November 13, 2020
5. Leveraging multistakeholder engagement
Involving a broad range of stakeholders from the public and private sectors is key to the successful development and implementation of innovative health solutions.
The setup and implementation of innovative health solutions is particularly successful when a broad range of key stakeholders and decision-makers from the public and private sectors are part of the process. Bridging the gap across different relevant areas, i.e. involving medical, technical and legal experts to ensure that all relevant aspects in a new initiative are covered from the outset and everybody ‘speaks the same language’, will not only create ownership but also contribute to the long-term success of a project.
Beyond the importance of having governments and other key local decision-makers on board as well as engaging international organisations and institutions, non-traditional actors, such as local startups, technology providers, banks and communications companies can make important contributions, increase knowledge and facilitate access and coverage
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