Associate Professor National University of Singapore
Sustainable Development Goal 3 sets an ambitious goal of addressing all major health priorities including reproductive, maternal and child health, communicable, non-communicable and environmental diseases, universal health coverage and access for all to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines and vaccines. It also aims to increase research and development and health financing and strengthen capacity of all countries in health risk reduction and management. This session focuses on innovations along the health value chain that contribute towards this goal and key lessons learned.
- Multisector collaboration is key – there is enormous potential for philanthropists, social investors and social entrepreneurs to bridge the gap between policy and action.
- While fostering health innovations is important, understanding the entire health value chain is critical to effective diffusion of these innovations.
- Market facilitators are key to effective public-private partnerships – they play an important role in identifying and facilitating adoption of innovations.