Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship talks at Guatemala City

By | August 27, 2019

Innovation in healthcare is a major growth need in underserved societies around the globe. Access to healthcare needs some of the greatest innovators to believe critically about alternatives with problems such as restricted electricity, infrastructure development, and need to train qualified healthcare experts across Central America.

Together with the IMPACTJUNKIE Healthcare Innovation group, Zuri Obado went to Guatemala City and Antigua on behalf of Johns Hopkins University to hold roundtables and conferences with important stakeholders in healthcare, schooling, public and society to fuel entrepreneurship and development. Innovation, therefore, generates fresh companies and is the basic cause of company and sector development. In other nations, it is the greatest need-do innovation well and has a good effect.

Zuri is currently the Health Science Intensive program’s academic advisor, a specialization within Johns Hopkins University’s Masters of Biotechnology degree. Her group introduced a fresh project in its key curriculum for pre-medical learners joining the program to infuse enterprise— problem-solving methods and innovation.

The program was developed by Philip Harding, founder and CEO of IMPACTJUNKIE and adjunct faculty member to tackle the need for innovators in health care among physicians and prospective start-ups in health care. Universities and other healthcare education programs in Latin America are now asking for this program since its inception. Ariel Jones, the program graduate, encountered the pilot course in the academic year 2018-2019 and entered the technology healthcare squad with IMPACTJUNKIE in Guatemala (more on Ariel Joneshere).

In collaboration with the United States, at the Walt Whitman American Center in Guatemala City, Zuri submitted her creative job at Johns Hopkins University and the easy’ how-to for development in health care at the Healthcare Innovation Roundtable. The crowd included Latin America’s top professionals in telemedicine businesses, a marine biologist introducing a bio-reusable item for amputee wound healing, rulers in centred health education to decrease hypertension and diabetes, and, to mention a few, a Full Bright scientist conducting studies in rural Guatemala’s midwife society. She even linked with a telemedicine business working in Guatemala and Kenya where she presently has an extended family. Connecting authority and access to a worldwide society are essential to addressing major healthcare issues around the globe.