Our strategy for impact is that others pick up what we are learning from the trial in Zambia and incorporate this into their own programmes. For this strategy to work people need to know what we are doing and we need endorsement from reputable sources.
For this reason we are very pleased to be showcased today (23/9/13) at the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) where the Secretary-General will host a high-level forum to catalyse and accelerate further action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
To support this discussion and elevate the importance of innovation to advance global health and save the lives of women, newborns, and children worldwide, PATH has partnered with the Government of Norway, MDG Health Alliance, UN Foundation, and others to publish a feature publication, Breakthrough Innovations that can save women and children now* (PDF 2 MB), and host two exhibitions of innovations at the UNGA. The publication features ten health innovations that target some of the leading killers of women and children globally, and our Kit Yamoyo is one of them. If implemented widely, these innovations have the potential to save more than one million lives by 2015.
We are delighted that there will be a private viewing of the first exhibition for Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway, and Bill Gates, Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and that our very own Rohit Ramchandani will be there.
* This is now also avaibable without downloading here: http://www.path.org/innovations2015/.