Address at
On 26th July, 2013
Rajendra Pratap Gupta
Co-Chair, IWG-A
Harnessing the power of innovations to accelerate prog...
Mission & Vision
• Created in 2010 by the UN Secretary General
• Aims to harness the power of innovations &
accelerate pro...
Organization Structure – IWG Global
• The IWG is maintained as a broad network of
interested partners with a small secreta...
4
Innovation Working Group Asia (aIWG)
• Launched on May 28, 2013 in conjunction with ‘Women Deliver 2013’ in
Kuala Lumpur.
...
• Focused on Maternal Child Health Space
• Public sector Partnership
• Private sector Partnership
• CSR initiatives
Scope ...
• ICTs - Telemedicine & mHealth
• Nutrition
• Demand Creation
• South South Collaboration
Current Focus – Thematic Areas
7
Opportunities
• Asia has largest numbers of women and children impacted by
MDGs 4 &5.
• Leveraging existing innovations ie...
Value to our Partners
• Provide neutral meeting place for multi-stakeholders pursuing
shared value in the space of materna...
Membership
• Share Experience
• Share Expertise
• Share Resources
• Stimulate Discussion on important issues
• Support the...
ICT preparedness toolkit
11
Why this toolkit ?
• There is a need and a high level of interest to use mHealth /
ICT based interventions for RMNCH
• Sin...
Can we use ICTs to improve coverage & quality
of RMNCH interventions?
• Some countries are still facing challenges in achi...
The challenge: Lot’s of activity, different
stakeholder perspectives, no dialogue
• Hundreds, if not thousands of ICT and ...
A response: Stakeholders review ICT/mHealth
preparedness/readiness
Develop an instrument that encourages dialogue
between ...
A workbook that brings together
resources, opinion and guidance
• Bring health innovators,
operators, sponsors and end-
us...
Synergies
• AeHIN is a platform for eHealth professionals from Asia
• IWG-A is workingon developing the Telemedicine road
...
For more information, visit:
www.everywomaneverychild.org/iwg
Rajendra Pratap Gupta
Co-chair
president@dmai.org.in
Mark Ke...
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Innovation Working Group Asia

  1. 1. Address at On 26th July, 2013 Rajendra Pratap Gupta Co-Chair, IWG-A Harnessing the power of innovations to accelerate progress towards achieving the health MDGs 1
  2. 2. Mission & Vision • Created in 2010 by the UN Secretary General • Aims to harness the power of innovations & accelerate progress towards achieving the health MDGs in support of the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. • A global hub for innovation • Catalystfor initiating and enabling the scale up of cost-effective innovations • Innovations across technological, social, financial, policy and business domains. 2
  3. 3. Organization Structure – IWG Global • The IWG is maintained as a broad network of interested partners with a small secretariat,working through partner organizations. • Partners represent government, non-government, profit and non-profit private-sector and development agencies • Co Chairs – Government of Norway & Johnson & Johnson • Thematic work streams led by participating stakeholders 3
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  5. 5. Innovation Working Group Asia (aIWG) • Launched on May 28, 2013 in conjunction with ‘Women Deliver 2013’ in Kuala Lumpur. • Organized as a workstream of the Global IWG. • Co Chairs 1. Mark Kelly, Senior Operations Director, South Asia, World Vision International 2. Rajendra Pratap Gupta, International Health Policy Expert & President, Disease Management Association of India. • Facilitated by a coordinator and supported by the Global IWG secretariat in Partnership, for Maternal , Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH ), WHO, Geneva. • Network of members/partners 5
  6. 6. • Focused on Maternal Child Health Space • Public sector Partnership • Private sector Partnership • CSR initiatives Scope of Partnership 6
  7. 7. • ICTs - Telemedicine & mHealth • Nutrition • Demand Creation • South South Collaboration Current Focus – Thematic Areas 7
  8. 8. Opportunities • Asia has largest numbers of women and children impacted by MDGs 4 &5. • Leveraging existing innovations ie Nutrition . • Universal health coverage in terms of both conceptual developmentand implementation is showing remarkable advance in the region. • The technological developmentin Asia within mobile technology and ICT will add value to the IWG workstream on e/mHealth. • Growing economies in the region • Strong development of corporate social responsibility. 8
  9. 9. Value to our Partners • Provide neutral meeting place for multi-stakeholders pursuing shared value in the space of maternal child health. • Initiate thematic work-streams based on priorities identified for the region • Facilitate shared experiences of stakeholders • Stimulate on going and vibrant regional consultationbetween stakeholders 9
  10. 10. Membership • Share Experience • Share Expertise • Share Resources • Stimulate Discussion on important issues • Support the Cause 10
  11. 11. ICT preparedness toolkit 11
  12. 12. Why this toolkit ? • There is a need and a high level of interest to use mHealth / ICT based interventions for RMNCH • Since this is a recent development & due to lack of credible resources , there is a hesitation to start such ICT based interventions • Are these new resources ? • No, they are based on existing works and frame works, like WHO work on developing application for safe care at delivery 12
  13. 13. Can we use ICTs to improve coverage & quality of RMNCH interventions? • Some countries are still facing challenges in achieving certain MDG RMNCH related targets. • There is clear evidence about what needs to be done (a package of essential low-cost interventionsthat have been demonstrated to work). • Partners want to come together in a multi-stakeholder setting to scale-up, improve or deliver more effectively these interventions. • We want to see how ICTs/mHealth innovationscan be leveraged in this context. 13
  14. 14. The challenge: Lot’s of activity, different stakeholder perspectives, no dialogue • Hundreds, if not thousands of ICT and mHealth pilots. • Not that many demonstrable scaled-up use of ICT/mHealth innovationsat State or National levels. • A larger health ecosystemthat is more complex than innovators are sometimes used to (e.g. community level is not the same as national level). • There are stakeholders with very different perspectives and agendas involved(Government,NGOs, International Agencies, Commercial operators, Implementers etc.) • Critical questionsare not being asked and there is a lack of dialogue between different stakeholders. 14
  15. 15. A response: Stakeholders review ICT/mHealth preparedness/readiness Develop an instrument that encourages dialogue between different stakeholders, ensures that critical questions are on the table for discussion, and provides access to resources, tools, guidance, case studies etc. to help countries understand what needs to happen to leverage the potential of ICTs/mHealth at scale. 15
  16. 16. A workbook that brings together resources, opinion and guidance • Bring health innovators, operators, sponsors and end- users to the table • Guide stakeholders through a logical process of exploring key questions • Encourage stakeholders to use tools, resources and assets that already exist (e.g. WHO, GSMA, mHealth Alliance, IWG) • Focus on what can be done given where we are, not what can’t be done because we’re not ready. 16
  17. 17. Synergies • AeHIN is a platform for eHealth professionals from Asia • IWG-A is workingon developing the Telemedicine road map for Asia • We can work together in making this happen faster • Ideas for collaborationwelcome 17
  18. 18. For more information, visit: www.everywomaneverychild.org/iwg Rajendra Pratap Gupta Co-chair president@dmai.org.in Mark Kelly Co-Chair mark_kelly@wvi.org Terry Leong Coordinator Email: terry_leong@wvi.org Twitter: @iwg4health 18

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