Happy 2017!

Firstly, happy new year to everybody! I'm pleased to say 2016 was a great year for Innovating Health!

Not only did I deliver on a range of projects, I also made a wealth of connections within the sector. 

What we did in 2017

  • Helping a new social banking initiative get off the ground in Switzerland. 
  • Conducted research in association with Jamiya and OTLW into whether Blockchain technology can be used to help Syrian refugees gain access to higher education.
  • Delivered a significant report for USAID in association with GLOBHE studying the feasibility of using cargo drones in the humanitarian sector.
  • Stepped in to manage the new smart Time Temperature Indicator (sTTI) for the humanitarian cold chain for the MSF Sweden Innovation Unit

A new year, a new role

Excitingly, from January-October 2017, I will be working as the Innovation Lead at the MSF Sweden Innovation Unit. This is an interim position and I will remain based in Switzerland. In terms of what this means for Innovating Health, we will continue to keep the shop open, although our capacity to take on new projects will be slightly limited until October. 

That said, I remain happy to help discuss and projects you might have now or coming up and will be looking to line up work from October onwards!

Best wishes for 2017!

And we're back...

So, the planned blog updates I had were put on hold whilst I was in Zambia working with MSF on the largest cholera vaccination in history

I'm pleased to say that I'm now back in Switzerland and plan to start working on these again ASAP. 

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about previous posts (the UAV post really took off!) or any projects that you might like a hand with. 

Cheers! 

Louis

How can we use drones in the humanitarian and health sector?

Photography and sports aside, what serious applications might drones have in the imminent future? We already know they are used with devastating effect militarily, but how can they be used for good and what implications can such a versatile machine have in the humanitarian or health sector? For me, they have potential to revolutionise; and here’s why. 

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Welcome to Innovating Health!

Hello and welcome to Innovating Health. In what I hope is the start of a long-running and exciting venture, I set this consultancy up with the express aim of improving global health through innovative thinking. 

As we get started and the business grows, I hope you'll get in touch and let me know your thoughts on the work we've done or the work we could do. I'm always interested to hear new ideas, so please don't hesitate to contact us.

In the meantime, please take a look around: let the adventure begin!

Louis