Innovation at Living Goods

Innovation is at the heart of our work at Living Goods. We test innovations with the potential to dramatically deepen the impact of community health programs, as well as to build important evidence to influence community health practice and policy.

Living Goods is passionate about pushing the envelope to expand the health services we offer, reach more families by partnering in new ways with government, develop new technologies and to pioneer long-term financing mechanisms for community health programs—so we can build lasting change and impact.

Ongoing innovation is vital when lives are at stake, and we are determined to ensure we embody a culture of learning and learning from failure. The community health programs we directly implement serve as a testbed for innovation and fast learning, and we seek to share those insights with the broader community health community.

We believe in finding and developing transformative, context-relevant solutions for community health through our data-driven “Five-Stage Innovation Process”:

Living Goods’ Five-Stage Innovation Process

Examples of innovations at Living Goods

Results-Based Financing in Uganda:  Living Goods is testing a results-based financing mechanism that could ultimately lower the risk in community health investments to government, bi/multilateral funders.

Technical Assistance to Government: Living Goods is developing new ways to support governments to strengthen community health systems and service delivery.

Government Contracting of Living Goods services: Living Goods is pioneering new ways of partnering with government to deliver high-quality community health services. One example is the co-financing partnership with Isiolo County in Kenya to digitalize and deliver their community health services.

Family Planning Services IntegrationLiving Goods tested the integration of comprehensive family planning services into its core MNCH program, including the injectable Sayana Press in Uganda and is now rolling it out in Uganda and testing in Kenya.

Immunization Services Integration: Living Goods is testing the integration of immunization services into its core MNCH program, including testing several incentive and demand generation innovations to drive timely and complete uptake of immunization.

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