Global health & development

Debate around health systems often focuses on lives saved by new or improved medicines and fails to consider the long-term development of scientific research capacity in low and middle income countries, and how this affects the health of a country’s population and its economic growth. A recognition that health, education and industrial policy are interlinked is at the core of Innogen’s approach.

Projects

Meet our Researchers: Prof. Smita Srinivas

21 April 2020

We speak with Prof. Smita Srinivas, Professorial Research Fellow, at The Open University (UK) Founder Director of the Technological Change Lab (TCLab) and Visiting Professor at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (India). Her work focusses on economics and public policy. In 2015 she received the EAEPE (European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy) Myrdal Prize for her book on the health industry "Market Menagerie". We discuss her latest paper: Economics and Public Health: a case for interdisciplinary cohesion in the time of Coronavirus and the relevance of her work to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Supporting Africa’s innovation strategy

12 December 2019

In November, Geoff Banda, Innogen Deputy Director, attended the launch of The Health Research and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2018-2030, developed by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-NEPAD, and spoke at the 2nd Vaccine Manufacturing Forum.

Analysis of the social impact of lockdowns in Africa

19 July 2020

As part of TIBA (the NIHR Global Health Research Unit Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa at the University of Edinburgh), Geoff Banda and Vera Florida Mugittu have contributed to a new report on the social impact of Covid-19 mitigation measures on nine African countries.

Local production of pharmaceuticals and health system strengthening in Africa

1 August 2017

Innogen members compile Evidence Brief for Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Innovation for Development in a new societal era

6 June 2019

Theo Papaioannou discussed inclusive innovation for development at the opening of II Edition of the  International Development Summer Course organised by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Portuguese Platform of Non-Governmental Development Organizations (NGDO) and the Centre for African, Asian and Latin American Studies of ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Lisbon University (CEsA/ISEG), 28th -31st May 2019.