Data governance

BroadReach Group Endorses Global Health Data Governance Principles

Global health technology experts, BroadReach Group (, today announced their early endorsement of equity and human rights-based health data governance principles ( A crucial step in the journey towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030.

Launched on World Health Day (April 7, 2022), the principles build on existing World Health Organization (WHO) data principles (, between others, aiming to protect people, promote the value of health through innovative uses of data, and prioritize health equity.

For the past 20 years, BroadReach has used its deep healthcare system expertise and technology solutions to address healthcare challenges in some of the world’s most complex environments. “As a company, we believe that access to good health empowers people and that technology is essential to making equitable access to healthcare a reality. The principles of health data governance align closely with our approach to health data and we are honored to be one of the first to be one,” said Chris A. LeGrand, CEO of BroadReach Group .

The eight principles of health data governance are:

  1. Protect individuals and communities
  2. Build trust in data systems
  3. Ensure data security
  4. Improving health systems and services
  5. Promote data sharing and interoperability
  6. Facilitating innovation with health data
  7. Promoting an equitable benefit from health data
  8. Establish data rights and ownership

“Encouraging a culture of data-driven information can help strengthen the delivery, quality and equity of health services, providing a significant opportunity to accelerate progress towards UHC,” says Mathilde Forslund, Executive Director of Transform Health (, which presided over the development of the Principles. “Ultimately, we hope to see principles adopted by governments, technology companies and other institutions involved in the collection and management of health data, to maximize the public value of health data while protecting human rights. individual. ”

“We encourage other organizations to endorse the principles and incorporate them into their policies, programs and advocacy work, so that we can work together towards the common goal of UHC,” concludes LeGrand.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of BroadReach.

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About BroadReach Group:
BroadReach Group is a group of social impact companies focused on harnessing innovation and technology to empower human agency. Since 2003, BroadReach Group has worked in more than 30 countries to help governments, international NGOs, public and private sectors improve health outcomes for their populations. In South Africa alone, during the time of COVID-19, BroadReach has helped two South African provinces oversee and manage their COVID-19 outbreaks across a population of 15 million people.

BroadReach Health Development – a BroadReach Group company, delivers digital transformation and technical assistance to large-scale healthcare programs across Africa. BroadReach provides excellence in technical support and direct service delivery in large-scale healthcare implementations to improve service delivery and patient outcomes.

Vantage Health Technologies – also part of the BroadReach Group, created the Vantage Platform – used artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics to provide managers and healthcare workers with personalized insights into data and next steps. best step-by-step actions to guide impact at scale. The combination of AI and human agency is true health equity.

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