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global health delivery and management

technology: the glamorous and the grinding

December 4, 2010

Can we make process, management, and systems a bit less dreary and a bit more glam? So, we’re at MIT, where technology is in the air, and I have my own personal obsessions with technology–witness my (often flawed) forays into twitter, delicious, and too many mobile phones, along with plenty of other tech tools. Working more »

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Can a franchise deliver global health?

November 20, 2010

Can franchises deliver better and more health care cost-effectively in places where current system fall short, and along the way equip a cadre of microentrepeneurs to spur economic development? We looked at the issues again this year: first, to explore what franchising entails, next, to study one chain of franchise clinic-pharmacies operating in Kenya and more »

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VisionSpring, vision entrepreneurs

November 12, 2010

Several years ago, thanks to an innovative class pioneered by my MIT Sloan colleague Simon Johnson, MIT students had a chance to partner with finalists in the World Bank Development Marketplace business plan competition. Student teams worked directly with promising entrepreneurs, mostly from the developing world, to address a development challenge posed by the World more »

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Riders, revisited

November 5, 2010

We looked at Riders for Health last year and were taken with their undeniable coolness as well as the focus and completeness of their operational model. Check out this discussion and related links. Since then, a new study and articles have come out: here’s Fueling Growth by Sonali Rammohan in Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer more »

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what is it like to need healthcare?

October 22, 2010

What are the needs in global health delivery and management? There are many ways to tackle this question, and a new MIT Sloan class explores the issues from a variety of perspectives, focusing on what managers and leaders of organizations can do to address needs in innovative ways. But before we tackle innovation and business more »

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What comes next: New global health delivery and management opportunities at MIT Sloan

May 5, 2010

Two years, 100 students, and 25 G-Lab GHD projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Malawi taught us about the needs and opportunities for delivering health care in resource-limited settings. Now a new pair of MIT Sloan courses takes the next step: In the second half of Fall 2010, the new more »

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