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The SIHI team visited 15 countries across 3 continents to witness selected social innovations
in action and meet with the passionate change-makers driving these solutions forward.
A short film "Our Journey: Voices from the Global South" was made to share the experiences
and perspectives of social innovators in health. The SIHI team presented this film at the
Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver, 14 - 18 November 2016.

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World Health Organization and TDR, the Special Programme for Research and
Training in Tropical Diseases, call for a global collaboration on generating evidence
to enhance social innovations in health delivery.

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OUR 4 DECEMBER 2015 PANEL DISCUSSION, AS MODERATED BY DR. PAMELA HARTIGAN, FORMER DIRECTOR AT THE SKOLL CENTRE.

PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED: DR. MARIE-PAULE KIENY, WHO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS & INNOVATION,
DR. SUE KINN, HEAD OF RESEARCH FOR HEALTH DFID, AND DR. SHELLY BATRA, FOUNDER OF OPERATION ASHA

Social Innovation in Health Initiative

INNOVATIVE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
SOLUTIONS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH

Globally, over 3 billion people are affected by neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria. 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 global collaboration of institutions, organizations and individuals passionate about advancing community-based social innovation in health through unlocking the capacity of low- and middle-income countries.

Launched in 2014, SIHI has four active implementing partners: the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation at University of Cape Town, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford and the TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, hosted at the World 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.

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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