Shaping the Future Today

Category: The Informal Sector

Strategic challenges facing user- and patient-centred e-health in Vietnam


This paper focuses on current strategic challenges for e-health development facing the Vietnamese government as it strives to implement an effective and efficient e-health service to end-users: healthcare professionals and, more importantly, the patients who are at the centre of any successfully developed and implemented e-health approach. It presents details of the state-of-the-art of current […]

Innovation in the Informal Sector in Africa


One of the difficulties of discerning an innovation system in many African countries, is the presence of  a large informal sector. The informal sector or informal economy as defined by governments, scholars, banks, etc. is the part of an economy that is not taxed, monitored by any form of government, or included in any gross national product (GNP), unlike the formal economy. Informal economic activity […]

Studies detail triumphs, troubles of African innovators creating products for local health needs

p5rn7vb Africans strengthen ability to meet health needs in sub-Sahara with homegrown science solutions, but many products stagnate in labs for want of commercialization know-how, support Global health experts today published a landmark collection of papers that together provide a unique microscope on the experience of countries, companies and organizations in sub-Saharan Africa addressing neglected […]