GHO aims to contribute to the enabling environment for accelerating action against non communicable diseases and women’s health, especially cervical cancer elimination.
One major focus includes innovative approaches, new tools and partnerships in this objective, and in other health related issues.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a basis to develop innovative approaches to improve women’s healthcare programs, particularly cervical cancer control. There are many new products, vaccines, medical devices, diagnostic tests and new communication technologies now available to reach the objectives. To make the best use of those new opportunities to accelerate cancer elimination, access is a fundamental question.
Information and communication technologies (ICTS)
eHealth and Mobile health as a strategy for advancing women’s health, in both developed and developing countries, particularly in Africa where access and costs are great concerns. Those technologies can not only extend better health to women, but it can also bring it to the most affordable level , playing a key role in improving data collection, standards, monitoring and evaluation. Consequently, connected health should play an increasing role in improving cervical cancer control and the health care system as a whole.
GHO creates synergies with key actors of this unique concentration of international organizations, the UNITED NATIONS Agencies, and Swiss major partners, the HUGs Hôpitaux Universitaires de Geneve, the Global Health Institute, EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne, le Geneva Health Forum among others, including Permanent Missions, NGOs and Academia.
Beyond this global platform, GHO also develops relationships with Swiss research institutes and other actors of the International Geneva