Innovating for Healthy Urbanization, a new book edited by Network member Anita McGahan, Roy Ahn and Thomas F. Burke was officially announced this week by the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.
From the release:
“Innovating for Healthy Urbanization is edited by three experts with deep experience in global health issues. The book argues that using the ‘innovations’ lens can provide a unique platform through which solutions for urbanization and health can emerge.
‘Sometimes ‘innovations’ can be decidedly high tech, such as holograms on medication packaging that protect against drug counterfeiters, or tiny filter paper tests costing pennies that exponentially increase access to medical diagnostic testing for poor people living in cities,’ note editors Roy Ahn, Thomas F. Burke and Anita McGahan. ‘Other innovations are less tech-focused, but equally impactful, such as advocating for motorcycle helmet laws in cities or a low-cost, condom catheter-balloon kit that can save mothers from dying from postpartum hemorrhage.’
For each challenge addressed by the book, contributors discuss implications for health, specific practices that fuel them, and emerging ideas for solving them efficiently and effectively. Not only are these issues of immediate importance, they will become increasingly urgent in the future.”