SDGs and Healthcare Entrepreneurship

SDGs and Healthcare Entrepreneurship

 

Abstract of the session: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals established by the United Nations in 2015 as a framework for promoting sustainable development worldwide by 2030. These goals address a broad range of issues, from poverty to climate change, but they also include goals related to health and well-being. Healthcare entrepreneurship can play a critical role in achieving many of these goals, particularly those related to health and well-being, industry, innovation, and infrastructure, and economic growth. Healthcare entrepreneurs can develop new medical technologies, products, and services that improve the health and well-being of people around the world. These innovations can range from new treatments and diagnostic tools to mobile health apps and telemedicine services that make healthcare more accessible and affordable. Healthcare entrepreneurship can also address gender disparities in healthcare by developing products and services tailored to the unique needs of women and girls, such as reproductive health services and maternal care. The objective of this session is to bring together key partners for healthcare entrepreneurship in Thailand to discuss how to promote health and well-being which is a fundamental issue that every leader from governors to small entrepreneurs must address for promoting sustainable development worldwide.

  • Session Chair: Dr. Faiz Shah (Executive Director, Yunus Center, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand)
  • Session Co-chair: Dr. Tanawan Carraway (Senior Program Specialist, Yunus Center, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)
  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Faiz Shah (Executive Director, Yunus Center, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand)
    • Dr. Gonzague Jourdain (Senior scientist at Thailand-France Research Collaboration, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand)
    • Dr. Bunyarit Sukrat (M.D., Director of the Bureau of Reproductive Health, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand)
    • Amornthep Sachamuneewongse ( Founder of Sati App and a member of the Global Shapers Community )