Providing paramedic training.
Health, Nutrition, and Population
Food security with main emphasis to food safety and zoonotic diseases control need to be a priority. No food security, no truly democratic society and no development. Zoonotic foodborne diseases are wih no boundaries and major problems globally.
Medical equipment and supplies "walk away" from health care facilities and are resold on the private market. Can we embed RFID tags on them/in them to prevent theft, like in retail stores in the U.S.? The tags would have to survive autoclaves for some equipment, and the sensors would have to work even with power interruptions. Could also work for critical assets in other sectors, or even give real-time info on when ...more »
How can we make delivery of high impact health care commercially viable in low resource settings.
How might we prevent new emerging infectious diseases from emerging?
How might we capture and reward indigenous knowledge within health systems?
How might we encourage open source mechanisms for drug discovery?
How might we bring to market a portable, low cost means of sterilizing medical instruments and related surgical facilities?
Development of direct partnerships and collaborative projects between universities, academic institutions and organizations in developing countries and developed countries. Collaboration within regions as well. Sustainability must be considered in the plan.
Low cost production methods for essential drugs and vaccines, preferably within the region or in-country. Development of vaccines that will not require cold storage.
Develop a low-cost cold field sterilization system for small clinics and hospitals for instruments and surroundings using Ozone or UV.
What innovative finance structures or scale-up models are available as best practice in the water and sanitation sector? Where is further demonstration/evaluation of scale-up needed?