PDMA Webcast: How Innovation Fights COVID-19 in Kenya
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When: Thursday, August 20, 2020
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How Innovation Fights COVID-19 in Kenya

Featuring Speakers

Bernard Olayo - Founder and Chairman, The Center for Public Health and Development of Kenya
Mark Adkins - Co-Founder and CEO, Lean Med

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Session Description:

With pediatric pneumonia causing more than one million childhood deaths in the world each year, and now Covid-19 contributing to an additional half a million this year alone, it has become more important than ever to develop and deliver medical innovation that will save lives in developing countries.

During this engaging presentation, Dr. Bernard Olayo – a global leader in the fight against pediatric pneumonia – will discuss how he developed PSA technology to deliver vital medical oxygen to families in need in Kenya. Mark Adkins, co-founder and CEO of LeanMed, will also discuss the development of the solar powered O2 Cube, another innovation that brings medical oxygen to low resource environments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of designing new ways to delivery medical technologies to developing countries, especially as Covid-19 cases continue to increase worldwide.
  • Learn the challenges of medical product innovation in developing countries, including unstable or non-existent grid electricity, harsh working conditions, and limited budgets.
  • Discover why essential medical products developed for wealthier nations are failing to perform in developing nations, resulting in millions of unnecessary deaths.

Audience

Product Managers, Innovation Executives, MedTech Entrepreneurs, Public Health Advocates, University Professors and Students

Rates:

Members: Free
Non-Members: $10

Bernard Olayo

About Bernard Olayo

Founder and Chairman, The Center for Public Health and Development of Kenya

Dr. Bernard Olayo, founder and chairman of the Center for Public Health and Development (CPHD), is a Kenyan physician and public health specialist with more than 14 years of experience as an Africa-based public health practitioner. Recognized as a Bill Gates Hero.

and a Ted Talk Presenter, Dr. Olayo is a global leader in the fight against pediatric pneumonia. Mark Adkins, co-founder and CEO of Lean Med, is Vice Chair of the PDMA and a life-long champion of new product development. Mr. Adkins teaches medical product innovation at the University of Pittsburgh and created Velocity, a student based new product accelerator.


Mark Adkins

About Mark Adkins

Co-Founder and CEO, Lean Med

Mark Adkins, co-founder and CEO of Lean Med, is Vice Chair of the PDMA and a life-long champion of new product development. Mr. Adkins teaches medical product innovation at the University of Pittsburgh and created Velocity, a student based new product accelerator.

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