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6th April, 2024 Health


Source: WHO

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  • The World Health Organization (WHO) introduced S.A.R.A.H. (Smart AI Resource Assistant for Health), a digital health promoter.


  • Purpose: To provide accurate health information and support users in optimizing their health and well-being journey.
  • Technology: Powered by generative AI, S.A.R.A.H. engages users in dynamic conversations mirroring human interactions.


  • Language Support: Available 24/7 in 8 languages for global accessibility.
  • Health Topics: Covers major health topics, including healthy habits, mental health, and risk factors for leading causes of death.
  • Engagement: Offers personalized and empathetic responses to users' queries and concerns.
  • Accessibility: Accessible on any device, enabling users to engage with health information conveniently.


  • Empowering Users: Supports users in understanding risk factors and accessing up-to-date health information.
  • Future of Health: Represents a shift towards digital health promotion and accessibility.
  • WHO's Vision: Reflects WHO's commitment to leveraging digital technologies for public health advancement.
  • Equitable Access: WHO emphasizes the need for equitable access to AI-powered health information.
  • Privacy and Data Protection: Addresses concerns related to privacy, safety, accuracy, and bias in AI technologies.
  • Continuous Evaluation: Emphasizes the importance of ongoing evaluation and refinement to ensure ethical and evidence-based content delivery.

Project Evolution

  • Continuous Learning: The S.A.R.A.H. project prioritizes continuous learning and development to inspire reliable, responsible, and accessible health information.
  • Previous Iterations: Previously used during the COVID-19 pandemic under the name Florence to disseminate critical public health messages.


Financial Express


Q.  Discuss with the help of examples the significance of generative AI in the pursuit of equitable access to health information and resources. (250 Words)