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rld’s population still lacks full access to basic health services, and health-related expenses drive roughly 100 m

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ystems proactive and-thanks to artificial intelligence (AI)-even predictive.

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With several major global strategy-setting meetings ahead, including the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Co

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inct opportunities for cross-sectoral partnerships: in prediction, prevention and healthcare delivery.

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care. Digitalized data collection, including through the use of AI and machine learning, can help healthcare sys

tems to detect risk factors in advance and respond quickly to prevent disease. Real-time data can inform planning and re

source-allocation decisions, reduce costs, and improve the overall quality of care. Better

processes for ensuring data security and privacy are also essential to implement predictive systems at scale.

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