About the Blog

Stanford GSB student Katharina Schmitt (MBA ’12) on a project in Bangalore

We created the Global Health Innovation blog to give healthcare innovators, entrepreneurs, and other professionals a place to read and share information about the many challenges of developing and commercializing products and services targeted at underserved populations in developing countries. We also intend to highlight creative solutions being used to overcome common barriers in an effort to inspire and assist the growing community of global health innovators at Stanford and beyond.

Every few weeks, we’ll post a new vignette that tells the story of company or team, a challenge they faced, and the solution(s) they used to address the problem. In some cases, these stories may also focus on lessons learned from unsuccessful experiences. We hope that others who have either faced similar issues or have tried alternative solutions will share their insights by adding a Comment to the post.

The blog will be administered by the Stanford GSB’s Program in Healthcare Innovation (PHI) as part of our Global Health Innovation research project. Read more about the research effort on the About the Project page or on the PHI website.

This blog is supported by the National Institutes of Health grant 1 RC4 TW008781-01.

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