Center for Health Market Innovations – 2012 Highlights

The Center for Health Market Innovations just announced the publication of its second annual addition of Highlights 2012 - a publication with observations about health markets from around the world.

According to CHMI: 

“What’s new in CHMI’s Highlights: 2012?

  • A visualization depicting key characteristics of the 1,200
    programs in CHMI’s data set, including 200 programs added since our last
    , on page 10.
  • Key facts about 80 newly launched programs in the past
    year, including a Somaliland pharmacy franchise and a Kenyan call center, on
    page 8.
  • Insights into business models adopted by primary healthcare
    franchises and chains
    , mobile healthcare, and programs striving to
    improve maternal healthcare, starting on page 13.
  • A new way to track program performance in key dimensions
    like quality, cost, and efficiency; selected results from a sample of close to
    150 health programs, on page 28.
  • Examples of in-country events led by our partners in the Philippines,
    Indonesia, Kenya, and elsewhere, bringing together people who are implementing,
    studying, and funding market-based health programs. Highlights from these events
    start on page 32. …”
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Innovation, Technology and South-South Collaboration – UNCTAD October 2012

Available online PDF [164p] at:

UNCTAD’s Technology and Innovation Report 2012 focuses on how South-South collaboration can help address key capacity questions faced by developing countries.

The information and analysis contained in this report mark a contribution to the efforts now getting under way to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals and to outline a post-2015 development agenda.





This message from the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO/WHO, is part of an
effort to disseminate information Related to: Equity; Health inequality; Socioeconomic
inequality in health; Socioeconomic health differentials; Gender; Violence; Poverty; Health Economics; Health
Legislation; Ethnicity; Ethics; Information Technology – Virtual libraries; Research & Science issues.


Washington DC USA

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(Español) Acción Municipal y Cooperación Internacional: innovación de la gestión y gestión de las innovaciones – (17 de septiembre de 2012)

Por: Nahuel Oddone & Horacio Rodríguez

“En el contexto internacional actual, caracterizado por dinámicas multiescalares y complemento-contradictorias que van desde la territorialización de la economía hasta los sistemas de gobernanza con sus dimensiones horizontales y verticales, la cooperación internacional descentralizada se ha convertido en una herramienta de creciente interés para los municipios de América Latina, afirman Nahuel Oddone y Horacio Rodríguez Vázquez en su trabajo.”

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Social Good Summit (Sept. 22 – 24, 2012)

When:   Sept. 22-24 2012

Where: New York City

According to the Social Good Summit: “The Social Good Summit is where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. Held during UN Week, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges. This September, we want YOU to join the conversation with leaders and citizens from around the globe. The most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists will come together with one shared goal: to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place, and then to translate that potential into action. ….”

Blurb taken from the Social Good Summit site at:

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PAHO Launches New Platform to Promote Access to Health Technologies and Innovation

 The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) will launch the Regional Platform for Access to Health Technologies and Innovation on 7 May 2012. The objective is to improve transparency, information flow, and cooperation among countries of the region in order to promote access, innovation, rational use, and governance of essential drugs, biological medicines, and diagnostics in public health.

The interactive platform encompasses research, development, and innovation for health technologies; pharmaceutical policies and health technologies; access to and rational use of medicines; and regulation and management of intellectual property. It is a tool for health authorities in the Americas; national regulatory authorities; departments of science, technology, and innovation; scientists, researchers, and research institutes; civil society, nongovernmental organizations, and foundations that work with medicines and health technologies; and sectors of the pharmaceutical industry.

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