4 Lessons From GSK, Save The Children’s Health Care Innovation Awards

Devex: 4 lessons on innovating for global health
Ramil Burden, vice president of Africa and developing countries at GlaxoSmithKline

“…Designed to identify those ideas born in developing countries that are saving children’s lives, the [GSK and Save the Children’s Healthcare Innovation Award] aims to give them a springboard to expand their reach. There is much that government, business, and NGOs can learn from these ideas and their capacity to think laterally about innovation in health care and improving access. So what are the four key lessons learned so far from the so-called Oscars of health care innovation? High-tech is not always high impact. … Mobile technology really does have huge potential. … Good health care is about healthier lives and livelihoods. … The best ideas come from those closest to the challenge…” (8/20).

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