Creating context-appropriate healthcare

We develop complex healthcare solutions that seamlessly integrate into context of the developing world.

Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies

The Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies (CIGHT) recognizes the multidimensional complexity of the global healthcare arena. Working in alliance with corporate, not-for-profit, and education partners, CIGHT seeks not merely to develop, but bring to market comprehensive, context-appropriate healthcare solutions that integrate seamlessly with the lives of patients and medical practitioners in the developing world.

Our Mission

Develop leaders, help patients, bring innovation to market

Transform the Lives of Patients

To transform the lives of patients in the developing world through medical designs that are affordable, available, and meet requirements unique to resource-limited settings.

Develop Future Leaders

To transform the lives of future healthcare leaders by providing students with immersive, on-site training that gives them competence in the whole-context, user-centered, iterative design process required for the development of successful medical solutions.

Transform the Business Model

To transform the healthcare business model for the developing world through innovative partnerships with self-sustaining, for-profit and not-for-profit companies dedicated to commercialization, manufacture, sale, and distribution of CIGHT proprietary medical technologies.

Our Resources


We develop point-of-care diagnostic devices to support the work of health care practitioners in saving lives.

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We offer programs that transform and inspire future health leaders in global health.

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The publications produced at the Center focus on point-of-care research and application of global health technologies.

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