Applying the resilient health system framework for universal health coverage

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event5th Global Telehealth Conference, Global Telehealth 2016 -
Duration: 1 Nov 2016 → …


Conference5th Global Telehealth Conference, Global Telehealth 2016
Period1/11/16 → …


  • Digital health
  • Resilient health system
  • Universal health coverage


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