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Innovation Showcase Business Unusual: Innovating for Health Systems of the Future

December 14, 2017


  • The path to UHC by 2030 cannot be through business as usual: innovation in all aspects of the health system is essential to success. The UHC movement has a lot to celebrate on that front. Around the world, ingenious practitioners and passionate changemakers, very often with limited resources in difficult environments, are making huge strides to accelerate progress towards UHC through innovation. As part of the UHC Forum, on December 14, we will highlight such innovations at an all-day showcase entitled Business Unusual: Innovating for Health Systems of the Future. Innovations across a number of  areas will be featured, such as innovative financing, mobile health delivery and access, technology and data innovations, and remote delivery and supply chain management.

    The showcase will feature over 25 organizations presenting a set of more than 40 innovations relevant to accelerating progress towards UHC, including in low-resource settings. The innovation showcase is organized by the Government of Japan, World Bank Group, UNICEF and JICA, in collaboration with PATH.  


    1. ANKON
    2. BroadReach
    3. Drones for Humanity
    4. GHIT Fund
    5. GOQii
    6. Healthy Entrepreneurs
    7. hearX
    8. Konica Minolta
    9. Living Goods
    10. Medic Mobile
    11. mPharma
    12. M-TIBA
    13. NEST 360º/Rice 360º
    14. Optomed Oy
    15. Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF)
    16. PATH
    17. SigTuple
    18. Stasis Labs
    19. TechEmerge
    20. Tricog
    21. UNICEF
    22. Vios Medical
    23. Zenysis
    24. Zilico
    25. Zipline

    If you are a member of the media and interested in attending, please contact Tomoko Hirai at


  • Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 10am-6pm (JST)
  • Venue: Tokyo Prince Hotel, Sunflower Room
  • CONTACT: Tomoko Hirai, World Bank Tokyo Office TEL: 03-3597-6650