Because Systems Fail.

3.5 billion people – more than half of the world’s population – live in countries that do not provide access to basic, essential health services. These conditions have created an unfathomable global crisis. InnovationsCZ creates structures that mitigate these failures through collaborating with impacted communities to generate creative healthcare solutions.  

Because Supply Chains Always Fail.

Two billion people live in countries that are centers of long-term conflict, violence and corruption. These conditions degrade local health-care providers’ access to critical equipment and supplies.

Innovations CZ mitigates these supply chain problems. Our focus: provide for the health care needs of patients through creativity and innovation by minimizing the need for local health care providers to turn to a global supply chain. We design, manufacture or test supplies locally.  


Launch Party

Thursday April 18th 6-9 pm

2751-3 23rd St, San Francisco, CA 94110

About Us

Co-partners Margaret Salmon, MD, MPH, and Christian Salmon, DSc, employ human-centered design methodology to first identify local health-care deficits. They then mobilize a multidisciplinary team, working with local populations, to brainstorm ideas on local manufacture of prototypes to design a inexpensive solutions using indigenous products. They follow up this work with observational study, validation and randomized control trials, publishing results in peer-reviewed journals. 

With this approach, they have pioneered innovative products, techniques and services to improve the local provision of health care to those living in great poverty and conflict. 

InnovationsCZ envisions a world where marginalized communities have the tools, resources, and support they need to identify, protype, and implement transformative change in their communities.

What We Do

Nerve Blocks

Because crying rooms should not exist .

Cassava Gel

Make it locally.

Ultrasound Gel Pad

because supply chains fail.

Ensuring Drug Quality

Shedding light on your medications

Park Triage

Alleviating ranger danger

Maximizing the Interview

Crisis intervention through schools

Our Publications

Maximizing the Interview

Crisis Intervention Through Schools Background  It is well documented that a significant percentage of children that present to urban Title 1  California schools, and other

Park Triage

Alleviating ranger danger The ProblemNational Parc de Lomami, home to some of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s greatest biodiversity, is the country’s newest national park,

Ensuring Drug Quality

Shedding light on your medications The Problem At this time, drug testing technology for drug quality and active ingredient quantity is limited. It has been

Our Funders

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