USAID, Just Launched: AI in Global Health


Over the past several years, we have seen a wave of emerging technologies, from blockchain and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to artificial intelligence (AI), demonstrate significant potential to alter and disrupt multiple sectors, including healthcare. All too often, though, the global health community is a late adopter of these promising new technologies. We believe that, as technologies like AI are still early-stage and rapidly evolving, the development community has an important opportunity to explore and shape the market to ensure that technologies are appropriately and effectively introduced and scaled.


Recognizing the huge potential of AI in global health, The Rockefeller Foundation and United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) have partnered, in close coordination with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to develop AI in Global Health: Defining a Collective Path Forward. This report identifies opportunities for donors, governments, investors, the private sector, and other stakeholders to explore and accelerate the appropriate development and cost-effective use of AI at scale in global health.


AI in Global Health:

  • Explores the current state of the art of AI in healthcare to determine use cases with the highest potential in the global health context
  • Assesses the most critical challenges to scaling AI in low- and middle-income countries to understand which barriers may require more strategic and deliberate intervention
  • Explores potential investments as part of a coordinated approach to funding this space effectively


Click here to view and download the report. We encourage your feedback and partnership so that we can continue building, adapting, and sharing our collective path forward. The report is formally launching today at the Aspen Institute



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Monday, 17 February 2020