by van Niekerk L, Chater R, Naydenova E et al.
World Health Organization on behalf of the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, 2017
Social innovation in health: case studies and lessons learned from low- and middle-income countries, is a publication of collaborative case study research conducted by Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) partners. The summaries of the 23 case studies display the diversity of approaches social innovations have taken to address grassroots health challenges. The insights and lessons learned cast light on the valuable role social innovation can play in strengthening health systems in low- and middle-income countries. It analyses the factors involved and highlights areas that require further study to advance social innovation in health, strengthen health systems and contribute to universal health coverage.