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Reverse innovation in maternal health.

TitleReverse innovation in maternal health.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsFiroz, T, Makanga, P, Nathan, H, Payne, BA, Magee, LA
JournalObstet Med
Date Published2017 Sep

Reverse innovation, defined as the flow of ideas from low- to high-income settings, is gaining traction in healthcare. With an increasing focus on value, investing in low-cost but effective and innovative solutions can be of mutual benefit to both high- and low-income countries. Reverse innovation has a role in addressing maternal health challenges in high-income countries by harnessing these innovative solutions for vulnerable populations especially in rural and remote regions. In this paper, we present three examples of 'reverse innovation' for maternal health: a low-cost, easy-to-use blood pressure device (CRADLE), a diagnostic algorithm (mini PIERS) and accompanying mobile app (PIERS on the Move), and a novel method for mapping maternal outcomes (MOM).

Alternate JournalObstet Med
Citation Key499
PubMed ID29051778
PubMed Central IDPMC5637995