Fw: WHO Expert Group: Roundtable and RFP on digital determinants

9 July, 2024

With kind regards [see below]

Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD IAHSI

HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA Working Group on Multilingualism.



Email: shorbajin AT gmail.com

From Davis, Meg

Sent 09 July 2024 10:50 AM

Dear colleagues on the WHO Expert Group,

I'm writing to share along two items that may be of interest:

1. Health Promotion International invites papers for a special issue on the Digital Determinants of Health by end of August (website says end of July, but I'm informed the deadline has been extended). More information here: https://academic.oup.com/heapro/pages/health-promotion-international

2. This Thursday, STOPAIDS and the UN Major Group for Children and Youth are hosting a virtual roundtable: ‘Why is health absent in the Global Digital Compact? A roundtable discussion on the critical need for health in digital governance’. The event will take place on Thursday 11th July from 12-1pm BST. (I'm one of the speakers) Please register your attendance using this link [ https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMldOioqD0jG9SwzcrtOveUb5DPobL... ], and share with colleagues interested in attending.




Sara (Meg) Davis

Professor, Digital Health and Rights

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

University of Warwick

Associated Researcher

Global Governance Centre

Geneva Graduate Institute

Pronouns: She, hers

Digital Health and Rights Project

Book: The Uncounted: Politics of Data in Global Health

Ted talk: The Uncounted: The people left out of health data

Aspirational work schedule:

• Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – Digital Health and Rights Project

• Wednesday – Department committees and roles

• Friday – Writing and editing