KUSKAYA: An Interdisciplinary Training Program for Innovation in Global Health is a joint program between the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Lima, Peru) and the University of Washington (Seattle, USA) funded by the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Our objective is to establish a training program and center dedicated to innovations in global health.
The specific aims of KUSKAYA are to:
1) Provide interdisciplinary research training in innovations in global health and establish a curriculum program that addresses global health leadership, design thinking, business models, policy analysis and implementation science;
2) Engage and integrate young US and Peruvian professionals and mentors from diverse disciplines to collaborate in the development of innovative global health interventions, processes, policies, business models and products appropriate for developing countries;
3) Fund interdisciplinary mentored team projects to bring innovative ideas to the field; and
4) Create an enabling environment to encourage meaningful innovation in global health. We aim to establish the KUSKAYA (which in Quechua means “working together”) Center for Innovations in Global Health at the UPCH.