When will developing countries stop importing knowledge? (24)

9 October, 2018

I agree with Anna. Her expertise in eHealth can promote knowledge exchange and pave the ways for developing world to generate knowledge in their own local contexts as the global importance of credible knowledge generation in LMICs is one fundamental for prevention of pandemics. HIV/AIDS jolted the perusal of Almaty declaration and changed the scenario. Similarly now higher internationalization of contacts among nations and discovery of new & human-animal infectious elements (mainly emerging from LMICs with otherwise high potential of sustainable development) make importance of integrated global knowledge management imperative. The complexities of global health issues that cut across multiple sectors, seek review of sources of knowledge also, not traditionally confined to medicine or public health or health services delivery. The need to study global health seeking behaviors in given contexts and transform them to achieve objectives of universal goal of health particularly universal health coverage.

Regards,

HIFA profile: Aijaz Qadir Patoli is a Doctor at Health Department Government of Sindh, Pakistan. Professional interests: eHealth. draijazQ AT gmail.com