Advancing Health Equity: Dr. Elizabeth Oseku’s Insights from the Global South Solutions Conference

In a groundbreaking virtual gathering on the 16th of October 2023, hosted by the Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH), the spotlight was cast on leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to bolster sexual, reproductive, and maternal health (SRMH) in the Global South. Among the esteemed panelists contributing to this pivotal dialogue was Dr. Elizabeth Oseku, a prominent figure in the realm of healthcare technology and innovation.

The conference, aptly titled “Global South Solutions: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Improved Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health,” served as a catalyst for collaboration and innovation, bringing together a diverse array of stakeholders including CCGH attendees—both virtual and physical—and representatives of the AI for Global Health SRMH hubs.

Dr. Oseku’s presence and insights were instrumental in steering the conversation towards actionable solutions with a focus on inclusivity and equity. One noteworthy outcome of the conference was the encouragement for HASH, a key player in the AI for Global Health initiative, to give more thought to how to inclusively involve Francophone countries in the Hub’s activities.

The call to action resonated deeply, highlighting the importance of expanding the reach and impact of AI-driven healthcare innovations to ensure they are accessible and relevant to diverse populations, including those in Francophone regions.

Dr. Elizabeth Oseku’s contributions not only underscored the transformative potential of AI in addressing critical healthcare challenges but also emphasized the ethical imperative of ensuring that these advancements are inclusive and equitable in their reach.

As the conference concluded, attendees departed with a renewed sense of purpose and commitment to advancing health equity—a mission championed by Dr. Oseku and shared by all those dedicated to leveraging technology for the betterment of global health.