The 2012 Summit theme of “Affordability and Technologies for Health” focused on the reservoir of innovative
ICT applications, diagnostics, vaccines and drugs, mobile phone applications, and original health programs
that have the potential to drastically better the quality of care that patients receive throughout the world
especially in less developed communities.
The Summit's Health Technology lab highlights first-rate examples of creative and affordable technologies that are designed with their
end populations and users in mind. It also explores the challenges surrounding the uptake of innovations, and the pervasive questions
of how best to implement, incentivize, and effectively deploy new technologies for health.
In the lead-up to the 2012 Summit, this lab served as a central hub that holistically examined this topic
and explored the role that differing sectors—science, industry, policy, academia—have to play in developing
and implementing disruptive health technologies.