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Technology-enabled solutions have a major impact on the international humanitarian and development sector, with new and emerging technologies continuing to pave a new way forward. Digital ID allows organizations to collect accurate beneficiary data and track progress towards the SDGs. The integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones into supply chain systems leads to an increase in the availability and access to lifesaving health commodities and fills significant service gaps in public health supply chains. With Electronic Health Records, health providers can understand the requirements of communities, and artificial intelligence and predictive analytics can improve health outcomes. The emergence of digital tools bundled with predictive and descriptive analytics helps community health workers to identify high-risk patients for timely and quality service. 

Digital technologies are mitigating barriers associated with distance, time, infrastructure and analog data processes and can improve how health services are accessed and delivered. Community Health Workers and Frontline Health Workers can now register patients and track health services across a continuum of care and increase facility transparency, autonomy, and accountability. A digital health service can provide a complete End to End service that delivers actionable data, with the implementation of Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance systems, and end-to-end logistics information management systems, which can collect historical consumption data and utilize predictive analytics to accurately support demand planning and optimize in-country public health supply chains.

Join sessions with CDC China, Technical University of Catalonia, BarcelonaTech, Jhpiegpo, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Living Goods, VecanCares and learn how organizations are using new and emerging technologies. Chemonics International, Cooper Smith, Abt Associates Inc, will present the innovative tools and platforms they are developing. 

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Tuesday, October 29 • 16:00 - 16:30
UNAIDS Health Innovation Exchange

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While new solutions for health are emerging in different parts of the world, these do not always get adopted on scale to deliver impact. There is a disconnect between innovators and implementers that needs to be bridged. The Health Innovation Exchange is a new platform that identifies challenges faced by countries and connects them with innovations that have a high potential for impact on health outcomes. It also links with investors to scale up the efforts and develop sustainable solutions. The Health Innovation Exchange builds upon and shares the expertise of countries, global health actors, innovators, communities and the private sector. It is founded on a shared commitment to leave no one behind in our journey to achieve the SDGs.
This session introduces the Health Innovation Exchange platform and the opportunities for engagement it offers.

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Elina Viitaniemi

Innovation Adviser, UNAIDS
Elina Viitaniemi works with UNAIDS in Geneva as an Innovation Advisor. She leads the work on the Health Innovation Exchange platform, which connects countries, innovations, and investments to create improved health outcomes through innovative solutions. Elina has been with UNAIDS... Read More →

Tuesday October 29, 2019 16:00 - 16:30 CET
Auditorium H8-01
  Plenary session
  • Organization UNAIDS
  • Moderator Donna Medeiros