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AI Demystified: Practical Insights and Real-World Applications

AI Demystified: Practical Insights and Real-World Applications

On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance hosted AI Demystified: Practical Insights and Real-World Applications, the first virtual convening in its AI (artificial intelligence) and global health discussion series. The discussion explored how Alliance members PATH, Pendulum, and Viamo overcame challenges and leveraged AI’s transformative power to increase their global health impact.

India COVID Emergency Briefing | May 5, 2021

India COVID Emergency Briefing | May 5, 2021

On Wednesday, May 5, at 8am PST, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance convened with members and regional stakeholders for an emergency briefing on the COVID-19 crisis in India. The purpose was to get real time information from on the ground in India; and identify the most effective emergency responses currently being undertaken, that the Bay Area, through our Alliance members and the community more broadly, can support.

WHO: Building best in class chatbots – Chatbot Optimization during COVID-19 | October 27, 2021

WHO: Building best in class chatbots – Chatbot Optimization during COVID-19 | October 27, 2021

The World Health Organization held the second webinar of the series “Building best in class chatbots during COVID-19”. Alliance members PATH, Stanford, UNICEF and Sara Anderson, Bay Area Global Health Alliance’s Executive Director, took part in the event. This webinar focused on ways to optimize COVID-19 chatbots while enhancing the AI experience. It explored why it is important to continuously improve the functionality and content of chatbots in order to better respond to the fight against COVID-19.

Bay Area Global Health Alliance 2022 Annual Meeting | May 16, 2022

Bay Area Global Health Alliance 2022 Annual Meeting | May 16, 2022

Global health professionals from academia, NGOs, tech, biotech and other private sector partners gathered for the Alliance’s Annual Meeting on Monday, May 16, at UCSF. Amy Lin, acting director of USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact, discussed the future of the global health sector in a fireside chat moderated by PHI president and BAGHA board chair Mary Pittman. Their conversation was followed by a series of flash talks on the state of global health financing and investments from representatives from the Hewlett Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. The meeting concluded with highlights on the state of the Alliance and key partnerships.

Connected Diagnostics: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?

Connected Diagnostics: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?

Medical diagnostic innovations are rapidly changing the way health care services are delivered. In this PATH Live Forum, experts will unpack the hurdles to investing in connected diagnostics and share insights from global and local health leaders on how to create an equitable, sustainable, and beneficial environment for connected diagnostics in global health.

14th International Rotavirus Symposium

14th International Rotavirus Symposium

The 14th International Rotavirus Symposium will take place March 14-16, 2023 in Bali, Indonesia at the Westin Nusa Dua Hotel. It will bring together interested stakeholders such as Alliance members PATH and Sabin Vaccine Institute to provide an update on new data and relevant research that will inform public health agendas related to prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis. 

Microneedles 2023: 7th International Conference on Microneedles

Microneedles 2023: 7th International Conference on Microneedles

Join Alliance members PATH, Merck, and UNICEF the Microneedles 2023 conference. The International Conference on Microneedles provides a unique international forum for academics and industry involved in the design, development, application and clinical translation of microneedle technology. The conference includes keynote presentations from leaders in the field interspersed with early career researcher presentations and opportunities for networking where researchers at all levels can interact.

76th World Health Assembly | Alliance Members Go to Geneva

76th World Health Assembly | Alliance Members Go to Geneva

“This year’s World Health Assembly represents a pivotal moment to advance policy reforms to deliver a more fit-for-purpose, equitable research and development (R&D) ecosystem,” stated the Global Health Technologies Coalition. To accelerate global health innovation and deliver health for all, they recommend WHO member states “take collective action now to establish more inclusive, globally distributed R&D systems and approaches.” Other Alliance members also attending WHA76 include Baraka Impact Finance, Cross-Border Impact Ventures, Gilead Sciences, Global Health Council, Google, Living Goods, Meta, PATH, Pathfinder International, Pfizer, PSI, ReSurge International, and Viamo. 

PATH: An Investment in Digital Health is an Investment in UHC: Prioritising Action to Support Digital Health Transformation

PATH: An Investment in Digital Health is an Investment in UHC: Prioritising Action to Support Digital Health Transformation

Join Alliance member PATH on May 23, 8:30am – 10:30am CEST, along with Transform Health, Digital Connected Care Coalition (DCCC), Geneva Digital Health Hub, OECD, UHC2030, and YET4H for an in-person discussion during the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva on prioritizing investment in digital health transformation to accelerate Universal Health Coverage (UHC) progress.

Truly Global Health: International Lessons for US Health Systems

Truly Global Health: International Lessons for US Health Systems

Join PATH for their live forum discussion on how global perspectives and solutions could improve US health outcomes. The event will feature sector experts who have successfully bridged global-to-local programming, and will provide insights on what ‘globalization’ look like in a US public health context, what lessons we can draw from global settings to apply locally in the US, and what global strategies and collaborations we can employ and leverage to address social determinants of health in the US.

The State of the Alliance 2023

The State of the Alliance 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, we reflect on what the Bay Area Global Health Alliance has accomplished, how we have shifted to meet the moments and our members’ needs, and where we need to go to advance global health equity and innovation.