Health Focus


  • India

    India has become a vibrant testing ground for health market innovations that can meet the needs of its large and diverse population.
    Adapting What Works: A guide for program managers, from program managers
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  • Nigeria

    Extending health care to Nigeria’s large and diverse population is an enormous challenge, with persistent instability, weak infrastructure and low government capacity preventing health services from reaching society’s most vulnerable. In the midst of these trends, innovators across the country are designing new methods to reach more Nigerians with quality, affordable care.
    Announcing the winners of the third CHMI Learning Exchange
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  • Pakistan

    Working with our regional partner in Pakistan Interactive Research and Development, CHMI is working to enhance collaboration between innovators. Explore in depth how programs in Pakistan are utilizing ICT to improve healthcare services to rural populations, or how micro-insurance programs like Naya Jeevan are providing affordable insurance to low income populations.
    Teeko mHealth app seeks to improve routine immunization coverage in Pakistan
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  • Philippines

    The Philippines is emerging as a center for health market innovations in Southeast Asia, with much of this due to government initiated or supported programs.
    Call for Applications! Takeda Digital Healthcare Innovation Challenge
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  • South Africa

    South African social enterprises such as Unjani are providing primary health care services at an affordable price to under-served communities. Unjani’s clinics are made in South Africa from converted second hand shipping containers and can be created, from order to commission, in just four weeks. Take an in depth look at South African programs profiled on CHMI, with emerging models around primary care, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis.
    Database at a Glance: HIV/TB Coinfection
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  • Kenya

    Kenya's emerging models include cost efficient emergency transportation by the Donkey Ambulance Project, a wide array of health service chains, such as Penda Health, and a number of unique remote diagnostic tools. Use the Kenya Topics Page to explore in depth how innovators are tackling Tuberculosis, HIV, AIDS and MNCH issues.
    Adapting What Works: A guide for program managers, from program managers
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CHMI Themes

  • Informal Providers

    Informal providers are utilized for a wide variety of health interventions and often represent the first point of care for patients, especially for the poor.
    Village Doctors: Are They a Friend or a Foe?
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  • Performance Measurement

    Riders for Health has reported promising results in improving affordability, efficiency, and the availability of healthcare.
    Which programs are actually “working”—achieving the kind of health and financial protection results that are important to national and global health policymakers, donors, investors, and other program implementers?
    Database at a Glance: Rational Use of Medicines
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  • Fragile States

    Fragile states are home to over one-third of the world’s poor people and experience an unusually high incidence of disease. Worldwide, these countries account for more than a third of maternal deaths, more than half of the deaths of children under age five, and over a third of the deaths from HIV/AIDS.
    UN “Nothing but Nets Champion Conference”: Rolling back the Burden of Disease from Malaria
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  • Mobile Money

    A community health worker on a home visit (Chelsea Hedquist/Photoshare)
    Mobile money describes financial transactions that are conducted using a mobile phone, where value is stored virtually (e-money) in an account associated with a SIM card.
    UN “Nothing but Nets Champion Conference”: Rolling back the Burden of Disease from Malaria
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  • Social Franchising

    Social franchising is an approach to organizing private providers into networks that deliver specific health services under a common brand, with a promise of quality assurance.
    Monitoring and Evaluation: CHMI Plus Gold Programs
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  • Licensing/accreditation

    Licensing and accrediting programs aim to improve the quality of a wide range of health professions and facilities from midwives and physicians to pharmaceutical vendors and producers.
    Antimicrobial Resistance: Combating the Cancer of the Future
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  • Mobile clinic

    From a basic bicycle carrying health workers and medicine into rural villages to a fully mobile cardiac catheterization lab, CHMI profiles close to 80 mobile care programs. Mobile care—the delivery of services by health workers on the move—holds particular promise in extending health care to populations beyond the reach of static facilities.
    World Immunization Week: Fighting Infectious Diseases
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  • Information communication technology

    ICT Programs utilize technology to enable remotely delivered care, communication, and exchange of medical information (e.g., telemedicine, call center, cell phone technology, biometric system, etc.).
    A Roadmap that Bypasses the Public Health Care System
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  • Micro/community health insurance

    Micro- or community health insurance offers low-income people protection against specific health issues in exchange for regular premium payments, proportional to the likelihood and cost of the risk involved.
    Database at a Glance: Kenya Part 2
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  • Supply chain enhancements

    Healthcare supply chains can impact the quality, affordability, and accessibility of a given medication. Ensuring access to medicine—defined as having medicines continuously available, affordable, and geographically accessible at health facilities or medicine outlets—is an essential part of healthcare access.
    IRD-CHMI Hub Meeting Part 2: Disruptive Innovations in Healthcare
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