ghdLAB addresses demand generation in Kibera, Nairobi

by Anjali Sastry on April 30, 2011

In this photo taken Thursday, March 24, 2011: Judith Mien, a worker with Carolina for Kibera clinic, left, and MIT students Alexandra Geertz, center, and Sydney Connolly, right, walk past a market stall in the Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Khalil Senosi / AP
For one of 2011’s 11 projects, we worked in the large slum of Kibera in Nairobi with Carolina for Kibera‘s Tabitha Clinic.
Here’s how a news story described it:
Four MIT graduate students toured the slum’s back alleys, past the one-room tin shacks, and jumped over slimy streams of sewage to find an answer about usage of a nearby U.S.-funded medical clinic. An aid group co-founded by a University of North Carolina graduate and two Kenyans, runs a medical clinic, sports programs and a scholarship system which is nearby, high quality, and nearly free but it is also sometimes empty, so is the impoverished local population too proud to use the facility?

 

Read the full story by AP writer Jason Straziuso presenting the project and the class, even if the course name is slightly wrong. It was published in the Huffington Post,  among many other places.

And stay tuned for video and other content from the students themselves.

 

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