Global Health Innovation Exchange, Reciprocal Innovation2020-08-19T14:42:33-04:00

Global Health Innovation Exchange

What is reciprocal innovation?

What is reciprocal innovation? Reciprocal innovation builds on the concept of ‘reverse innovation’, a process of bringing healthcare innovations and technologies designed and tested in under-resourced countries around the world back to developed countries such as the United States to address important health challenges. These ‘reverse innovations’ are attractive because they are often seen as more cost-effective; easy to replicate, scale, and sustain; require minimal infrastructure; and can be tailored to local needs. However, reverse innovation implies a unidirectional process that does not continue to engage global health stakeholders in refining and implementing these approaches. Reciprocal innovation evolves the concept of reverse innovation in order to create a bidirectional research agenda that provides mutual benefit to both sides and identifies high quality innovations from our global health partnerships for demonstration, replication, and dissemination through our statewide system.

Principal Investigator Project Title Priority Area Country
Adrian Gardner Improving the Delivery of Complex Care to HIV Positive Patients through Guided Practice using the HIV AMPATH Tele-ECHO Platform Chronic disease Kenya
Marya Lieberman Pharmaceutical Quality in Malawi Access to healthcare; medication quality Malawai
Megan McHenry Caregiver-focused intervention for neurodevelopmental delays in young children in western Kenya Infant and maternal health Kenya
Rakhi Karwa Bridging the Gap from the Hospital to the Clinic: Using Peer Navigators on the Inpatient Wards to Improve Linkage, Retention and Adherence to HIV Care in Western Kenya Chronic disease Kenya
Ken Cornetta Facilitating Home Hospice Care Via Telecommunication in Kenya Access to healthcare Kenya
Mary Ott Addressing Barriers to Adolescent PrEP in Western Kenya Using an Implementation Sciences Approach Access to healthcare; chronic disease Kenya
Molly Rosenberg Microfinance and Investments in Health in Rural Kenya Prevention Kenya
Laura Ruhl, MD, MPH Chamas for Change: Adapting a community-based peer-support and health education model for pregnant and parenting adolescents in Kenya Infant and maternal health Kenya
Sophie Lelievre Harnessing miRNAs to prevent early breast cancer onset in Lebanese women Chronic disease Lebanon
Esperanza Angeles Martinez-Mier Dental Caries Prevention Program Tailored to Rural Indigenous Communities in Mexico Prevention Mexico
Sherri Bucher Feasibility, Acceptability, and Usability testing in Kenya of NeoWarm: An innovative biomedical device to prevent newborn hypothermia in low-middle income country Infant and maternal health Kenya
Debra Litzelman WeCare Plus 2.0: An Innovative, Community-Based Collaboration to Decrease Infant Mortality Infant and maternal health US
Sonak Pastakia Evaluation of locally-sourced compression therapy for treatment of chronic venous leg ulcers and management of Kaposi sarcoma leg lymphedema in western Kenya Treatment Kenya
Caitlin Bernard Community-based provision of urine pregnancy tests as linkage to reproductive health services Infant and maternal health Kenya
Kara Wools-Kaloustian; Janowicz D Establishing an HIV Clinic in Austin, Indiana Chronic disease US
Suzanne Goodrich Good short-term outcomes despite extensive pre-3rd line HIV drug resistance in Kenya Improving the quality of care Kenya
Genberg B Microfinance Participation is Associated with Retention in HIV Care among People Living with HIV in Western Kenya Across the continuum but significantly improves linkage and retention Kenya

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