F2: Reverse Innovation: learning with and learning from partners in resource-poor settings

Friday 20 September 2019

The most significant health gaps occur in communities with least opportunity to access education, where learning and innovation are often the result of necessity. There is a pressing need for these communities to develop and scale up appropriate solutions and learn from each other. We will give examples of reverse innovation from Africa and Vietnam that benefit everyone and will engage the audience in developing mutually beneficial global health programmes and networks.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Appreciate examples of innovation in resource-poor settings which benefit (for instance) the UK NHS

  2. Appreciate that a more globally inclusive approach to health development is in everyone’s interests

  3. Approach innovation as mutually beneficial and not the preserve of well resourced countries

Nick Bass, Director of Global Health, East London NHS Foundation Trust, London; England