AVPN Webinar: Accelerating Health Innovations and Innovative Financing Models in Response to COVID-19


This is a Three-Part Series of Webinars
[Part-1]
Accelerating Health Innovations and Innovative Financing Models in Response to COVID-19

Public health emergencies like COVID-19 put a strain on health systems. While healthcare entrepreneurs and innovators have the ability to improve access and affordability to healthcare solutions, they are faced with challenges which include access to capital and access to markets. To improve chances of success, there is a need for collaboration amongst governments, capital providers, philanthropists, entrepreneurs and civil society to promote innovative financing mechanisms such as blended finance, pay for performance models, that can improve outcomes and scale.

Objective & Approach:

The webinar promoted interaction and knowledge-sharing amongst healthcare entrepreneurs/innovators, development partner agencies, and healthcare financing experts, including philanthropists, corporations, among others, who have a shared vision of supporting the Government Of India’s (GOI) COVID-19 response.

Key Discussion Points:

  • In-depth insights into innovative health solutions (inclusive business models) that are looking to address key health emergencies including COVID-19
  • Unraveling common challenges faced by health entrepreneurs and their expectations in terms of financing options, policy support, etc.
  • Learn more about innovative blended finance models, including development impact bonds, that can contribute towards improved health outcomes for the underserved
  • Looking ahead – perspectives and interactive discussions on how stakeholders can collaborate, leverage resources and tackle health emergencies in a more coordinated and time-bound manner