareed, Ms. Huma Balouch Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)

Technology and Innovation are quintessentially relevant especially in dealing with the multiple threats posed by COVID-19. Most developing countries are already under tremendous stress because of financial constraints, enormous development challenges and technology innovation and knowledge deficiencies. COVID-19 which has disrupted every walk of life is having a multiplier effect on many countries, posing difficult governance choices. Reform and reorientation of the health system and structure is fundamentally important in dealing with public health issues in the post-COVID-19 period, and digital health could help in providing solutions.

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