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The Pilot

March 13, 2010

(posted by Erica Gralla, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) All my philosophical thoughts about measurement (from yesterday’s blog post) ran head-on into reality today. We can think about measurement all we want, its purposes and pitfalls, but actually carrying it out makes the challenges and the importance clearer. Back in Boston, everything was happening in some distant more »

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Measurement in Haiti

March 12, 2010

(posted by Erica Gralla, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) I came down to Haiti as part of Team Boston, to get a better sense of what’s going on and inform our data analysis. It’s hard to analyze data without understanding the context, so I’ll try to do just that while I’m here. I’m not an experienced “blogger”, more »

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Haiti Data Project

March 10, 2010

Developing a useful assessment of needs for the Haitian people, local organizations, the US Joint Task Force, and the international community MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics, the Sloan School of Management, and students from across campus and elsewhere are collaborating on up-to-the-minute assessments to inform humanitarian efforts in Haiti. The ongoing project is helping more »

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Haiti resources: Some starting points

March 8, 2010

Resources and links for research Dewey Library portal–this special page on Haiti-related resources is a work in progress. For MIT users, a portal allows institutional permissioning for access to sources not on the web (e.g. the Economist Intelligence Unit). The Boston Public Library also has a site dedicated to Haiti resources. Key links for the more »

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Zanmi Zanmi Lasante

February 11, 2010

Clearly, I speak no Kreyòl, but the idea I was aiming for with this heading that plays on the “Friends in Health” translation of Zanmi Lasante: we’ve been thinking of our friends at Partners In Health in Haiti. Exactly a year ago, Dr Louise Ivers joined some 50 MIT students and several faculty for a more »

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October 23, 2009

Leaders in Global Health Transformation LiGHTs gives a select group of student fellows a unique opportunity to engage in dialogs with global health leaders from the greater Boston area and beyond. Within the MIT community, LiGHTs fellows are encouraged to create new interdisciplinary approaches to big problems. to learn more visit the LiGHTs’ website The more »

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