Health Technology Innovation with Limited Resources

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Abstract

This learning module is an introduction to health systems in the context of disease burden and infrastructure to support health needs, with its emphasis on defining needs of a community, use of locally available materials, low-tech but game-changing innovations, sustainability concerns in resource-limited settings, and involving stakeholders and engaging the community within the context of healthcare systems and technologies, water and food sanitation, and local engineering strategies. Students will discuss ethical, social, and political concerns as part of the design process.