January 6, 2016: CHMI has posted a blog authored by T-HOPE members, Raman Sohal and Kate Mossman. “Capturing health market innovations for better global health: What works where and why?” describes the T-HOPE framework, developed to help understand the performance of innovative health programs in LMICs.

December 22, 2015: T-HOPE has published a new article in Globalization and Health: Assessing health program performance in low- and middle-income countries: building a feasible, credible, and comprehensive framework. This paper describes the development of a performance measurement framework with credible, feasible, and comparable metrics based on a synthesis of existing frameworks and analysis of program reporting in the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) database. This framework is intended to be a tool that can assist funders, program managers, and researchers in supporting, managing, and evaluating the most promising strategies to improve access to effective health services in LMICs.

August 15, 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Onil Bhattacharrya, T-HOPE lead, for receiving a prestigious Commonwealth Fund/CFHI Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice. Dr. Bhattacharyya will begin his fellowship at the Commonwealth Fund in August 2015, where he will focus on researching and developing new, patient-centred health technologies for patients with multiple chronic conditions.

May 25, 2015: T-HOPE Research Coordinator Kate Mossman presented a lecture entitled, “Information and Communication Technologies in Global Health: Improving Access to Quality Care?” at the University of Winnipeg’s Summer Institute in Diseases and Policy.

March 3, 2015NextBillion has posted a blog on the Rapid Routes to Scale research authored by Dan Berelowitz (International Centre for Social Franchising), Will Mitchell (T-HOPE) and Kate Mossman (T-HOPE).

January 22, 2015: The University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine have written a news story about the Rapid Routes to Scale research on scaling innovative primary care programs in low- and middle-income countries.

January 8, 2015: T-HOPE, in collaboration with the International Centre for Social Franchising (ICSF), has published a new report on scaling up primary care programs: “Rapid Routes to Scale: Scaling Up Primary Care to Improve Health in Low and Middle Income Countries.” Based on an extensive review of the relevant literature, the CHMI database, and almost 50 in-depth interviews with primary care programs and health care experts, this report includes insights and recommendations on scaling primary care in low-income settings. See the press release here.

December 15, 2014: T-HOPE members Ilan Shahin, Raman Sohal, Will Mitchell and Onil Bhattacharyya have published a new blog post on the CHMI website describing their research findings on the Trans-National Scale-Up of Services in Global Health.

November 6, 2014: PLOS One has published a T-HOPE article, Trans-National Scale-Up of Services in Global Health. Led by T-HOPE research associates Ilan Shahin and Raman Sohal, this article focuses on identifying factors that contribute to the trans-national scale up of innovative health programs.

October 3, 2014: Research associate Diane Wu has presented a T-HOPE poster on scaling up innovative primary care programs in LMICs at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa. With a focus on developing people-centred health systems, this global conference provided a welcome opportunity to share T-HOPE’s recent research on expanding primary care services for poor populations.

June 1, 2014:The Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI), has published a brief on innovative approaches in tuberculosis care prepared in partnership with the T-HOPE team. Entitled, Innovations in Tuberculosis Care: Exploring the Evidence Behind Emerging Practices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, this brief highlights a number of innovations emerging to address the challenges of diagnosing and treating tuberculosis in developing countries.

February 11, 2014: T-HOPE has published a new blog on the Stanford Social Innovation Review website, Evaluating High-tech Health Approaches in Low-income Countries. This blog describes promising new information and communication technologies in global health, in particular those used in maternal and child health, malaria and tuberculosis. We highlight the need for further evaluation of these technologies to understand which are having an impact and should be scaled further to improve population health.

January 2, 2014: The Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) has recently released Highlights: 2013, a new report that identifies emerging healthcare practices, analyzes the effectiveness of these practices, and spotlights programs improving their ability to serve poor communities. The report features more than 80 programs working to make quality healthcare delivered by private organizations affordable and accessible to the world’s poor. It also includes highlights from T-HOPE’s work with CHMI on innovations in tuberculosis, malaria, and maternal, newborn and child health.

October 1, 2013: T-HOPE team lead Dr. Onil Bhattacharrya has recently accepted a new position as the Frigon Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research at Women’s College Hospital. This new position will focus on quality, innovation, and evidence-based practice. “Women’s College Hospital’s focus on the future of medicine is very inspiring and aligns closely with my own interests,” says Dr. Bhattacharyya. “I welcome the opportunity to share this vision.” – Full article available here.

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