Policy & Regulation
“In recognition that healthcare is a universal human right, as innovators and human beings, it is our responsibility to do all we can to make that possible using the power of technology. Nothing worth doing is easy or quick. It just takes time and hard work.”
Dr Ali Parsa, CEO and Founder
It is no secret that the existing model of healthcare delivery is not working: 50% of the world’s population has no access to healthcare, and five billion people have no access to surgery. Even in the wealthiest countries there is inequality of care, long waiting times and costs are continuing to spiral.
As the population gets larger and lives longer, the problem is getting worse. But there is a way forward.
At Babylon we believe everyone, everywhere, has the right to a long, healthy, happy life. We’re working to make that possible, using the power of technology, and our mission is clear:
We want to put an accessible and affordable health service into the hands of every person on Earth.
We partner with governments, existing providers and insurers in the world’s richest countries, like the UK, in its poorest ones, like Rwanda, and we’d like to cover everywhere in between.
In a nutshell, we’re for health, for all.
To learn more about the challenges we are trying to tackle and why, you can read this discussion piece entitled “The healthcare problem and how we are trying to solve it” which includes contributions from several members of the Babylon senior team.
The digital health sector is still new with the adoption of technology is relatively fragmented around the world. However, its potential is significant, providing never seen before opportunities to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in support health systems in all countries, in health promotion and disease prevention.
The World Health Organisation and leading healthcare institutions around the world have recognised the opportunities and challenges presented in this sector and we want to work with them and others, to support their work in order to ensure the delivery of safe and effective digital health systems to the benefit of people across the world.
This policy and regulation section will provide information on our policy and regulatory work around the world covering:
- Global Digital Health Strategy
- Digital Health in the Developing World
- The future of Artificial Intelligence
- Technology’s role in preventing illness
- Role of digital-first in the NHS
In addition to this, you can also view our relevant regulatory page by following the link below