Realising the promise of digitally-enbled heath

Realising the promise of digitally-enabled health

The first digital medical tool, the Computed Axial Tomography or CT scan, was invented nearly five decades ago in 1972. It combined slices of two-dimensional images digitally into a three-dimensional visualisation of the body, which was earlier possible only post mortem. This was a boon to diagnosticians in a number of specialties and has saved countless lives.
Coincidentally, digital technologies entered a new era around the same time with the
invention of the TCP/IP protocols over 1973-74. The network of computers constituting the Internet […]

Digital health as an enabler of human rights

Digital health as an enabler of human rights

A distinction is often made in human rights between civil and political rights on the one hand and social, economic and cultural rights on the other. Indeed, two of the core covenants on human rights embody this distinction. In recent years, there has been a
return to the unified and integrated approach of the 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Notions such as human dignity and wellbeing that we intuitively grasp across cultures underpin this approach.
Digital technologies are unprecedented in their reach and applicability across domains of human activity. […] ‍