Dear all,

Garry and his Global Health Matters team at WHO/TDR kick off the new year with a conversation about new advances in technologies that are transforming public health practice. In this episode, they explore the promise and perils of artificial intelligence (AI), big data, infodemics and the importance of culturally appropriate innovations.

While speaking with Florence 2.0, an AI health worker, Garry tries to get advice on leading a healthier lifestyle. Yara Aboelwaffa, co-founder of Health 2.0 Egypt, tells us about the fastest-growing innovations in the Middle East. And Tim Mackey, co-founder of a health care big data startup, shares the realities of attracting funding for public health-focused innovations.


Many thanks to Garry and the Global Health Matters podcast team.

The Berlin Institute of Global Health is a partner of TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases: a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. It is co-sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO).