Global Health Innovation Should Strike Balance Between Health Systems, Interventions

Huffington Post: The Best Buys in Global Health: Striking the Effective Balance
Karl Hoffman, president and CEO of PSI

“A ‘best buy’ in global health is an idea that can easily lead us to focus on a single intervention, a silver bullet in the fight to improve health outcomes around the world. … Innovation in both the development of new technologies and better delivery methods is critical. But here’s where it gets more complex: An intervention must be designed from the perspective of the health consumer, and it must be affordable and have an effective delivery system. There must be political will and the right policies must be in place. And yes, there must be adequate and flexible funding available. To achieve this, we’re tasked with being good advocates, fundraisers, inventors and systems thinkers…” (3/18).