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Sustainable Health Initiative

In alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the YIGH Sustainable Health Initiative (SHI) strives to solve complex global health challenges through business-minded approaches, creative problem-solving methods, and international collaboration.

SHI is a home for global health entrepreneurship at Yale. SHI has supported startups in the health space with innovative solutions including artificial intelligence for cancer diagnostics, environmental sustainability, data management platform for organ transplants, remote perinatal health monitoring, low-cost infant respirator, early childhood health, and parenting support platform among others.


Global Health Innovations Accelerator: Connecting global entrepreneurs to the Yale University ecosystem to launch sustainable, innovative start-ups and not-for-profits focused on achieving dramatic social and health impacts in their communities.

SHI Mentors in Residence: SHI partners with individuals and innovation hubs that have robust experience in global health innovation and entrepreneurship.

SHI Innovation Exchange: A virtual conversational series to foster a learning community of entrepreneurs in global and planetary health, with focus on the Global South.

If you would like to know about the Sustainable Health Initiative or would like to discuss a startup idea at any stage of development, contact Fatema Basrai, Managing Director for SHI and InnovateHealth Yale, to learn more.

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