WHO's 14th General Programme of Work 2025-2028 (2) Artificial Intelligence

23 April, 2024

Dear Chris and all

I have a reading of the GPW14 and it's positiveness, as far as data, information and knowledge. Having HIFA present at the WHA, and possibly present the findings of the survey in a side event is an advantage that should not be missed. AI is producing a lot of nonsense, as is known to many (bias, hallucination, no references, wrong references, no ownership in the form of copyright, unrecognized by most peer reviewed scientific journals, the WAMA said no, etc. In health and medicine a lot can, be said. Despite all this WHO, through a number of its experts and global working groups is very very busy convening and publishing guidance and guidelines to the ethics of using AI.

With kind regards

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. http://www.hifa.org/support/members/najeeb http://www.hifa.org/projects/multilingualism Email: shorbajin AT gmail.com