GHLI developed a framework for scale up and replication which defines the criteria needed to sustain successful health interventions. The AIDED approach proposes five components essential to the process of scale up: assessing the landscape, refining the innovation, developing support and engaging the community, and spreading the innovation. Read about scale up and AIDED here.
Breakthroughs in medicine and public health often require decades and significant resources to successfully spread in other settings. To better understand this challenge, GHLI has looked outside traditional diffusion pathways and studied a biological model of successful spread. Viruses spread with maximum efficiency and may provide a model for scale up and replication in health care systems around the globe.