Digital technology has been found effective where digital connectivity exists and COVID-19 has accentuated the digital divide more than ever. There are instances where information and services are not reaching remote and rural areas, low income families, people with disabilities and undocumented migrants and refugees. How to address the perennial problem of digital divide has become the urgent priority in the COVID-19 response and recovery across the globe.
Half of the world’s population still do not have full coverage of essential health services, according to the World Health Organization.
COVID-19 has acted as an accelerator of an ongoing trend of achieving broader digital, financial and economic inclusion, writes Alex Kazbegi, VEON.
Music lovers are set to benefit from a new ITU standard designed to ensure that their appreciation of music lasts for years to come. The standard offers guidelines for the safe listening of music players in support of the WHO ‘Make Listening Safe’ initiative.