Design for Health 2019

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact
Year: 2019
Where: Senegal
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M4ID and Gobee Group co-organised a global design and health community convening in Dakar that set forth the agenda for design in global health.

DesignforHealth, a community of practice committed to mainstreaming design across global health, brings together leaders and experts at the Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar, Senegal, to advance the intentional and appropriate use of design to help achieve global health goals. The event, held 10-12th April, conducted by M4ID and Gobee, is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact.

The convening brings together 100 design and health experts from across 70 organisations to outline a path for the successful application of design in global health so as to generate the most positive health outcomes by 2030. Thus, action, innovation and futures is set as the theme for this convening.

DesignforHealth: Nio Far Dakar is a follow-up to previous meetings held in Berlin, Washington D.C., New York City, and Aspen. The community came together in late 2017, when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact convened design and global health leaders to critically reflect and understand how to amplify impact in global health by increasing the understanding, appropriate use, and value of design.

More information and resources can be found at www.designforhealth.org