From the 29th to the 31th of October 2014, the African Union Centre in Addis Ababa was the venue for the 12th Globelics International Conference. The conference ran under the theme, Partnerships for innovation-based development.
At the Globelics International Conference, Innogen and the Innovation, Knowledge and Development Research Centre at the Open University (IKD@OU) hosted a special session on Innovating for Local Health: Addressing Local Needs in a Globalised Context.
Organised by Julius Mugwagwa, the panel explored the scope for sharing local perspectives on local health systems, within the current globalised policy and funding context. The logic of the special session was premised on new thoughts being developed within Innogen/IKD.
|The African Union Complex in Addis Ababa|
|Panellists left to right: Dinar Kale (OU), Geoffrey Banda (Edinburgh), Maureen Mackintosh (OU) - Chairperson, and Samuel Wangwe (REPOA)|
- Enhancing industrial productivity, health sector performance and policy synergies for local health in Kenya and Tanzania: Samuel Wangwe, REPOA, Tanzania
- Refracting global health innovations into local contexts: who decides and how?: Julius Mugwagwa, The Open University
- Local pharmaceutical production for stronger local health systems: fact or myth?: Geoffrey Banda, Edinburgh University
- How can local medical device industries play a bigger role in local public health?: Dinar Kale, The Open University