The role of social enterprise in global health scale-up

Join us for our latest lecture of the #GeorgeTalks series.

The health system is struggling under the pressure of aging and growing populations, along with escalating rates of complex, chronic diseases. Combined with increasing advances in medical treatment and rising labour costs, public health budgets are under pressure to provide quality healthcare at scale, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

Social enterprise can act as the catalyst for new ways of thinking, using market-driven strategies to tackle health issues in new ways.

Dr Ruth Webster, Global Head of Medicine in George Health Technologies, one of The George Institute for Global Health's social enterprises, will explore;

  • What is social entrepeneurship in global health and how does it differ from traditional research?
  • What are the potential benefits of establishing a strong social enterprise focus in global health?
  • What are the risks and challenges that need to be overcome?
  • And, at the end of the day, how do we measure whether social enterprise has had true impact on social issues and not just achieved financial viability?