Innovation during the crisis: How COVID-19 could boost frugal health technologies

The Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa (CFIA), in which the ASCL participates, has started a new series of blogs in which its staff members, students and affiliated researchers reflect on the role of frugality and frugal innovation in times of Corona in different parts of the world. The first blog is written by André Leliveld, Associate Director of CFIA and senior researcher at the ASCL. He pleads for a frugal approach to cope with the resource constrained situation in the Netherlands and elsewhere. The design and production of frugal health technologies and medical devices may help to cope with the havoc Corona creates in the medical world, Dr Leliveld writes.

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Photo: the LUMC Covid Box. Source: LUMC.

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André Leliveld

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André Leliveld

André Leliveld, a development economist, is a senior researcher at the ASCL. Since 2014 André Leliveld is Associate Director of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa.


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