The success of Dr. Madhukar Pai’s project to use simulated patient actors to assess the quality of tuberculosis care in clinics and regional health care facilities demonstrates the value of making early investments in transformative ideas.
Posts Tagged: Scaling Impact
Dr. Shaun Morris is one of our innovators in the Stars in Global Health (Round 4) program with a project called ‘A toolkit to save newborn lives’, implemented in Pakistan. He started believing in the power of social media when the video he made to support his grant proposal led to a rewarding business partnership.
How do we balance fostering innovation — with its inherent risk of failure — with scaling impact? Part of the answer lies in our financial ecosystem.
Working with my supervisor, Raymond Shih, and the rest of the Financial Innovations team at Grand Challenges Canada, I was able to gain insight about and appreciate the difficulty of evaluating the financial viability and scalability of global health investments.
In many ways thinking about ‘scale’ means thinking like a business person, whether you have an innovation that will appeal to a public funder (like a government health care service) or a private funder (such as a company looking to commercialize and sell your technology).
Exciting news! Beginning tomorrow, I’ll be in London attending the G8 Social Impact Investment forum. The purpose of the forum is to bring a heightened focus to current and emerging trends when it comes to ‘impact investing’, as a companion to the annual gathering of G8 Leaders. I’ll be joined by a number of Canadian […]