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Information systems for advancing the SDGs and fighting pandemics

May 22, 2020
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During a global health crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of technology-based innovations like the information systems play a critical role in managing data to beat the speed of the spread of the virus. The needed evidence to take action in handling the coronavirus can be easily provided with information systems to help in making informed decisions.

In the fight against the “invisible enemy”, it is impossible to assume information systems can solve the problem directly. Nonetheless, information systems provide immediate and coordinated data access and sharing, to plan actions that reduce potential health inequities at all levels of care, and facilitate the implementation of strategies to address such inequities.