The GHF Blog

AidEx will take place in one month in Brussels

AidEx is the leading platform for professionals in humanitarian aid and international development. There are two annual events; our flagship conference and exhibition in Brussels and a regional conference in Nairobi. AidEx welcomes professionals from the sector and over 2,500 people attend each year from UN Agencies, the EU, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, […]

GHF: Global warming & Vector-borne diseases

  We asked Florence Fouque, Team Leader of Vectors, Environment and Society at the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) hosted by WHO what effects global warming is expected to have on vector-borne diseases. Watch her response here. She also spoke at the Geneva Health Forum on the theme “Global health […]

GHF 2018 comes to a close

GHF 2018 comes to a close  As GHF18: Precision Global Health in the Digital Age comes to a close, we would like to thank you for your participation and hope you’ve enjoyed the forum. The 7th edition of the GHF focused on digitalisation,  technological tools and their role in global health. Merging these concepts, talks […]

GHF: Space technologies & Cancer in LMICs

ES2-3: Palliative care for Cancer patients in low and middle income countries Palliative care covers both physical and mental health, whilst it is not a disease specific procedure, it can be covered under many aspects. Palliative care was discussed in the context of Cancer in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), among which less that 10% […]

GHF: Artificial Intelligence and the Emerging infectious disease crisis

Artificial Intelligence for Global Health  Artificial intelligence (AI) has been at the forefront of scientific innovation, due to its ability to solve complex problems in a matter of seconds. According to Paul Lukowicz, in extremely simplified terms, AI  divides the world into simple parameters, analyses a lot of data, and derives separation boundaries, following the “rubbish in, […]

GHF: Smart Sanitation, NTDs and eHealth solutions

ES1-3: The fortune in our toilets. Digital Health Breakthroughs & The Smart Sanitation Economy  Around the world, 2.3 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation and 892 million people practice open defecation. David Shimkus and Alexandra Knezovich led an engaging discussion this morning on innovation in the sanitation sector. These figures present a […]

GHF: What should we learn from Zika?

What should we learn from the recent Zika epidemic? Are any other viruses susceptible to follow a similar course? We asked Dr Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, Senior researcher at Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Colombia. Dr Rodriguez-Morales delivered a talk at the Geneva Health Forum about “Global health security – Towards multisectoral collaborations to confront the increasing […]

GHF: Blockchain, Cybersecurity and health professions

Blockchain for Global Health  There is increased worry regarding the security of  privacy in healthcare, specifically regarding patient records and genomic data, which has been highlighted by the increased number of cybersecurity attacks on hospitals. Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux introduced the concept of security as “the rightful access to data, ensuring access control, availability, audibility and accountability”, […]

GHF: Citizen Science, Big Data and the patient partner

Opening Ceremony  Precision Global Health in the Digital Age    The 7th edition of the Geneva Health Forum 2018 pays special tribute to the ALMA-ALTA declaration, celebrating 40 years of its existence. The GHF shifts focus on Central Asia, hosting the Russian Confederation as guest of honour. The forum continues to explore the role of […]