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Business as usual? Looking into the political economy of digital health and international cooperation

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2021 Medicus Mundi International Policy Dialogues

Online event, 2pm CEST

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The impact of digital technologies on healthcare and health can be beneficial, if both needs and risks are properly managed and if technologies are fully integrated in strong, people centred, rights-based and people owned healthcare systems. This session of the 2021 Medicus Mundi International Policy Dialogues aims to assess the role of international cooperation and global initiatives in the field of digital health technologies from a civil society, primary health care, public health and decolonising perspective. A panel of experts will explore an alternative digitalisation of public health, beyond state control and corporate power.




  • Anita Gurumurthy, IT for Change
  • Nerima Were, KELIN
  • Derrick Muneene, World Health Organization
  • Thomas Schwarz, Medicus Mundi International Network
  • Nanjira Sambuli, Transform Health Coalition
  • Sara Meg Davis, Global Health Centre
  • Tabitha Ha, StopAids
  • Junho Jung, People’s Health Movement
  • Lucy Fagan, Tech 4 Health, Transform Health Coalition
  • Martin Leschhorn, Medicus Mundi Switzerland

This event is part of the Medicus Mundi International Policy Dialogues that will take place from 14-17 June 2021. This discussion is co-organised in collaboration with Medicus Mundi Switzerland, People’s Health Movement, Kampala Initiative, IT for Change, and STOPAIDS.