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country briefing: India – economy

September 1, 2010

India Country Briefing Section I: Economy and Business Climate I.                   Demography & Geography India is the world’s second most populous country with an estimated population of 1.2 billion. Within the last fifty years, the population has increased due to advancement in medicine and agricultural productivity due to India’s Green Revolution. From 1991 to 2001, India’s more »

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country report: India – culture

September 1, 2010

GHD Lab Spring 2011 Country briefing Emily Edwards, Ozge Karanfil, Alicia Pichard, Julia Stark Section 3: History, culture, society, politics, education Overview of the nation’s history and recent events Music, food, and other aspects of its culture Recent changes in country’s culture Ethnic groups, languages How social factors may affect health issues Must answer: What more »

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healthcare innovation in the developing world

April 13, 2010

Here’s how Lord Nigel Crisp put it in a January 2010 Times opinion piece: In temporary clinics in the slums of Asia and rundown hospitals in Africa I met remarkable people who were finding new solutions and working out how to use the materials at hand to provide for patients……Unconstrained by our history, they train more »

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Burden of disease

September 19, 2009

How do you measure the impact of disease and poor health?  One place to start is to look at the causes of mortality, but as we have been discussing, the impacts of disease go further. To account for the burden of disease, you’d also want to include a reckoning of the effects on quality of more »

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Major diseases: A (majorly) big-picture view

November 1, 2008

We had only a very short time–some 60 minutes–to start learning about major diseases in our class this week. As I told students, they way we see it, this class puts to the test the notion that an excellent manager knows something about the limits of his or her own knowledge, is skilled in drawing more »

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Start learning about global health delivery

October 21, 2008

I’ve put together a page of readings and videos as an introduction to global health delivery. We’re about to kick off our new class, G-Lab GHD, and the material should help students with different backgrounds and experience to start learning more about the challenges in delivering health care–and, I hope, to start getting excited about more »

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