Calling all innovators
With modest funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Health Education England, THET launched our Health Innovation Portal and I thought you might be interested in seeing what we are up to.
In essence: we know that innovation is happening across the Health Partnership community, but we also know this is being inadequately documented. Under the guidance of Lord Crisp, who will Chair our Steering Group, THET is looking to collect examples of innovation in health fostered through working in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) - useful evidence of 'secondary benefits' coming to the UK from this kind of work.
Four exciting ways to take part
1. Become an Innovation Fellow
· We will award six fellowships to those with the most promising emerging innovations that we consider would benefit from developing their concept further.
2. Become a global health champion in the media
· We anticipate considerable media interest in these case studies and with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Steering Group members and Health Education England, THET will seek to place and disseminate these case studies with UK media outlets. The case studies will be used to inform donor’s deliberations on future financial support and to further the case for UK ODA to be spent on global health initiatives.
3. Become a published innovation author
· THET will support the publication of case studies in a peer-reviewed academic journal, subject to review.
4. Become a THET Conference speaker
· A selection of successful fellows will also be invited to speak at THET’s Annual Conference held on the 26th and 27th September 2019 at Imperial College London.
We would be so grateful for your submissions but also your help in disseminating the call far and wide!
And, talking about the conference -
THET’s 2019 Annual Conference | Transforming Global Health
I would also like to take this chance to share with you some information on the 2019 THET Conference.
This year the conference will be built around four transformational themes that we believe will shape the UK’s contribution to Universal Health Coverage in the years to come: Responsibility, Collaboration, Innovation and Equitability. These streams will run across two days. The first day will seek to tackle the ‘big questions’ and engage with the challenges we are facing as the global health community. The second day will seek to answer these questions with practical, solutions focussed breakout sessions which will showcase best practice in each stream.
Don’t miss out and get your super-early bird tickets (with a 20% discount on standard tickets) here now!
With best wishes,
Direct Line: +44 (0)20 7290 3896
Switchboard: +44 (0)20 7290 3891