Fragile states are home to over one-third of the world’s poor people and experience an unusually high incidence of disease.
From HIV prevention to holistic, community-based models, women around the world are leading some of the most innovative health market programs in the world. On International Women’s Day, the Center for Health Market Innovations is proud to recognize the women entrepreneurs and leaders of 6 health programs that are improving the lives of millions.
Over the past seven years, CHMI has been a resource for innovators and program stakeholders around the globe looking for evidence and knowledge on emerging health innovations. We have continued to document the universe of health innovations and disseminate new evidence about what works in the health innovation space.
The CHMI team reflected on our achievements for 2017, including: an internal programmatic review, a refined strategy, and initiatives that leverage our value proposition to increase our impact. We continued to be a global resource of knowledge and evidence on emerging and relevant health innovations. Our hard work led the Department for International Development (DFID) and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to see value in our vision for the future and will continue to financially support CHMI.
The past 20 years have seen an unprecedented financial commitment to health among governments of low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs). However, mobilizing government resources is not enough to increase access to services and improve health outcomes across all population groups.