CAICT Designated as WHO Collaborating Center for Digital Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially sent a letter to China Academy of Information and Communication Technology (hereinafter referred to as “CAICT”), informing that it has been designated as WHO’s Collaborating Center for Digital Health. In the letter, WHO speaks highly of the contribution and support of CAICT to WHO's digital health work in the early stage. The Collaborating Center is the first Collaborating Center in the field of digital health in the Western Pacific region.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center is a scientific research institution initiated and designated by WHO, which aims to support WHO’s work and activities at the national, regional and global levels. It is also an important channel for WHO to carry out technical cooperation with member countries and have access to policy basis, health information and technologies that can be promoted.
After designated by WHO as the Collaborating Center for Digital Health, CAICT will, under the guidance of the National Health Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, assist WHO in supporting countries in implementing global digital health strategy, regional digital health initiatives and digital innovation, and support WHO in digital health information exchange, scientific research, international standards and technical training with its member countries, so as to make contributions to the development of international digital health.