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A focus on diseases and cures can mask the underlying issue: lack of access to quality healthcare.

Inadequate access results in millions of preventable deaths every year. Developing countries are served by one-tenth as many doctors and nurses per capita as high-income areas. The developed world suffers too.
We advance innovations that enable access to and ensure use of reliable, affordable and appropriate healthcare that leads to improved health outcomes in disadvantaged populations.
 

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Closing the Gap: Tackling Global Health Challenges

Andrea Coleman
Riders for Health

 
 
 

‘Closing the gap: tackling global health challenges’ was the final session I attended for the 2014 Skoll World Forum. It showed that important discussions happen here right up  to the last moment. The session, led by Peggy Clark of the Aspen Institute, looked at why the critical issues of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and mental health continue to be neglected, despite their importance and growing threat to populations.

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‘Closing the gap: tackling global health challenges’ was the final session I attended for the 2014 Skoll World Forum. It showed that important discussions happen here right up  to the last moment. The session, led by Peggy Clark of the Aspen Institute, looked at why the critical issues of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and mental health continue to be neglected, despite their importance and growing threat to populations.

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Inspirations from the Skoll World Forum

Catherine Brown
Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

 
 
 

It was humbling to listen to the winners of the Skoll World Forum Awards for Social Entrepreneurs speak at the awards ceremony. Courageous people working to bring clean water and proper sewage to slums, giving people living in poverty access to banks and savings, ensuring that girls across the world receive an education with all the opportunities and knowledge that brings.

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It was humbling to listen to the winners of the Skoll World Forum Awards for Social Entrepreneurs speak at the awards ceremony. Courageous people working to bring clean water and proper sewage to slums, giving people living in poverty access to banks and savings, ensuring that girls across the world receive an education with all the opportunities and knowledge that brings.

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Skoll World Forum Review: Measuring Impact by Cost-per-Outcome

Subathirai Sivakumaran
United Nations Development Programme

 
 
 

In the third of a series of blogs on the SWF, Suba Sivakumaran delves into the complexities of social impact programme measurement.

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In the third of a series of blogs on the SWF, Suba Sivakumaran delves into the complexities of social impact programme measurement.

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Ambition to Audacity: Takeaways from the 2014 Skoll World Forum

Stanford Social Innovation Review

In 2012, the forum’s theme was “Flux,” signifying the unstable and uncertain environment in which most social entrepreneurs operate. Last year, the theme was “Disruption,” signifying the recalcitrant spirit of social entrepreneurs. This year, the theme portrayed a newfound maturity and confidence that wasn’t present in past years: “Ambition.”

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In 2012, the forum’s theme was “Flux,” signifying the unstable and uncertain environment in which most social entrepreneurs operate. Last year, the theme was “Disruption,” signifying the recalcitrant spirit of social entrepreneurs. This year, the theme portrayed a newfound maturity and confidence that wasn’t present in past years: “Ambition.”

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5 Lessons Learned from Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

Forbes

It was an intense and emotional three days in Oxford for the Skoll World Forum last week. Watching leaders from across sectors share their insights, vulnerabilities and revolutionary ideas created an atmosphere of openness, where a number of themes and lessons emerged.

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It was an intense and emotional three days in Oxford for the Skoll World Forum last week. Watching leaders from across sectors share their insights, vulnerabilities and revolutionary ideas created an atmosphere of openness, where a number of themes and lessons emerged.

“If you avoid government, you can't really go to scale. It may take you longer, but you can't go to scale unless you're really partnering.”

Andrea Coleman

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Skoll World Forum Review: Service Delivery Innovation for the Very Poor

Subathirai Sivakumaran
United Nations Development Programme

 
 
 

The Skoll World Forum’s panel for The Impact Jackpot: Service Delivery Innovation for the Very Poor was an all-star line-up that included Dr. Christine Kaseba-Sata, the First Lady of Zambia and respected doctor in obstetrics and gynecology, Neal Keny-Guyer (CEO, Mercy Corps), Andrew Youn (founder of One Acre Fund) and Steve Davis (president and CEO, PATH).

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The Skoll World Forum’s panel for The Impact Jackpot: Service Delivery Innovation for the Very Poor was an all-star line-up that included Dr. Christine Kaseba-Sata, the First Lady of Zambia and respected doctor in obstetrics and gynecology, Neal Keny-Guyer (CEO, Mercy Corps), Andrew Youn (founder of One Acre Fund) and Steve Davis (president and CEO, PATH).

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Recap: The Impact Jackpot: Service Delivery Innovation for the Very Poor

Sonal Bains
Lux Digital

 
 
 

“We can approach any poor person, anywhere in the world and know exactly how to solve their problem,” stated One Acre Fund Co-Founder and Director Andrew Youn during this year’s Skoll World Forum session on The Impact Jackpot.

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“We can approach any poor person, anywhere in the world and know exactly how to solve their problem,” stated One Acre Fund Co-Founder and Director Andrew Youn during this year’s Skoll World Forum session on The Impact Jackpot.

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Recap, Day Three: Vulnerability, Creativity and Collaboration

Deanna Zandt
Lux Digital

 
 
 

The final day of the Skoll World Forum came up on us quickly! Friday morning’s mood at Said Business school captured the levels of emotion that many of us felt: exhilarated, exhausted, never wanting to leave, anxious to get home and implement the new ideas we’ve learned.

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The final day of the Skoll World Forum came up on us quickly! Friday morning’s mood at Said Business school captured the levels of emotion that many of us felt: exhilarated, exhausted, never wanting to leave, anxious to get home and implement the new ideas we’ve learned.

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2014 Skoll World Forum: As It Happens

The Guardian

The Guardian's Social Enterprise Network brings you the latest news, tweets and updates from the 2014 Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship.

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The Guardian's Social Enterprise Network brings you the latest news, tweets and updates from the 2014 Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship.

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Recap: Designing impact: The gospels of Kevin Starr

Henrik Storm Dyrssen
Leksell Social Ventures

 
 
 

‘Many social entrepreneurs start speaking to me of how they are going to achieve impact, without really elaborating on what they want to achieve.’ The what comes first, the how comes later. What is the behaviour you wish to change?

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‘Many social entrepreneurs start speaking to me of how they are going to achieve impact, without really elaborating on what they want to achieve.’ The what comes first, the how comes later. What is the behaviour you wish to change?

“In the U.N. they don't like to deal with sensitive issues ... but the U.N. provides a forum which allows for dialog and debate and [coming] to agreement in the end on these many difficult issues.”

Nafis Sadik

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