Special supplement on social innovations for health
When it comes to addressing local health challenges, social innovations can frequently match and exceed the impact of high-tech innovations, and they can also work in synergy. Social innovations in health are inclusive solutions that meet the needs of end-users through community-engaged, person-centered processes. We want to identify the most important work studying these innovations and highlight case examples that have made a significant impact on health outcomes. Kindly supported by the Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI), BMJ Innovations and our partner journals at BMJ have published a special supplement focused on social innovations for health. This special supplement is supported by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and WHO. TDR receives additional funding from Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, to support SIHI. The special supplement is also supported by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The call for submissions was in partnership with the Social Innovation in Health Initiative and Social Entrepreneurship to Spur Health.