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Innovation in Low-Income Countries
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Standard innovation

Innovation in income-poor environments
Oppong FC. Br J Surg 2015; 102(2): e102-7

Compendium of innovative health technologies for low ressources settings 2011–2014
Geneva: World Health Organization; 2015.

Value innovation: an important aspect of global surgical care
Cotton M, Henry JA, Hasek L. Globalization and health. 2014;10(1): 1-5

Emerging economies drive frugal innovation
World Health Organization. Bull World Health Organ. 2013; 91(1): 6–7

Developed-developing country partnerships: benefits to developed countries?
Syed SB, Dadwal V, Rutter et al. Globalization and health. 2012; 8(1): 1-0

Frugal innovation

Comparing frugality and inclusion in innovation for development: logic, process and outcomes
Onsongo E, Knorringa P. Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa. 2020

Disseminating technology in global surgery
Bolton WS, Aruparayil N, Quyn A et al. Br J Surg. 2019; 106(2): e34-43

Patterns of frugal innovation in healthcare
Arshad H, Radić M, Radić D. Technology Innovation Management Review. 2018; 8(4): 28-37

Frugal innovation in medicine for low resource settings
Tran VT, Ravaud P. BMC Medicine 2016; 14: 102

Reverse innovation

Reverse innovation in health: Good but not good enough to be standard of care?
Sharma D, Cotton M. Tropical Doctor. 2021 ;51(2): 139-140

Criteria to assess potential reverse innovations: opportunities for shared learning between high-and low-income countries
Bhattacharyya O, Wu D, Mossman K et al. Glob Health. 2017; 13(4): 1-8

Do international health partnerships contribute to reverse innovation? A mixed methods study of THET-supported partnerships in the UK
Kulasabanathan K, Issa H, Bhatti Y et al. Global Health. 2017; 13(1): 1-1

‘That’s not how the learning works’- the paradox of reverse innovation: a qualitative study
Harris M, Weisberger E, Silver D et al. Glob Health. 2016; 12: 36

‘They hear “Africa” and they think that there can’t be any good services – perceived context in cross-national learning: a qualitative study of the barriers to Reverse Innovation
Harris M, Weisberger E, Silver D, Macinko J. Glob Health. 2015; 11: 45

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