Innovate4Health: Nike’s Innovations Provide Comfort and Independence to People with Disabilities

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Nick Churchill Many amputees, stroke victims, and people with movement disabilities rely on specialized clothing to support their daily lives. Participation in society, whether in the developing or developed world, requires being appropriately dressed. Not only can difficulty in dressing inhibit social and … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Nike’s Innovations Provide Comfort and Independence to People with Disabilities”

Innovate4Health: Embrace Infant Warmers Help Save Lives of Preterm Babies in Developing Countries

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Gleb Savich Preterm birth is the leading cause of death for children under five years old. An estimated 15 million babies are born before 37 weeks gestation each year, and nearly 1 million children under five die due to complications associated … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Embrace Infant Warmers Help Save Lives of Preterm Babies in Developing Countries”

Innovate4Health: Miriam Bridges the Gap Between Developing-World Infrastructure and Cancer Detection

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Alex Summerton Originally a disease diagnosed only in developed countries, cancer is now a leading cause of death in the developing world with over half of all new cases annually. The rise in cancer in the developing world is attributed to … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Miriam Bridges the Gap Between Developing-World Infrastructure and Cancer Detection”

Innovate4Health: Nutriset Uses Patents and Trademarks to Fight Severe Malnutrition Across the Globe

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Nick Churchill Malnutrition is one of the greatest global health challenges, particularly with regard to children and pregnant women in developing countries. Undernutrition contributes to nearly half of all deaths among children under the age of 5 and has lifelong consequences … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Nutriset Uses Patents and Trademarks to Fight Severe Malnutrition Across the Globe”

Innovate4Health: New Oxygen Machine Technology Confronts Blackouts in Emerging Nations

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Andrew B. Levey Oxygen therapy, where supplemental oxygen is used as a medical treatment, is vital to children with pneumonia. Rolling blackouts in Uganda and other developing nations, which can last for hours at a time, are stopping oxygen concentrators—machines that … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: New Oxygen Machine Technology Confronts Blackouts in Emerging Nations”

Innovate4Health: Nanobiosym’s Gene-RADAR Brings Real-Time Results for Zika Testing

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Gabrielle Eriquez Because there is currently no preventative vaccine for Zika, a mosquito-borne virus known to cause severe birth defects in pregnant women, the ability to obtain a fast and accurate diagnosis is critical. However, especially in the developing world where … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Nanobiosym’s Gene-RADAR Brings Real-Time Results for Zika Testing”

Innovate4Health: GRIT Leveraged Freedom Chair Brings Mobility to Developing World

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 65 million people in the developing world need an appropriate wheelchair. Over 75% of people in the developing world live in rural areas, where standard wheelchairs do not work, as they are hard to … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: GRIT Leveraged Freedom Chair Brings Mobility to Developing World”

CPIP & ITIF Launch “Innovate4Health” Policy Research Initiative

In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, 2017, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) today joined with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) to launch “Innovate4Health,” a joint project to promote the critical role that intellectual property rights play in spurring innovative solutions to pressing global health challenges. … Continue reading “CPIP & ITIF Launch “Innovate4Health” Policy Research Initiative”

Innovate4Health: Meeting the Needs of Rural Africa with Fyodor’s Point-of-Care Testing for Malaria

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Jaci Arthur Every year, more than 200 million cases of malaria are reported worldwide. It can often be mistaken for a less serious malady, as symptoms include “fever, chills, and flu-like illness.” If quickly identified, the disease is treatable. Yet more … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Meeting the Needs of Rural Africa with Fyodor’s Point-of-Care Testing for Malaria”

Innovate4Health: Protecting Patients with VanishPoint Retractable Syringes

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. Needlesticks are not just the fear of 4-year-olds receiving their vaccinations; they are also the source of blood-borne infections afflicting millions of healthcare practitioners. When a conventional needle is left exposed after use on a patient, it can accidentally stick another person, … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Protecting Patients with VanishPoint Retractable Syringes”