space & global health network
Uniting for effective collaboration among diverse space & global health stakeholders
The Space and Global Health (SGH) Network is an open and flexible network of governmental institutions, international organizations, non-governmental entities, individuals and other relevant stakeholders.
The SGH Network was established in 2022 as an outcome of the work of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) STSC Working Group on Space and Global Health, which also resulted in the recommendations on space and global health, contained in the United Nations’ General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/77/120 adopted on December 12, 2022.
The various activities of the SGH Network are promoted and consolidated through the Space and Global Health Platform, a dedicated, cooperative, globally accessible, multifaceted platform for information and community management, aiming at promoting effective collaboration on space and global health issues among Member States, United Nations entities, other international organizations and relevant actors.
Currently, the key activities of the SGH Platform include:
A knowledge representation and navigation system based on rich metadata and a graph database aimed at storing and querying multiple data structures related to the multifaceted domain of space and global health. This activity is led by the Geneva Digital Health Hub at the University of Geneva under a funding by the government of Switzerland. This tool, known as the Implementome is available as a web portal and as an app on both Android and iOS mobile operating systems.
A recommender system which leverages the Implementome knowledge base and aims at facilitating the identification of relevant stakeholders within the space and global health community. This activity is led by the Geneva Digital Health Hub at the University of Geneva under a funding by the government of Switzerland.
A wiki aimed at collaborative editing and management of information related to space and global health. This wiki, based on the Wikiversity environment, is maintained by Prof. Dr. Engelbert Niehaus from the RPTU – University of Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany.
A collaboration with the Geneva Health Forum, a biannual event gathering 1’500+ participants from 80+ countries in Geneva and online, to help find solutions to global health challenges. The aim of this collaboration is to increase the visibility of space technologies within the global health community and strengthen cooperation.
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The SGH Network is an open and flexible network of governmental institutions, international organizations, non-governmental entities, individuals and other relevant stakeholders.
Each key activity of the SGH Network is implemented by a dedicated operational team. Each team delegates one of its members to the so-called “SGH Network Steering Committee”, which ensures communication and coherence between the various activities of the network. The Steering Committee is chaired by the Coordinator of the SGH Network.