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global health delivery and management

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MBA ‘13s, Sloan Fellows, and others: Learn what works—and what doesn’t—in innovative startups and inspiring leading-edge organizations that are remaking healthcare delivery globally

MIT Sloan School of Management
Business Models for Scale and Sustainability in Global Health

15.S02

Instructor: Anjali Sastry
TA: Anya Priester
Offered Fall, H2, Letter graded, 6 units
Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm E62-223

Business Models for Scale and Sustainability in Global Health examines how innovations in business models, operations, strategy, collaboration, and design are now delivering needed health care in resource-limited settings—and explores how to improve performance further. With enterprises as our focus, we link an informative set of readings with compelling case studies and lively class discussions and exercises. Our tools include system dynamics, design thinking, and strategic analysis, along with other business approaches that help account for success and failure in innovative healthcare delivery. Many class sessions feature thought leaders from the field, among them founders of non-profits with international reach, operational and strategy experts behind some of the most effective global health organizations, and successful business leaders in low-resource settings.

Innovation in health care delivery is taking place in for-profit and non-profit enterprises, and at the private-public interface, in Africa, Latin America, India, and elsewhere. Our analysis of novel business models draws on real-world data via case studies, videos, industry reports, and research. Students share insights by presenting their own studies. To bring our learning back home, we conclude by discussing we learn from low-resource settings where enterprises must do more with less.

Formerly titled Global Health Delivery and Management, 15.S02 is an innovative approach to a domain where MIT Sloan is playing a leading role by focusing on the last mile challenges of healthcare delivery. Students interested in the Spring action learning course, Global Health Delivery Lab, will benefit from taking Business Models for Scale and Sustainability in Global Health. Note that this course is not a prerequisite for ghdLAB but will increase an applicant’s chances of acceptance to the Spring lab class.

No required pre-requisites, but MIT or cross-registered graduate students who have not taken at least three management or business classes must apply to the instructor for permission to enroll, before the first day of class. No exceptions will be made. Restricted to graduate level students only.

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Contact course team: biz4globalhealth at mit.edu
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Clean water and surgery: Not "either" but "both"?

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Is surgery beyond the reach of the world’s poor? And how do we reconcile the issues involved with increasing access to surgery with the widespread need for water and sanitation?   A case example inspired by Dr. Robert Riviello, trauma and acute care general surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, gave us some big questions more »

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Health for the seven billionth child

October 31, 2011

So, on Halloween 2011, the seven billionth person in the world was born–China or India the most likely birthplace. In a New York Times column this summer, Thomas Friedman laid out his thoughts on the cost us all of living with so many billions of other people: “The Earth is Full”. It makes sobering reading. more »

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Mini studies of innovative business models for global health

July 12, 2011

What can we learn by looking at enterprises that seek to address health delivery challenges? MIT students share their observations of front-line organizations Modern medicine could reduce disease greatly, yet fails to reach millions in Africa and elsewhere. Innovations in technology, process, and finance may help address the delivery challenges. At MIT Sloan’s Business Models more »

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business models in global health: Village Health Works

May 12, 2011

Delivering care in one the world’s poorest countries Student observations on Village Health Works’ participatory care model In late 2010, a small team of MIT students took a look at the organization from the outside and, as a course assignment, prepared an executive summary aimed at its board of directors. This article presents their overview more »

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business models in global health: LivingGoods

May 10, 2011

Health-business-in-a-bag Student observations on LivingGoods’ model and future strategies by Vishal Gupta, Jenny Hu, Kevin Kung, and Awilda Mendez In late 2010, a small team of MIT students took a look at the organization from the outside and, as a course assignment, prepared an executive summary aimed at its board of directors. This article presents more »

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business models in global health: Mi Farmacita Nacional

April 12, 2011

Establishing pharmacies in low-income communities Student observations on Mi Famacita Nacional’s dual-mission, franchising model In late 2010, a small team of MIT students took a look at the organization from the outside and, as a course assignment, prepared an executive summary aimed at its board of directors. This article presents their overview and assessment of more »

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Health innovation: Technology + Entrepreneurs + Institutions

December 12, 2010

A brand-new special issue of BMC International Health and Human Rights features a special collection on Health innovation in sub-Saharan Africa. The papers present examples from Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda of how science and technology innovations are connected to entrepreneurship and institutions in specific examples. The very first article more »

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