BREAKTHROUGHS BLOG

August 27, 2019

Observations and insights on the history and future of health innovation at USAID

Marissa Chmiola
Communications Officer
GHTC

For over five decades, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported the development, introduction, and scale up of urgently-needed health technologies as a critical part of its mission to advance global health and development. 

To reflect on USAID’s decades of work in global health innovation and how continued efforts will be vital to moving countries along the journey to self-reliance, GHTC held a dialogue in early August featuring USAID Chief of Staff Bill Steiger, as well as representatives from USAID’s Global Health Bureau and nonprofit and private sector partners.

Here are some of our favorite observations and insights from the discussion:

BILL STEIGER ON HOW HEALTH INNOVATION IS CENTRAL TO USAID’S MISSION

INSIGHTS FROM OUR PANELISTS ON THE CHALLENGES & PROMISE OF HEALTH INNOVATION


The panel discussion featured Renuka Gadde, Vice President of Global Health at BD; Meghan Majorowski, Senior Advisor at USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact; Dr. Zeda Rosenberg, founder and CEO of the International Partnership for Microbicides; Dr. Mel Spigelman, President and CEO of TB Alliance; and Dr. Monique Wubbenhorst, Deputy Assistant Administrator in the USAID Bureau for Global Health.



To learn more about health innovation at USAID, check out GHTC’s latest report. It examines how USAID’s investments in global health innovation are an essential enabled in accelerating partner countries along the journey to self-reliance and provides actionable recommendations to the Administration and Congress to maximize the impact of USAID’s health research and development activities.

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