COVID-19 Crisis and Developing Countries: Digital Health Perspective

June 9, 2020

By Ambassador Fauzia Nasreen, Dr. Azeema Fareed & Ms. Huma Balouch, COMSATS

Technology and Innovation are quintessentially relevant especially in dealing with the multiple threats posed by COVID-19. Most developing countries are already under tremendous stress because of financial constraints, enormous development challenges and technology innovation and knowledge deficiencies. COVID-19 which has disrupted every walk of life is having a multiplier effect on many countries, posing difficult governance choices. Reform and reorientation of the health system and structure is fundamentally important in dealing with public health issues in the post-COVID-19 period, and digital health could help in providing solutions.

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