Health and technology: what do young people think?

12 August 2019  | Online

Although people between 15 and 30 years old make up nearly a quarter of the world’s total population, the international community dedicates less than 2% of global development assistance for health toward young people.

As digital natives young people bring a unique perspective to global discussions and can provide valuable contributions.

A new coalition of the world’s leading health and rights organizations including PMNCH, Fondation Botnar, Women Deliver and PATH, worked with Devex to conduct a global youth survey. More than 1,500 young people around the world were surveyed to shed light on what young people really think about technology in global health.


  • What are young people’s top health concerns?
  • How many young people use technology for their health-related needs?
  • Are young people’s health concerns being adequately addressed?
  • How does the future of health look like?