Christoph Pimmer discussed Digital Global Health Innovations at the Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health Forum of the U.S. National Academies.
On May 11th, the National Academies Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety convened an event to explore the value proposition and impact of various models of public-private partnerships to improve global health through the use of digital technology in Washington DC.
Dr. Christoph Pimmer, Lecturer at the Institute for Information Systems of the FHNW School of Business, was invited to present and debate his work on the use of mobile and social technology as a means to connect, train and manage health professionals in the panel session on “Tapping into Grassroots Initiatives and Entrepreneurs”. The session, in which Dr. Pimmer was joined by experts from Yale University, the University of Manchester and USAID, explored and sourced new ideas and approaches to cultivate environments in which grassroots entrepreneurs, initiatives and health workers are able to drive and advance digital health technologies.
Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety
The workshop was part of The Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety. The Forum is hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, a honorary organization which serves as the scientific national academy for the United States. The goal of the Forum, which is made up of leaders from businesses, such as ExxonMobil and Novartis, foundations including The Bill & Melinda Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation, and academia such as Harvard and Johns Hopkins, is to further the field of Global Health in a multi-year cross-sectoral partnership.