New USAID Guide For Healthcare Innovations Unveiled

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WDI’s Healthcare Research Initiative hosted a special preview Jan. 28 of a new USAID guide and toolkit designed to help people develop, introduce and scale global health innovations.

David Milestone of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact led the WDI seminar. The center developed, “IDEA to IMPACT: A Guide to Introduction and Scale of Global Health Innovations.”

To develop, introduce, and scale global health innovations, a complex set of activities is required across many countries, and with many actors (donors, implementing partners, ministries of health, and manufacturers, among others) making coordination and efficient execution difficult.

Recognizing this, the guide and accompanying toolkit identifies and illustrates priority activities to help practitioners think through, plan, and execute the many steps needed to ensure successful launch and scale from bench to bedside. The guide provides context through examples, and offers a growing set of tools that can help users put these activities into practice.

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