As Peter Piot considers the future of global health, he has decades of experience to draw on, spanning back to before the term even existed. So when he talks about global health 2.0, as he did recently at an event at the University of Washington, people pay close attention. The director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who is widely known for his role in helping discover the Ebola virus before becoming the founding executive director of UNAIDS, emphasized a few shifts he hopes to see.
“We’ve been very good at what I would call supply side innovation,” he said. “But where we’ve really paid less attention is what I call demand side innovation.”