Innovate or die: what it takes to transform global health

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Rather than tightly controlled industrial scale projects, in the developing world at least, some of the more interesting, impactful healthcare innovations are coming from lone innovators working at the “long tail” of problems. Not only are few multinationals present in these developing markets, many just don’t understand them – or even worse they don’t understand why they need to be in them.

It’s innovation in this long tail that is most interesting – a place where people innovate out of necessity, not luxury, and as a matter of survival or ethics, not profit or markets. Often it is a brutal environment but one that would-be social entrepreneurs must acknowledge before setting out.

Source: The Guardian (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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global health, health care, healthcare technology, rural healthcare delivery