From the category archives:


The balanced scorecard as a practical tool for global health delivery

November 14, 2009

Student teams are hard at work on collaborative projects designed to address bottlenecks that limit the delivery of health care in the five countries in sub-Saharan Africa where our dozen teams are working with host organizations this year. What tools from the MBA toolkit will they draw on? Many of our efforts address management, improvement, more »

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Stockout activism

October 31, 2009

How to deliver more, and better, health care in resource-limited settings? At the MIT Sloan School of Management, we treat the question as an academic one, but we’re not just academic. We’re also involved in action because we work directly with organizations on the front lines of delivering health care in sub-Saharan Africa to deliver more »

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Riders for Health as a radically incremental innovation in health care delivery

October 16, 2009

We all agree that Riders for Health are pretty cool–Ducati are sponsors, and the pictures and videos on their website make us wish we could hang out with them. But Riders also offers us a model for global health delivery worth exploring in detail. The organization is successful in their focused approach: they deliver motorcycle more »

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our projects: an initial overview

October 15, 2009

Go to the map page for quick overviews of each project and urls. And do let us know of any errors! View G-Lab GHD 2009-10 in a larger map

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Health care at scale via community health workers

October 13, 2009

Can clever models for delivering health care within the community enable care to reach the poorest? How much can wise ways of enrolling health workers into the care delivery effort address the apparently massive shortage of RNs, MDs, technical experts and other trained personnel?  According to the WHO: Health workers are all people whose main more »

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CFWshops: The Subway of Global Health Delivery?

October 2, 2009

CFWshops is a business-format franchise of retail clinics operating in Kenya (and now Rwanda, Ghana, and Uganda). Our guide: CFW board member and expert on franchising–he actually wrote the book!–Michael Seid. We are are deeply grateful that came all the way to MIT to join us and it was fascinating to hear his take on more »

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Where to intervene to deliver better health care?

October 2, 2009

We explored an unavoidable question: where, in the system, should we aim to intervene in order to deliver better health care? To students of public health, this is a well-known question; for students of management and engineering, guided by a trauma surgeon, the discussion was a rich one and led to ideas and questions that more »

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Wargaming for health

September 27, 2009

OK, it may sound like a bit of a contradiction to bring wargames into global health, but the idea is not so much to simulate war but instead to encourage parties who have a stake–or a potential stake–in a global health issue to join in dialog, planning, learning, and negotiating, adding a level of realism more »

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