2017 CALL FOR SOLUTIONS

We are searching for community-based solutions that are improving healthcare.
If you have developed and are implementing a healthcare solution, we want to learn from you!
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2017 CALL FOR SOLUTIONS
We are searching for local solutions that are improving the lives of
Ugandan women and children.

SUBMIT SOLUTIONS FOR UGANDA

SIHI WELCOMES OUR NEW PARTNERS FOR 2017

Social Innovation in Health Initiative

INNOVATIVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
SOLUTIONS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH

Globally, over 1 billion people do not have access to adequate health care. As overwhelming as this seems, we believe there is an abundance of grass roots solutions that have successfully been implemented by passionate change-makers across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

 

The Social Innovation in Health Initiative is a network of passionate individuals and institutions combining their skills and resources in support of key activities to promote social innovation in health. Their united effort provides leadership to advance social innovation in health in developing countries, with the ultimate goals to achieve the SDGs and improve the lives of communities in the south.

 

Launched in 2014, SIHI is spearheaded TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, hosted at the World Health Organization. In 2017, SIHI’s implementing partners include the London School of Hygience and Tropical Medicine, the University of the Philippines, the University of Malawi, Makerere University, Uganda, the University of Cape Town and the Pan American Health Organization.

SIHI works to

PROMOTE AND SUPPORT SOCIAL INNOVATION RESEARCH:

Conduct research on community-based social innovation models and develop tools/ mechanisms to strengthen research.

STRENGTHEN COUNTRY CAPACITY:

Partner with research institutions in low and middle income countries to advance social innovation capacity.

EXERT GLOBAL INFLUENCE:

Share best-practice learning and engage strategic influencers to further the adoption and scale of social innovation.

2017 CALL FOR SOLUTIONS

We are searching for community-based solutions that are improving healthcare. If you have developed and are implementing a healthcare solution, we want to learn from you!

SIHI-SELECTED SOLUTIONS SHOWCASE

Explore the selected innovations. Click on the icons below to read more or download the case studies for a detailed look at the challenges, interventions, impact and lessons of each social innovation.

WHO CALLS FOR GLOBAL COLLABORATION

The World Health Organization’s Assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation, Dr Marie-Paule Kieny and TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Director Dr John Reeder acknowledge the value of social innovation, and call for a global collaboration on generating evidence to enhance social innovations in health delivery.

VOICES FROM THE GLOBAL SOUTH

The SIHI team visited 15 countries across 3 continents to witness selected social innovations in action and meet with the passionate change-makers driving their solutions forward. A short film “Our Journey: Voices from the Global South” was made to share the experiences and perspectives of these innovators.

JOIN OUR INNOVATION JOURNEY

We have travelled across Africa, Asia and Latin America to meet our remarkable innovators whose work is improving the lives of people affected by NTDs, malaria and TB and are now working to advance social innovation in health through evidence generation, capacity strengthening and influence. Follow our journey here.

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