"Thanks all -- great discussion! I look forward to following up with anyone interested in learning more about the innovations we have documented on CHMI including some of the great models that took part in the discussion today. You can visit us…"
"Erica, that's a good point. One of they key things that makes successful public-private collaboration work better is the fact that each side can identify where it adds value and how it complements what the other side is doing. For example, we…"
"Erica -- this is very interesting. We have documented many products (and gadgets!) and some of what you have highlighted certainly resonates with what we have found. One of the key things we found is that many products are not well-suited for…"
"Completely agree, Julia. Health systems need to function more effectively and efficiently to drive better health outcomes for the poor. Products are certainly important – and we are seeing many product innovations profiled in…"
"Good question. The WHO and other global institutions are certainly doing a lot...but it comes down to national governments to create the right conditions for business to step in a play a bigger role that makes sense for the business commercially --…"
"Thanks Robert! The challenges are numerous, but some of the barriers we have seen are the following: 1) an enabling ecosystem that includes government policies and financing mechanisms that enable the health industry to thrive and serve under-served…"
"Completely agree Erica. We see many organizations profiled by CHMI that are struggling to make it at scale because the business proposition is not there. Ramil -- what you are suggesting is something that may be happening in certain contexts, but…"
"We are CHMI profiled over 1,200 programs, policies and practices with the potential to address key health challenges. For example, business innovations in delivery, such as the numerous emerging chains of low-cost/high-quality primary care clinics,…"
Ms. Dimovska provides program management for the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI), as well as the newly launched, Center for Education Innovations (CEI). Donika started at R4D in 2008 to work on one of R4D’s first projects, the Rockefeller-funded Role of the Private Sector in Health. As part of that work, she co-authored a review of Innovative Pro-Poor Healthcare Financing and Delivery Models and contributed to the conceptual foundation behind CHMI. While at R4D, Donika has led the development of new tools and modalities for engaging practitioners, funders, researchers and policymakers working to improve how health and education systems work to serve the poor in low- and middle-income countries.
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Education, Enterprise Development, Health, Inclusive Business Models