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  • man with hands up
    What does it take to bring
    a lifesaving innovation
    from introduction to scale?
    Photo by Jhpiego
  • path in woods
    Is your solution on the right path?
    Photo by Karen Kasmauski, MCSP
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    Dive in.
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A partnership in Accelerated Global Health Innovation

Accelovate is a global program dedicated to increasing the availability and use of life-saving innovations for low resource settings.

Identifying Appropriate Innovations

Change begins with recognizing the fundamental challenge that is preventing large-scale access to or use of the innovation. Identifying promising innovations to address barriers and bottlenecks comes next.

Designing Strategies for Scale

Once a barrier is identified, Accelovate analyzes the implementation context and prioritizes stakeholder needs. Then, we design a strategy to move the solution to the next stage of the product development pathway.

Collaborating with Partners

Once an innovation has reached its “hand-off” milestone, Accelovate collaborates with strategic partners across a wide range of sectors to support the innovation’s transition to widespread use.

This is a story about accelerating change.

This is a story about
accelerating change.

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Our Intervention Areas

Post-Partum Hemorrhage iconPost-Partum Hemorrhage

More than 100,000 women die in childbirth each year because of excessive bleeding. The drugs meant to save them, when available, are low quality. How can we address this bottleneck?

Pre-Eclampsia/Eclampsia iconPre-Eclampsia & Eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is the second leading killer of new mothers worldwide even though screening and management tools are well known. How can we scale solutions to reach pregnant women everywhere?

Male Circumcision iconMale Circumcision

Male circumcision can reduce a man's risk of HIV by 60%, but many adult males are uncircumcised. How do we scale this prevention tool quickly and safely?

Rehabilitative Medicine iconRehabilitative Medicine

Wheelchairs are necessary but abandoned by many as 57% of users in low-resource settings. How can we shape technologies and services to meet the needs of people with disabilities wherever they live?

Our Resources

African woman with mother and child
African pregnant woman lying down
Male health worker holding child with mother
Indonesian mother with newborn
Indonesian health worker with prenant mother
Daniel Martin from Shonaquip
African man in wheelchair in rural Africa
Indonesian man in wheelchair with family
mother with newborn
African girl smiling
Pregnant African mother smiling
Mother in red shaw with child
Pakistani girl smiling
woman with Syringe
Woman being helped into wheelchair
Health care workers helping woman in wheelchair
Michelle Ishack demonstrating in DDO
Sue Itel, Senior Rehabilitation Advisor at USAID
Mother and newborn
mother with newborn

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Our Team

Accelovate’s multidisciplinary team—led by Jhpiego with partners the Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) and Population Services International (PSI)—brings experience in public health, medicine, business, product development, and engineering. In collaboration with the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, Accelovate is executed by a Baltimore-based Jhpiego team led by Program Director Deepti Tanuku and Deputy Director Sam Dowding, in coordination with field teams in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Lesotho, and the Philippines.

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Our Partners

Accelovate is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.


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