The challenge of healthcare innovation in developing nations

Many hospitals in poor countries are awash in equipment they can’t use, donated in exchange for tax credits.

Now, several universities and nonprofits are working on solutions based on a common premise: When creating health-care products for developing countries, research not just the problem that needs to be solved, but also the conditions and resources of the local community.

When you have supply-side-driven donations, you end up with a lot of junk

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