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Evaluating an income generation project linked to healthcare in Uganda

March 21, 2012

Dateline: Mid-March 2012 Location: MIT Sloan by Marisa Gerla & Mary Anito Our ghdLab project has officially kicked-off and we’re starting to get a better idea of what we will be focusing on.  This semester we will we working with the Sustainable Housing Initiative Project, or SHIP, in Mbarara, Uganda, which is a partnership with more »

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Notes from the classroom: What I’m looking forward to on my upcoming trip to Kenya

March 21, 2012

Dateline: mid-March 2012 Location: MIT Sloan by Thapana “Pipe” Chairoj After realizing how much impact our team could potentially make for our host organization in the long-run, I became excited to put our knowledge and expertise into practice. Currently without any medical record system, Chebaiywa Health Center (CHC) has an ambitious goal of implementing OpenMRS more »

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PIH’s Ophelia Dahl lends some advice to our team of MBAs

February 24, 2012

Dateline: February 2012 Location: MIT Sloan By: ghdLAB students essay editing us Last week, MIT’s ghdLAB Special Projects team had the great opportunity to chat with Ophelia Dahl, the Executive Director of Partners in Health.  The Partners in Health organization was started by Ophelia and the legendary Paul Farmer and as of today has 15,000 more »

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Harvard’s Rebecca Weintraub frames the big challenges in global health delivery for us

February 22, 2012

Dateline: February 2012 Location: MIT Sloan by Mary Anito In class last week we had the pleasure of talking to some of the leaders in the global health delivery space. Along with Ophelia Dahl (from Partners in Health; see another ghdLAB post on her) and and Marty Collier (from the Access Project in Rwanda), we were more »

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When and how far to take an integrated approach?

December 9, 2011

Blog post by Alice Hartley “Today we can see that in the poorest places, only integrated approaches—those that take into account water, sanitation, economic opportunity, education and infrastructure along with health—sustainably and adequately address public health needs…Figuring out how to bring the complex matrix of development together requires systems knowledge, financing, and superb management.”  –Josh more »

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Lessons from the Mayo Clinic: Can design thinking help global health delivery?

December 9, 2011

Dateline: November 2011 Location: MIT Sloan by MIT Sloan student David Xie Summary This essay reflects on the strength, outcome and challenges associated with the Mayo Clinic’s design thinking approach to improving healthcare delivery, and discusses the merit of applying design thinking towards improving global healthcare delivery especially in resource poor settings. The essay concludes more »

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Clean water and surgery: Not "either" but "both"?

November 11, 2011

Is surgery beyond the reach of the world’s poor? And how do we reconcile the issues involved with increasing access to surgery with the widespread need for water and sanitation?   A case example inspired by Dr. Robert Riviello, trauma and acute care general surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, gave us some big questions more »

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global health @ MIT Sloan and beyond: join us

October 18, 2011

our efforts Learn more about what we are doing in global health delivery. video: in the world, for the world Prof Anjali Sastry talks about the Global Health Delivery Lab (ghdLAB), a projects class that runs in the Spring and sends teams of MBA and PhD students to work and improve healthcare in collaboration with more »

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