Innovation in Global Health


Healthcare around the world is changing. Improvements in technology, diagnostics and treatments mean that people around the world are living longer, healthier lives. But injury and non-communicable diseases like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease still make up 70% of death and disability worldwide.

Social entrepreneurs and innovators have a big part of play in reducing the burden of these global health challenges. Innovative thinking, advances in technology, and new healthcare tools can fundamentally change the way healthcare is delivered and can improve the health of millions of people. Join The George Institute for Global Health and Genovate to explore the impact that innovation and social entrepreneurship can have on healthcare around the world.

At this event you will:

  • Learn from expert researchers about the biggest health problems facing us today, and strategies for how you can approach them.

  • Hear about social enterprises that are working today to tackle problems such as unaffordable kidney dialysis, cardiovascular disease in remote communities, and complex treatment for hypertension.
  • Hear from start-ups who are starting out on their innovation journey targeting unmet needs in low to middle income countries and other underserved populations.
  • Brainstorm with experts on unmet health needs that social entrepreneurship could help address.

The George Institute for Global Health is a leading medical research institute focused on addressing the biggest causes of death and disability across the world. Our 20-year history of innovative thinking and robust medical research has produced health care solutions that have improved the health of millions of people. Genovate is the social entrepreneurship and innovation initiative of The George Institute. Its aim is to translate the outcomes of our ground breaking research into successful social ventures that help to get health solutions to the people that need them.