BREAKTHROUGHS BLOG

January 14, 2016

Harnessing health innovation to achieve the global goals

Marissa Chmiola
Communications Officer
GHTC

On January 1, the countdown to 2030 officially began with the implementation of the new global development goals. To mark this occasion, GHTC launched a four-part video series exploring the role of global health innovation in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The series features interviews with global health thought leaders, advocates, researchers, product developers, and policymakers filmed on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

As 2016 ushers in a new era of development, strong and sustained investment in research and development (R&D) for new vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and other health technologies are key to tackling the world’s most pressing health challenges and accelerating progress toward ending poverty and achieving the global goals.

Why is health R&D critical to achieving the SDGs?

This video explores why R&D for new health technologies is key to tackling the world’s most pressing health issues.

 

What can we do to accelerate health innovation to reach SDGs?

GHTC asks experts how health R&D can be accelerated to achieve the SDGs.

What innovations have the greatest potential to transform global health?

GHTC ask experts to reflect on what next-generation health technologies they believe will drive dramatic improvements in global health.

Why does global health innovation matter to you personally?

GHTC asks experts about why they care personally about health R&D.

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