Social innovation in health: case studies and lessons learned from low- and middle-income countries

Van Nieker, L. et al. on behalf of SIHI

Publication details

Number of pages: 77
Publication date: 2017
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-92-4-151309-8



This publication is the result of three years of collaborative case study research conducted by the Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) partners. The summaries of the 23 case studies presented display the diversity of approaches social innovations have taken to address grassroots health challenges. The insights and lessons learned derived from this case study research cast light on the valuable role social innovation can play in strengthening health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It analyses the factors involved and highlights areas that need further study to best advance social innovation in health, strengthen health systems and contribute to universal health coverage (UHC).