In these unprecedented times, international collaboration is essential to facilitate the sharing and use of digital health tools and best practices to support countries’ responses to the pandemic and prepare us for the post-pandemic phase as well as future emergency response needs. The objective of the information in this document is to facilitate countries’ digital health emergency responses with proposed actions and implementation resources/recommendations for countries to consider as part of their emergency response lifecycle.
This work was initially developed based on contributions from (in alphabetic order) Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Global Fund, Hong Kong, India, Italy, ITU, Japan, The Netherlands, OECD, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey, UAE, Uruguay, UNICEF, United Kingdom, United States of America and WHO. The data collection was collated by Colleen Brooks and Dr Mona AlMehaid, Saudi G20 Digital Health Secretariat, with draft actions and implementation resources /recommendations. The actions and implementation resources/recommendations were validated and updated by the G20 Digital Health Taskforce and subject matter experts over 7 meetings since September 1, 2020 to November 2, 2020. A review by Global Digital Health Partnership and G20 Health Working group members was also undertaken. The taskforce included representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Global Digital Health
An addendum by the Saudi G20 Digital Health Secretariat, to address one of the gaps identified by the G20 2020 Digital Health Taskforce in the “Digital Health implementation approach to Pandemic Management” report released November 2020.
This template aims to provide guidance and tools for supporting digital health workforce during a health emergency addressing the increased health and safety risk to digital health workforce and staff surge requirements.