The COVID Treatment QuickStart Consortium Newsletter: April 2024 Edition

The COVID Treatment QuickStart Consortium Newsletter: April 2024 Edition

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This newsletter aims to provide a central hub for information, milestones, and updates regarding the COVID Treatment QuickStart Consortium. The COVID Treatment QuickStart Consortium partners with governments to rapidly introduce and scale access to COVID-19 oral antiviral therapies in vulnerable and high-risk populations presenting with mild to moderate symptoms within five days of symptom onset through a public health test-and-treat model. QuickStart’s top priorities are: Ensuring treatments are accessible in all parts of the world; Preparing for potential future COVID-19 surges; and Building primary healthcare capacity for test-and-treat beyond COVID-19. View the April 2024 QuickStart newsletter. Subscribe to the QuickStart newsletter.
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Trust Matters Newsletter: April 2024 Edition

Trust Matters Newsletter: April 2024 Edition

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"Trust Matters" is a monthly newsletter dedicated to exploring the critical role that trust plays in achieving health outcomes globally, regionally, and nationally. This newsletter aims to provide a central hub for information about the diverse range of initiatives and developments in the realm of trust.  This work is led by the Duke Global Health Innovation Center, the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, and the Duke Global Health Institute, at Duke University. View the April 2024 Trust Matters newsletter. Subscribe to the Trust Matters newsletter and/or contribute your work on trust in health to this newsletter. 
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March 2024 Monthly Roundup

March 2024 Monthly Roundup

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The "Monthly Roundup" is a monthly newsletter dedicated to sharing the latest news from the  Duke Global Health Innovation Center and Innovations in Healthcare. View the March 2024 newsletter. Subscribe to the monthly newsletter.
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Transforming Healthcare: Unleashing the Power of AI for Frontline Workers

Transforming Healthcare: Unleashing the Power of AI for Frontline Workers

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The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, and the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into clinical and operational workflows has the potential to bring significant improvements in care delivery, especially for frontline health workers such as community health workers (CHWs). Innovations in Healthcare recently conducted a study that focused on how three organizations - Audere, Simprints, and ThinkMD - are using AI to support CHWs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The study findings were recently shared in a webinar hosted by Innovations in Healthcare. During the webinar, leaders from these social enterprises and their implementing partners, delved into this growing field, unraveling insightful perspectives and illuminating the potential of AI in revolutionizing healthcare accessibility and equity. The panelists shared the insights below as part of their work leveraging AI for frontline health workers: Unlocking AI's Potential: Revolutionizing…
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Progress, Impacts and Lessons from Market Shaping in the Past Decade: A Systematic Review

Progress, Impacts and Lessons from Market Shaping in the Past Decade: A Systematic Review

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Our preprint, Progress, Impacts and Lessons from Market Shaping in the Past Decade: A Systematic Review, reviews the progress and impacts, and identifies enablers and barriers of market shaping activities in the past decade. Read the full article via The Lancet. Authors: Wenhui Mao, Katharine Olson, Elina Urli Hodges, Krishna Udayakumar Abstract Background: Market shaping activities have been increasingly used to improve access to health products. This paper reviewed the progress and impacts, and identified enablers and barriers of market shaping activities in the past decade. Methods: We conducted a systematic review using a structured searching strategy across five academic databases and key actors' websites with a structured searching strategy for gray and white literature published in English between 2012-2022. Two researchers independently performed screening, data extraction and analysis. This…
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Education Beyond Academic Boundaries

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Education Beyond Academic Boundaries

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The status quo is not good enough to solve global health challenges. The world needs collaborative and innovative solutions. One powerful solution is the Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Practicum. This unique alliance links students in the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) Education Program with Innovations in Healthcare (IiH) network innovators to address critical health, social, and environmental problems around the world.  This collaborative effort fosters a diverse range of perspectives while harnessing the passion and skills of the next generation of healthcare leaders.  About the course Launched in 2019, the I&E Practicum enables a collaboration between global health students and innovators extending beyond academic boundaries. This approach enhances the students’ educational experience while making a tangible contribution to the development of innovative, sustainable solutions.  Working in multidisciplinary teams, students work with carefully selected innovators…
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2024 Annual Forum

2024 Annual Forum

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Mark your calendars for the 2024 Annual Forum The Annual Forum is happening October 3-4, 2024, in Washington, D.C. This one-of-a-kind convening is attended by senior leaders in the life sciences industry, innovative entrepreneurs with novel healthcare solutions, global health researchers, executives from multinational corporations and foundations, leaders from public and private health systems, as well as social impact funders and investors. This unique opportunity brings together stakeholders from across the healthcare ecosystem to network and discuss a broad range of topics directed at improving access to quality affordable healthcare worldwide. The Annual Forum is a one-of-a-kind convening. The event is attended by senior leaders in the life sciences industry, innovative entrepreneurs with novel healthcare solutions, global health researchers, executives from multinational corporations and foundations, leaders from public and private health…
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Innovations in Healthcare becomes founding partner of G7 initiative for impact investing in health

Innovations in Healthcare becomes founding partner of G7 initiative for impact investing in health

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Innovations in Healthcare is proud to be a founding partner of the Impact Investing Initiative for Global Health (Triple I for Global Health). About Triple I for Global Health In recent years, the financial burden on the global health sector has increased, particularly in low- and middle–income countries. To meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, both public and private funds must be mobilized. In response, the Triple I for Global Health initiative was developed. World leaders at the Hiroshima G7 Summit endorsed this initiative, emphasizing the important role of the private sector towards enabling sustainable financing in global health, including through impact investments. [caption id="attachment_4962" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Pictured (left to right) at the UNGA78 event “Toward more Resilient, Equitable and Sustainable Universal Health Coverage by 2030": Bill Gates Co-chair of…
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Highlighting Test-and-Treat Lessons at Africa Public Health Conference

Highlighting Test-and-Treat Lessons at Africa Public Health Conference

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African public health officials, key implementers, and other stakeholders reviewed progress and lessons from COVID-19 test-and-treat programs November 27 at an official side event of the 3rd annual International Conference on Public Health in Africa, held in Lusaka, Zambia. Many organizations, including co-hosts the COVID Treatment QuickStart Consortium, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and Zambia Ministry of Health, have been working to accelerate access to COVID-19 treatments.  [caption id="attachment_4958" align="alignright" width="300"] Panelists at the Official Side Event of CPHIA 2023: “Lessons for Establishing Integrated Test-and-Treat Programs to Deliver Lifesaving Treatments for COVID-19 and Other Health Challenges.”[/caption] Since July 2022, the QuickStart Consortium, comprising Duke University, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Americares, and the COVID Collaborative, has partnered with ten…
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