The Maimonides Project

An external catalyst for innovative thinking

Leading innovators from several countries have formed a global initiative known as The Maimonides¹ Project, which brings together the best minds, knowledge and tools from around the globe into receptive local settings to test innovations from the academic, corporate, political and community sectors that promote well-being.

Participating individuals, organizations and countries have committed to:

Working together to test health innovations in real healthcare systems

Developing processes for introducing radical change into their health systems

Jointly planning pilot studies to bring best practices to their countries

Sharing successes and failures

Several countries participating in The Maimonides Project have expressed interest in working with Luxembourg to explore personalized approaches to health. By learning from these countries, and participating in collaborative projects, Luxembourg can accelerate the adoption, adaptation or creation of services that could address the needs of its citizens, while bringing its own innovations to the world stage.

Successful initiatives illustrating large-scale efforts to optimize the health status of entire populations

SPAIN: The Basque Country Strategy for Chronic Disease Management
Rafael Bengoa, Minister of Health and Consumer Affairs, Basque Country, Spain
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CANADA: Connected Wellness Platform
Harvey A. Skinner, Dean, Faculty of Health at York University, Canada
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SCOTLAND: End of Life Plan. Good Life - Good Death - Good Grief
Scott A. Murray, St Columba’s Hospice Chair of Primary Palliative Care, Primary Palliative Care Research Group, University of Edinburgh, UK
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Alex Jadad, Convener of the Maimonides Project, University of Toronto and University Health Network, Canada
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¹Maimonides (1135-1204) was a medieval sage who connected different cultures (Greco-Roman, Jewish, Arab), continents (Europe, Africa and Asia) and areas of knowledge (medicine, philosophy, theology and law). Considered the greatest physician of his time, he treated Sultan Saladin, and Richard the Lionheart during the Crusades. One of his most memorable expressions was "teach thy tongue to say I do not know, and thou shalt progress."