MNH Innovation: The Path from “Great Idea” to “Global Lifesaver”

14 Sep 2017
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

MNH Innovation: The Path from “Great Idea” to “Global Lifesaver”

In the past 30 years, MNH has gone from global health sub-field to front and center, bringing development of a powerful set of interventions to save women and newborns. Yet both continue to die preventable deaths. Innovation has become a major buzzword in ending preventable maternal and newborn deaths. But what does innovation in MNH look like today? Where is there room for innovation within the MNH intervention framework that has evolved? Does this framework push innovation, or does it limit it, and how? And, most importantly, what does the path from “great idea” to “global life-saver” look like, and how can more individuals and organizations find their place on this path to ensure that innovations scale and keep the MNH agenda moving forward?

Speakers: Pam Bolton, Concern Worldwide US; Martin van Herpen, Philips Africa Innovation Hub; Emma Clark, Chemonics International; Karlee Silver, Grand Challenges Canada