Design for Health convening 2019

Year: 2019

M4ID and Gobee are together leading a global design and health community convening in Dakar this week that charts the way forward for design in global health

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

The convening brings together 100 design and health experts to outline a path for the successful application of design in global health so as to generate the most positive health outcomes by 2030. The theme is hence also action, innovation and futures.

Design for Health – 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