Healthcare in South Africa and Africa is facing a myriad of challenges in delivering care to those who need it most. Now more than ever, innovation is required to develop solutions that can improve the delivery of healthcare in Africa in an inclusive, effective and affordable manner.
These solutions must transcend current challenges in the system to improve health outcomes for patients and also to change the routines, responsibility and values of our healthworkers responsible for delivering the care.
How can we ignite inclusive innovation in Africa?
The Inclusive Healthcare Innovation summit will give international and local innovators, experts and influences the opportunity to discuss and debate what healthcare innovation means in and for an African context. In celebration of Cape Town being the World Design Capital 2014, the summit’s theme is “designing solutions, addressing needs”.
Participants will gain from the experiences of other innovators, acquire user-insight, become aware of specific health needs requiring innovation, learn from best-practice solutions and be equipped with an approach to designing new and creative ways to contribute to the transformation of the healthcare system.
Who will be speaking at the Summit?
Speakers will come from all over the world and include Prof Anjali Sastry from the MIT Sloan School of Management, Richard Stubbs from the National Health Service in the UK, and the Financial Times Health correspondent, Andrew Jack. They will join a host of local and African presenters including Gustav Praekelt from the Praekelt Foundation, Dr Richard Gordon – Strategic Health Innovation partnership.
Are you an innovator or influencer in the government, private health industry, academia, not for profit or in the community?
This gathering will be a platform inviting the active participation of the whole health community to share, learn about needs-based innovations in different dimensions and to co-create new solutions that can bring about health systems transformation.
Don’t miss this dynamic and stimulating event to connect with strategic partners and thought leaders in this field.
The first Inclusive Healthcare Innovation Summit. will take place on 29 & 30 January 2014.
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