The Global He@lth 2030 Innovation Task Force is dedicated to breakthrough research and development (R&D) as the catalyst for transformational change in data-driven health-care and well-being. Launched at the United Nations in New York on September 25, 2015 in support of the globally agreed post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, it pledges to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” by 2030. An independent and non-profit innovation platform, the Task Force comprises the global decision-makers with the mindset and means to make a difference , and in a near-term timeframe. Laser-like focus through the lens of data-driven innovation will target better and lower-cost health-care and well-being strategies and solutions, for the greatest return on inventor, innovator and investor opportunity.
The Task Force is dedicated to developing a framework to enable, govern, finance and ensure equitable access to the benefits of health data ad research - and avoiding the emergence of a new digital divide - mobilizing connected data and research knowledge for evidence-based inquiry and science-based policy action to initiate and, most importantly, sustain priority projects of international collaborate.
The Advisory Council of the Task Force is led by four eminent co-chairs from business, government and civil society reflecting its multi-stakeholder make-up. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho is Minister of Health in the Republic of Rwanda. Dr. Sam Pitrodra is founder and chair of the Pitroda Group and the Global Knowledge Initiative and former Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovation. Mr. William H. Roedy is Founder and Chair, Staying Alive Foundation, a GAVI Alliance Board Member and former UNAIDS Ambassador and Chairman of MTV Networks International. Dr. Paul Stoffels is Chief Scientific Officer and Worldwide Chairman Pharmaceutical Group at Johnson & Johnson. The Task Force is the natural successor to the UN Digital He@lth Initiativewhich worked as a catalyst for the health-related UN Millennium Development Goals.