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Scaling Health Innovation: Pathways and Partnerships

Virtual Forum Series

series of panels will explore best practices for: sourcing promising innovations from across the globe, strengthening innovations through accelerator programs, and how innovations can best enter and thrive in new markets.


  • Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist
    World Health Organization

Panel 1: Sourcing

  • Amy Lin, Acting Director
    USAID Center for Innovation and Impact (CII)
  • Sunil Wadhwani, Founder Donor
    WISH Foundation
  • Orin Levine, Director, Global Delivery Programs
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Estherlyn Peters, Digital Digital Specialist
    Last Mile Health

Panel 2: Strengthening

  • Wilfred Njagi, Co-Founder and CEO
    Villgro Kenya
  • Abhinav Girdhar, Co-founder
    Bodhi Health Education
  • Emamnuel Akpakwu, Chief Commercial Officer
    Norvatis SSA

Panel 3: Scaling

  • Eva Mwai, Regional Director, East Africa
    North Star Alliance
  • Dr. Ahmed E. Ogwell Ouma, Deputy Director
    Africa CDC
  • Dr. Paty Garcia, Professor
    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
    former Minister of Health of Peru

Wednesday, April 28 at 8:00-11:00 AM