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Above: Midwifery students in Ghana listen to their instructor. (Courtesy of Karen Kasmauski/MCHIP.)

March 15th: Mobilizing Innovation to Eliminate Global Health Disparities

Posted March 8, 2018


MCSP invites you to a Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) pre-conference half day workshopMobilizing Innovation to Eliminate Global Health Disparities. This satellite session will set the backdrop for achieving the global health agenda and advancing universal access to healthcare through an innovations lens, focusing on mitigating systemic barriers to quality care experienced by vulnerable and underserved populations.

Speakers from MCSP and other key implementing partners will guide participants through an introduction to innovation for global development by characterizing the nature of innovations for improving health equity in low- and middle-income countries. Speakers will highlight innovations that span the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health spectrum and provide examples of how innovations are leading the charge towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Thursday, March 15th
1:00 – 3:30 pm


New York Hilton Hotel – Midtown
New York, NY
Room: Murray Hill West


  • Moderator: Theresa Castillo, HealthRight International; Joanna Pozen, NYU’s College of Global Public Health
  • Keynote Address: Marissa Leffler, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, USAID
  • Shannon Egan, MCSP
  • Kristin Bietsch, Avenir Health
  • Lynn Freedman, Columbia University

Following this discussion, audience members will engage in an interactive Innovation Fair where partner NGOs will demonstrate their work in innovation for development.


  • MCSP
  • Save the Children
  • John Snow International
  • HealthRight International
  • Avenir Health
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Gradian Health
  • Almata
  • More to come!


Registration is free but required, and is separate from registration for the CUGH conference. Click here to register.

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