The Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) is a network of passionate institutions that utilize skills and resources to support activities to promote social innovation in health to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improve the lives of communities in low- and middle-income countries. Since 2020, the Center for Tropical Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada (CTM UGM) has joined the Social Innovation in Health Hub to envision social innovation in health initiatives in Indonesia. In collaboration with SIHI Philippines, UGM aims to identify, curate, document, and disseminate the community’s instinctive and collective movements that focus on health emergency response, disease control, and health promotion and primary care – during the pandemic.
Connecting social innovators throughout the country is critical for knowledge sharing and collaborative actions. We believe that numerous grassroots movements with innovative ideas and approaches need more acknowledgement and exposure. By documenting and disseminating their innovations, others can learn and get inspired. In addition, SIHI provides capacity-building workshops and seminars for its global community.