Going viral: The role of AI in assisting LMICs in the fight against COVID-19

 

Join Intelligent Health on Wednesday 3rd June at 1pm BST as we reveal the 5th episode of our Going Viral webinar seriesKey experts will share insights on the priority health needs, where AI-driven solutions can assist low and middle-income countries in the fight against COVID-19.

 

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 has spread rapidly around the world with devastating consequences on patients, health care workers, health systems, and economies. Those who live and work in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) held their collective breath as the single red dot on the world map morphed into red dots in almost every country in the world. The enormity of the problems facing all countries, but especially those with serious economic and health resource challenges are becoming evident. In this special webinar, we outline what those challenges are and how to go from insight to action.

  • In the light of overall current global health needs, what are some of the most important current COVID19 related health needs that can be addressed with tech in low- and middle-income settings or in environments with high socio-economic discrepancies? 
  • What are some of the unique challenges/advantages to tackling COVID-19 in your region?
  • What have been some of the most important innovations you have seen or are working on? How are you thinking about accelerating new innovations or localizing/tailoring solutions to the local context in the midst of the pandemic? 
  • As the coronavirus makes its way into more and more African nations, what do you think are the continent’s strengths, and where do you see the greatest COVID-related needs? 
  • How are the AI solutions that are developed globally applicable in a low and middle resource context?
  • What would it take for us to be prepared for the next pandemic?

 

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SPEAKERS

ANN AERTS

Head
Novartis Foundation

ANN AERTS

Head
Novartis Foundation

Ann Aerts has been Head of the Novartis Foundation since January 2013, an organization committed to having a transformational impact on the health of low-income populations. Ann holds a Degree in Medicine and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and a Degree in Tropical Medicine from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2014, Ann was nominated by PharmaVOICE as one of the 100 Most Inspiring People in the life science industry. Ann has authored numerous publications and is a member of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, the Governing Council of the UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries and the International Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health.

BERNARDO MARIANO JUNIOR
Director, Digital Health & Innovation, Chief Information Officer
World Health Organization
   
BERNARDO MARIANO JUNIOR
Director, Digital Health & Innovation, Chief Information Officer
World Health Organization
   

Bernardo Mariano Junior is the Director of the Digital Health Department and the Chief Information Officer of WHO. He is responsible for setting and maintaining the vision and direction of WHO’s strategy of health in the digital age. As CIO, he ensures that the digital transformation of WHO enhances the organization’s collective performance and efficiency to deliver the ‘Health for all’ global development agenda.

Prior to joining WHO, Mr. Mariano held senior managerial positions in the International Organization for Migration as Senior Regional Adviser for Sub-Saharan Africa in the office of the Director-General, Chief Information Officer/Director, Information & Communications Technology, and Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.

MARCOS VINICIUS SOUZA
Secretary of Innovation and Technology
State of São Paulo, Brazil
MARCOS VINICIUS SOUZA
Secretary of Innovation and Technology
State of São Paulo, Brazil
DR. ROBERT MORRIS
Professor | National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Chief Technology Strategist |MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation - Singapore
DR. ROBERT MORRIS
Professor | National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Chief Technology Strategist |MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation - Singapore
DR. SATCHIT BALSARI
Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
 
DR. SATCHIT BALSARI
Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
 

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