CPIP and ITIF Release Innovate4Health Report on Role of IP in Solving Global Health Challenges

This past Tuesday, CPIP and the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released our joint report: Innovate4Health: How Innovators Are Solving Global Health Challenges. The report details 25 important healthcare innovations that are being created by and for people in the developing world, where some of the most urgent challenges remain. Each of these innovations is … Continue reading “CPIP and ITIF Release Innovate4Health Report on Role of IP in Solving Global Health Challenges”

Innovate4Health: SaTo Pan Delivers a Sustainable Solution to the Sanitation Crisis in Developing Nations

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Michael O’Keefe Poor sanitation poses an ongoing threat to the health and well-being of people in the developing world. Severe health problems, death, and disease can be directly linked to unsafe hygiene practices that continue to plague many countries. A UN … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: SaTo Pan Delivers a Sustainable Solution to the Sanitation Crisis in Developing Nations”

Innovate4Health: Daktari Diagnostics Takes on Africa’s Healthcare Challenges One Diagnostic Device at a Time

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Alex Summerton & Nick Churchill Africa’s predominantly rural characteristic and limited medical infrastructure are among the region’s greatest challenges to implementing effective healthcare programs and policies for its residents. The high costs for patients associated with diagnosis and treatment in terms of … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Daktari Diagnostics Takes on Africa’s Healthcare Challenges One Diagnostic Device at a Time”

Innovate4Health: Augmented Reality Technology Helps Bring Surgical Expertise to Conflict Zones and the Developing World

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Gleb Savich The majority of people in the world do not have access to safe and affordable surgical care. More than 2 billion people cannot receive surgical care simply because there are no surgical facilities where they live. Up to 3 … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Augmented Reality Technology Helps Bring Surgical Expertise to Conflict Zones and the Developing World”

Innovate4Health: Indian Startup Develops Nanomaterial Filter to Help Solve Global Drinking Water Crisis

This post is one of a series in the #Innovate4Health policy research initiative. By Gleb Savich Access to clean water remains a critical issue on a global scale. According to the latest statistics by the World Health Organization (WHO), 844 million people lack a basic drinking water service and at least 2 billion people use … Continue reading “Innovate4Health: Indian Startup Develops Nanomaterial Filter to Help Solve Global Drinking Water Crisis”

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”