Accelovate is a global program dedicated to increasing the availability and use of life-saving innovations for low resource settings.
Change begins with recognizing the fundamental challenge that is preventing large-scale access to or use of the innovation. Identifying promising innovations to address barriers and bottlenecks comes next.
Once a barrier is identified, Accelovate analyzes the implementation context and prioritizes stakeholder needs. Then, we design a strategy to move the solution to the next stage of the product development pathway.
Once an innovation has reached its “hand-off” milestone, Accelovate collaborates with strategic partners across a wide range of sectors to support the innovation’s transition to widespread use.
More than 100,000 women die in childbirth each year because of excessive bleeding. The drugs meant to save them, when available, are low quality. How can we address this bottleneck?
Pre-eclampsia is the second leading killer of new mothers worldwide even though screening and management tools are well known. How can we scale solutions to reach pregnant women everywhere?
Male circumcision can reduce a man's risk of HIV by 60%, but many adult males are uncircumcised. How do we scale this prevention tool quickly and safely?
Wheelchairs are necessary but abandoned by many as 57% of users in low-resource settings. How can we shape technologies and services to meet the needs of people with disabilities wherever they live?
Accelovate’s multidisciplinary team—led by Jhpiego with partners the Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) and Population Services International (PSI)—brings experience in public health, medicine, business, product development, and engineering. In collaboration with the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, Accelovate is executed by a Baltimore-based Jhpiego team led by Program Director Deepti Tanuku and Deputy Director Sam Dowding, in coordination with field teams in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Lesotho, and the Philippines.