Resilient Health

Resilient Health

Leveraging Technology and Social Innovations to Transform Healthcare for COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond

1st Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Judy Kuriansky, Pradeep Kakkattil
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443185298

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Resilient Health: Leveraging Technology and Social Innovations to Transform Healthcare for COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond discusses worldwide innovations in health by presenting best practices and unique technological applications in healthcare in the post-COVID age, addressing the urgent need for physical and mental health delivery and access for all, as called for by the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Political Declaration for Universal Health Care. The book covers the critically important issues of healthcare delivery and access, both in the present and for the future. Case studies are at the heart of the content, with each of the examples following a template (description of the innovation, target audience, contact, partners, use of social media, and financial model) for uniformity of presentation and easy access for readers. This book will serve as a reference, resource, teaching tool, and guide for all stakeholders in the government, public and private sectors, including researchers and investors, involved in planning and delivering healthcare.

Key Features

  • Discusses innovations in health that are at the nexus of the UN Sustainable Developing Goals beyond SDG3 (good health and well-being), as eradication of poverty (SDG1), achievement of gender equality (SDG5), education for all (SDG4), sustainable cities (SDG11), and more
  • Showcases innovations in health technologies using real-world examples, detailing their successes and pointing out challenges
  • Presents examples of health innovations that address a wide variety of health dimensions, including water and sanitation, maternal and child care, non-communicable diseases, and sexual and reproductive health care
  • Edited and written by globally renowned stakeholders that share their experiences in providing health care services to different communities


Graduate students and researchers on medical informatics, policy makers. Healthcare workers and stakeholders involved in health technology

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Introduction of the importance of innovations and technology in healthcare, and the description and criteria for innovations.innovations and technology in healthcare, and the description and criteria for innovations
    1. Introduction to this book about Innovations and Technology: Why this, why now?
    2. The state of the world in health care today
    3. The context of Innovative Policies and International Agreements in Healthcare
    4. Innovations and Technologies: History, definitions, and state of the art
    5. The Economics of Innovative Health: Innovative Financing

    Part II: Participation of Stakeholders
    6. Overview of the role of stakeholders
    7. Role of Government
    8. Role of the Private Sector, on emerging models for health care
    9. Role of Foundations
    10. Role of Funders
    11. Awards Organizations/competitions
    12. The ever-emerging role of social media

    Part III: Innovation Case examples
    13. Innovations using handheld/mobile devices
    14. Innovations combining technology with outreach to the community
    15. Innovations using Telemedicine
    16. Innovations using artificial intelligence and virtual reality
    17. Innovations in vaccine development
    18. Crosscutting innovations

    Part IV. Mental Health Innovations
    19. Current and emerging artificial intelligence and technologies to address Mental Health needs

    Part V: Looking ahead
    20. Ongoing challenges
    21. Recommendations and the Way Forward​

Product details

  • No. of pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443185298

About the Editors

Judy Kuriansky

Dr. Judith Kuriansky is a noted international clinical psychologist on the faculty of Columbia University Teachers College and visiting professor at Peking Health Sciences Center. At the United Nations, she is a leader in the civil society community, serving on many NGO Committees and in negotiations about international instruments, as well as moderating, co-producing and serving as a speaker for innumerable side events sponsored by Member States and the World Health Association on a variety of subjects and at many UN conferences. She is the main NGO Representative of the International Association of Applied Psychology and World Council for Psychotherapy for the past 16 years. Her many awards include the Humanitarian Award for Lifetime Achievement in Global Peace and Tolerance. Dr Judy Kuriansky is an internationally known clinical psychologist working at the United Nations for over 18 years, where she had the opportunity, as President of the Psychology Coalition of NGOs accredited by the UN Economic and Social Council, of partnering with the Ambassador of Palau on a successful campaign on the intergovernmental level to secure the inclusion of mental health and wellbeing in the UN Global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and has similar advocate successfully for the Universal Health Coverage Political Declaration, the Sendai Framework, and the Global Compact for Migration, and co-authored the first policy on Climate Change and Mental Health for the American Public Health Association. She chaired the Global Council on Health as part of the “SDGS in Action” initiative of the United Arab Emirates, featuring the “Health in Your Hands” platform for health innovations she co-founded. She co-developed a Girls Empowerment Camp in Africa, and has led trainings of community leaders and volunteers in psychosocial support worldwide after disasters, for example, in Haiti, Japan, China, St Maarten, Iran, US, as well as for Syrian refugees and during the Ebola epidemic.

Affiliations and Expertise

International Clinical Psychologist, Faculty of Columbia University Teachers College, USA and Visiting Professor, Peking Health Sciences Center

Pradeep Kakkattil

Pradeep Kakkattil is responsible for building and implementing an innovation culture designed to generate new and innovative solutions for the broader health and HIV response globally at UNAIDS. He is also the co-founder of the Health Innovation Exchange (HIEx), a multilayered platform that connects governments, policy makers, innovators and investors to leverage innovations and technology towards scaling up access to health. HIEx has helped raise over $200m in investments for scaling up health innovations and bridges innovators in the global South and North and ministries of health to facilitate adoption of health technologies to fast-track progress towards SDGs. He has worked in several countries in various capacities and has contributed to health, social empowerment and development and led the UNAIDS engagement and successful adoption by the UN General Assembly of the High-Level Political Declaration on AIDS in 2016. He also helped conceptualize and negotiated the launch of the Solar for health initiative of the International Solar Alliance that brings over 86 member states and has committed to energy security for health sector as a priority.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Office of Innovation, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

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