Global Digital Health Forum

The Global Digital Health Network hosts the annual Global Digital Health Forum every year in December. Previously, the meeting was hosted in Washington, DC. However, in 2020, we held our first virtual forum with over 2,000 participants from over 110 countries. The Forum features diverse and engaging sessions to connect government stakeholders, digital health developers, researchers, donors, implementers and field experts from across the globe. The Forum features panel presentations, hands-on workshops, poster presentations, lightning talks, facilitated expert round-table discussions, digital health workshops, and interactive solution demonstrations. Size has ranged from 300-2,000+ attendees over two to three days, with featured speakers from the WHO, USAID, World Bank, Facebook, Microsoft, and Johnson & Johnson and many well-known public health organizations and researchers from leading universities.

Global Digital Health Forum 2023
December 4- 6, 2023
Hybrid Event – Virtual (Asia and East Africa time zones) & In-Person in Washington D.C.

Registration is OPEN
Early registration deadline: September 30, 2023

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We are excited to announce that the Global Digital Health Forum 2023 REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Like last year, we will have presentations In-person & on a virtual platform for 2023.

Theme: Driving Effective and Equitable Digital Health Innovation


Thank you to all the to all the organisations sponsoring this year’s Forum. Sponsor support makes convening this community possible. Sponsoring GDHF means being part of that journey. Benefits include increased brand visibility, thought leadership, strategic relationship-building, funder and partner networking, and more. There are still a  few opportunities to sponsor left, so hurry and take up this opportunity to make digital health work for all. The deadline for certain sponsorship categories is Friday, 22 September. Email for more information.


Digital transformation applies technology, data, processes, and organizational change to evolve existing practices or create new ones. In healthcare, it will allow us to expand the reach of services provided, address healthcare needs in near real-time, and improve quality. This year’s Forum will explore digital transformation within these domains and more.

In addition, this year we would like to encourage abstract submissions that focus on climate health. The climate crisis is here and getting worse. Heatwaves, floods, fires and droughts are happening around the world. The Forum will feature thought-provoking discussions as well as presentations of frameworks and case studies on the potential of digital health technologies to contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation, and how to do so in a way that minimizes the environmental harm of digital health through sustainable and environmentally friendly approaches to design, use, implementation, and evaluation.

The Forum will have engaging sessions to connect implementers, government stakeholders, digital health technologists, researchers, donors, implementers and field experts from across the globe. The Forum will once again feature lightning talks, panel presentations, individual sessions, technology demos, interactive workshops, poster presentations, and opportunities for networking with colleagues new and old from around the globe.