Applying the Resilient Health System Framework for Universal Health Coverage. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Since the 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata affirming health as a fundamental human right, policy-makers and stakeholders have proposed many different strategies to achieve the goal of 'health for all'. However, globally there still remains a lack of access to health information and quality health care, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Digital health holds great promise to improve access and quality of care. We propose using the "resilient health system framework" as a guide to scale-up digital health as a means to achieve universal health care (UHC) and health for all. This article serves as a call to action for all governments to include population-based digital health tools as a foundational element in on-going health system priorities and service delivery.

authors

  • Ho, Kendall
  • Al-Shorjabji, Najeeb
  • Brown, Ed
  • Zelmer, Jennifer
  • Gabor, Nancy
  • Maeder, Anthony
  • Marcelo, Alvin
  • Ritz, Derek
  • Messina, Luiz
  • Loyola, Margarita
  • Abbott, Patricia
  • Nazira, Jaffer
  • McKinnon, Annette
  • Dissanayake, Vajira
  • Akeel, Aisha
  • Gardner, Neil
  • Doyle, Thomas

publication date

  • 2016