Duration: 75 min
Location: Auditorio 2
Session type: Interactive panel

This session will be facilitated by the World Health Organization and will focus on the value of data for public health decisions, specifically to deal with health emergencies, convening panelists from all sectors and geographical regions.

Every year, public health threats occur in all regions of the world. Rapid detection of these threats is necessary to respond quickly and to implement effective control measures. The impact of public health emergencies is substantial. According to the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022, "The [COVID-19] pandemic wiped out more than four years of progress on poverty eradication and pushed 93 million more people into extreme poverty in 2020". Recent innovations in data science, new laboratory technologies, innovative implementation approaches, and an increasing diversity of stakeholders, are transforming how public health surveillance and intelligence is being used.

This session will bring together perspectives  from academia, non-governmental organizations, private sector, and government agencies. These perspectives will illustrate the breadth of approaches that enable stronger public health surveillance and intelligence.