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G-Lab GHD 2008-10

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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The G-Lab GHD experience

September 12, 2009

Our inaugural offering of G-Lab GHD ran from October 2008 to March 2009. This year, we’re kicking off at the very start of the academic year, to allow students three full months to prepare for their January on-site work. Class started this week and wraps up in mid-February. We’ll be telling you more about how more »

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Making the MBA worthwhile: Forbes on GLab GHD

August 18, 2009

The current issue of Forbes presents business school rankings along with an article exploring how MBA programs are making their education more worthwhile. Setting the stage for this exploration is G-Lab GHD, in the person of Deborah Schapira, 09. She does a great job presenting the class and describing her team’s experience in rural Uganda. more »

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Financial Times profiles our course

August 17, 2009

On August 2, 2009, the Financial Times ran an article entitled “Health Lessons in the Field” that gave readers a nice picture of the G-Lab GHD class. Click here to take a look! The piece ran in the FT’s “business education” section and focuses on the hands-on experience that our course offers. It does a more »

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A taste of Sierra Leone: A student report

April 17, 2009

Anusuya Das wrote an article for the March 2009 issue of MIT’s Graduate Student News. I reproduced it below. Kusheh! This past IAP, I spent three weeks working on a healthcare project in Sierra Leone as part of the G-Lab class in Sloan. For starters, I would recommend non- Sloan students interested global health delivery more »

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Continuous Improvement in Global Health: Don Berwick visits Class

March 15, 2009

Last Monday we were delighted to welcome the Institute for Healthcare Improvement‘s Don Berwick to class. Here’s how some of our students (from the MEDA team) introduced him and his work to their peers: “Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The Institute for more »

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Joe Dwyer, Management Sciences for Health, Visits Class

March 6, 2009

On Wednesday we were privileged to have Joseph Dwyer, the Director of the Leadership, Management and Sustainability Program at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) speak to us. Prior to the class, students from the Kyetume and SIC teams provided the following introduction and readings: “One topic for discussion with our guest is the role of more »

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