Digital Health Disparities Initiative 

disrupt. decolonize. democratize. 

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The World Bank estimates up to 5 billion people still won't have access to healthcare by 2030 if current trends aren't disrupted.


Digital health can be that disruptor in humanitarian & development settings. But it won't happen with current digital health strategies & it won't happen by default. 

DHDI is accelerating new iterations of digital health strategies with civil society partners by repositioning digital health where health disparities live-- between health systems & social-environmental determinants of health. 

DHDI Analysis Spotlight

Digital Data Protection in Humanitarian Settings


Biometric Surveillance Failures: Where is the Digital Do No Harm in Humanitarian Settings?

The modern version of digital do no harm has yet to be meaningfully addressed in humanitarian settings—frequently relegated to the corners of digital security and technology as a limitation of current systems.

In the last six months, there have been two violations of biometric data breaches among Rohingya and Afghan refugees. This underscores the need to bring the digital data security conversation back to fundamental bioethics and humanitarian principles.

Our Work

DHDI takes a systems-level approach to identify the underlying causes of widening health & gender disparities in the digital landscape and the interconnections of these causes.

Through research, advocacy & collaborative action, DHDI repositions digital spaces & digital data to make the digital revolution work for social impact.