Less than 50% of the global population is covered by essential health services.
Moreover, to ensure equal access to the ambitious definition of health as "A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" - we need to turn things on its head. To reimagine Citizen Activism and Community Engagement, the full Social Innovation processes, and the bridging Leadership required. To combine unique local understanding for contextual challenges and solutions - with cutting edge research. Embed social innovation in research and research in social innovation. Unlocking a new generation of demystified science that powers Capacity Building and Advocacy beyond borders. To depart from and celebrate the insights of communities - discovering synergies, symbiosis and cross pollinations around the globe. Unlocking hurdles no single perspective or paradigm ever could.
We have conducted multinational and transdisciplinary Hackathons in Sweden, Facilitated cross sectorial Stakeholder Labs in Benin, met Social Innovators in South Africa and Midwife Communities in the Amazon. We have crafted Leadership and Communication models for Women in Health Empowerment and Citizen Outreach Programs backed by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology in Health, hosted by Karolinska Institute. We've been ill and we've been well, and now stand ready for our biggest challenge and thus opportunity yet:
To build a Global Learning Exchange Amplification that provides an enabling environment for social innovation and research to interact in a blend of physical and virtual spaces. Encouraging the co-creation of glocal innovation - anchored in local communities and scaled through global partner ecosystems. All together with SIHI, the Social Innovation in Health Initiative, supported by TDR and as such Unisef, UNDP, World Bank and WHO - with the mission to unlock the capacity residing within the actors of the health system to advance social innovation.
An open innovation platform that facilitates rapid local, regional and global learning exchanges across the SIHI network.
A space for community-based innovations to pioneer an inclusive, systems thinking approach to social innovation across the health sector.
Demystifying research, enabling and enhancing learning exchange, collaboration and communication across three paradigms:
Join the Base Camp to meet other mad folks looking to re-imagine and define next generation Health Innovation and Solutions. As a part of the Base Camp, you get early access to beta test and co-create emerging tools and models; the gear that equips it's users and explorers to break new ground on both inner and outer expeditions of change.
Photos and great memories featuring some of the remarkable and pioneering Individuals, Organisations and Institutions that has - and continues to make - this Leap of Health possible.