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Nov. 6, 2017

New case studies from the Social Innovation for Health Initiative

Region: Global Multiple streams

(Original news article published by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases: http://www.who.int/tdr/news/2017/sihi-new-resources/en/) 

The Social Innovation for Health Initiative (SIHI) has published a new report on case studies of social innovations.

Social innovation in health: case studies and lessons learned from low- and middle-income countries, is a publication of collaborative case study research conducted by SIHI partners. The summaries of the 23 case studies display the diversity of approaches social innovations have taken to address grassroots health challenges. The insights and lessons learned cast light on the valuable role social innovation can play in strengthening health systems in low- and middle-income countries. It analyses the factors involved and highlights areas that require further study to advance social innovation in health, strengthen health systems and contribute to universal health coverage.

Spearheaded by TDR (the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases), the Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) is a collaboration with the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town, the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Download the publication: http://who.int/tdr/publications/year/2017/social-innovation-in-health/en/ 

Visit the Social Innovation for Health Initiative website for more information: https://socialinnovationinhealth.org/