WTO Public Forum panel on digital trade and health

Digital services hold enormous potential for improving healthcare delivery around the world, according to a panel convened by Geneva Network and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation at this year’s WTO Public Forum. However, governance and trade issues need to be resolved to ensure the best management and cross-border flow of data.

Read a full account of the discussion here.

Panellists included:

  • Andrew Staines, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the WTO
  • Andrea Tartakowsky Pezoa, Senior Research and Policy Officer, Pathways for Prosperity Commission (ppt)
  • Maíra Flores, Head of Communications, Portal Telemedicina (Brazil) (ppt) (Maíra’s video is here)
  • Nigel Cory, Associate Director, Trade Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, US (NGO) (download Nigel’s presentation here)