Innovation, is not just a sense that someone is born with. It is a skill that can be learned and enhanced greatly over time. For years, INSEAD – The Business School of the World, has collaborated with the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust (Trust) to build health leaders’ confidence and innovation skills to bring new thinking to how we tackle the world’s health challenges. One of the ways we do so is through the Strategic Innovation for Community Health (STICH) program. STICH equips senior healthcare managers working in emerging markets with the skills to design and develop innovative, new approaches for healthcare delivery amid the rapidly changing and extremely challenging global health landscape.
After years of successful implementation at INSEAD’s campus in Abu Dhabi, I am thrilled that STICH will be moving to Nairobi! This move is a fabulous way to deepen our engagement with leaders across Africa and develop their skills and competencies to innovate as well as challenge the status quo of primary care. Our hope is that STICH graduates will play a leading role in improving health outcomes across the region while strengthening and transforming health systems.