WHO European conference taking place this week in Israel for first time
Israel will be working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to establish and promote a digital health center.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog announced the initiative at the opening of the WHO’s three-day conference of its European representatives in Tel Aviv – the first time the meeting has been hosted in Israel.
“Israel is home to countless trailblazing med-tech and health-tech start-ups, pushing the bounds of human imagination. Together with European and international institutions, we can develop the breakthroughs that will enable people to live healthier and longer lives,” Herzog said. “In this vein, I am happy to announce that Israel will be working with the WHO to establish a cutting-edge center for digital health, bringing top-quality and innovative care to every corner of the world.”
The three-day conference, taking place Monday through Wednesday, brings representatives of 53 member states of the WHO’s European Regional Committee and the organization’s chairman, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to the Tel Aviv Hilton Hotel.