Jim Yong Kim: Continuing to accomplish the impossible

April 13, 2012

By Anjali Sastry and Rebecca Weintraub In 2007, we met Dr Jim Yong Kim as he gathered faculty across Harvard and MIT to envision a new field of study in Global Health Delivery. Dr Kim already had an astounding record to build on: a practicing physician and medical anthropologist, he’d put his smarts to practical more »

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Exploring Mobile Data Collection and Maternal Health in Hyderabad

April 4, 2012

Dateline: March 2012 Location: Hyderabad, India by Kate Krontiris and Lina Sayed Kate Krontiris is a graduate student of public policy and business at the Harvard Kennedy School and the MIT Sloan School of Management.  Lina Sayed is a second-year MBA student at the MIT Sloan School of Management.  They are students of Global Health more »

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Notes from the field: A day in the life for two MIT Sloan students at Chebaiywa clinic in Western Kenya

April 4, 2012

Dateline: March 2012 Location: Kipkaren, rural Western Kenya We have arrived in Chebaiywa! Last week, the clinical staff of Chebaiywa Health Center welcomed us as we began our GHD project.   The staff greeted us with a beautiful song and introductions.  The warm welcome kicked off an experience that has been truly amazing. On our first more »

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Notes from the classroom: A look ahead at my upcoming ghdLAB trip to Mozambique

March 22, 2012

Dateline: mid-March 2012 Location: MIT Sloan By: Deborah Hsieh Hola! The days are counting down until we arrive in Mozambique! Where do I fit if I care about global health, but don’t have medical training? –          In class, one of the standout moments was hearing from Bill Rodriguez. On one hand, he acknowledged the need more »

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Notes from the classroom: Exploring the role of energy infrastructure in health care delivery

March 22, 2012

Dateline: mid-March 2012 Location: MIT Sloan By: MIT Sloan ghdLAB students What would your life be like without a refrigerator, or a stovetop, or somewhere to charge your cell phone? Sitting in Cambridge, Massachusetts it is practically impossible to imagine. While talk of an energy crisis peppers our discussions, our electrified homes and gadgets are more »

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Notes from the classroom: Thoughts on my upcoming ghdLAB trip and the role of electronic medical records in rural clinics

March 22, 2012

Dateline: mid-March 2012 Location: MIT Sloan by David Hilliard In less than a week, I leave to work on a project in a rural health center in Kenya!!  My teammate, Pipe, and I are extremely excited to touch ground next week and put our research to work.  We are visiting three host sites over the more »

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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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