3 May 2012: Poster session – ghdLAB & Action Learning

by admin on May 1, 2012

Join this year’s ghdLAB students for a lively, interactive poster session to
learn about their experience on the front lines of global health delivery.

Thursday, May 3rd
11:30 am to 1 pm
E62 Lobby


This semester, students in MIT Sloan’s action-based class on
global health delivery worked with five innovative organizations:

With Daktari, a Cambridge-based for-profit diagnostics startup, a team investigated the market for maternal health diagnostics in Botswana to map needs and opportunities for new products and approaches for improving maternal and fetal health.

In a small health clinic in rural Chebaiywa, near Eldoret, Western Kenya, a team studied processes, needs, and capabilities to help plan the organization’s move from their current lack of medical records to an electronic OpenMRS system to serve a low-income community more effectively.

To assess the hybrid business model of VidaGas/VillageReach, a team assessed finances and operations for a novel partnership connecting energy, supply chains, vaccines and other essential health supplies and economic development in northern Mozambique.

Another team explored mHealth and efficiency innovations for LifeSpring, a chain of maternal hospitals in Hyderabad seeking to further improve their outreach and community nursing.

To assess income generation strategies for long-term HIV/AIDS patients via Massachusetts General Hospital and Mbarara University of Science and Technology’s Sustainable Household Income Project in Mbarara, Western Uganda, a team worked on financial plans and strategies for combining field research and poverty alleviation.

Questions or inquiries? Email ghd.projects.lab@mit.edu



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