UNITE is the currently the only network of parliamentarians focusing on the broader global health agenda. UNITE’s members are deeply committed to enabling political will to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. We know, however, that the world is not on track to reach the SDG targets on time. We need urgent, equitable and innovative re-engineering of global health systems.
Digital technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to this end. They have the potential to accelerate the achievement of Universal Health Coverage, and to implement inclusive primary health for all. UNITE and its members are uniquely positioned to enable and strengthen policy ecosystems towards achieving SDG 3, and wellbeing for all.
Over the next 3 years, UNITE will set up a global policy desk on digital health. This will serve as a comprehensive source of credible digital health advocacy tools for parliamentarians and elected officials.
By addressing the technological, ethical, legal needs and opportunities of digital health policy the desk will ensure a clear direction at the policymaking level on:
Alongside key multistake-holder partners, UNITE will implement this vision through Political Action Plans in priority countries, across regions of focus including: