Tag Archives: Innovation

Innovating in Madhya Pradesh: What Works

Myself and a small team of colleagues recently compiled an innovation toolkit for the ICDS program in MP – you can see them below (Hindi and English versions). To design this, we first interviewed innovators working in the field of maternal and child health, to ask them about what challenges they faced in design, implementation […]

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The Best Innovation Toolkits

Post updated in December 2015 to include Business Model Generator (see below) For my current assignment, we have been tasked to create an innovation toolkit for the district level in the hope that; fostering innovation within government programs will find solutions to intractable problems; increase health worker engagement and motivation; help adapt national guidelines to […]

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Design thinking and public health: an interview with IDEO Public Health Specialist Carla Lopez

Back in the day, Carla and I were neighbours and classmates at UNC SPH. Carla since went on to work for PSI in Haiti and Papua New Guinea and most recently as an IDEO fellow in their San Francisco office. Happily, she agreed to be interviewed for this blog. No-one is better positioned to describe […]

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Innovations in Monitoring: Biometrics

Who is who? Robust personal identification is an important part of service provision and patient tracking across the continuum of care. This is especially important in chronic care (such as TB or HIV) where drug adherence is necessary for successful treatment outcomes and curbing transmission. In the case of TB, tracking drug adherence is essential […]

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SWITCHPOINT highlights: innovation, new technologies & scale up

Switchpoint was held on the 18th & 19th April, in Saxapahaw North Carolina. It was a conference of ideas, innovation, art and action around global health – organized by IntraHealth International. I have captured some of the coolest ideas below…   Jugaad One of the great messages from day one was how resource constrained environments […]

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