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Notes from the field: A first-hand account of rural healthcare in India

April 23, 2011

Dateline: March 16, 2011 Location: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh By: A team of MIT graduate students in ghdLAB The MIT CRHM team arrived in safely Hyderabad on Sunday March 12, 2011 at 4AM and were swiftly greeted and whisked away to our hotel and spent the day recovering from jet-lag and the end of the semester. more »

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Notes from the field: Resource constraints and constraints on resources, as seen by a team of students in Uganda

April 16, 2011

Dateline: March 16 and 17, 2011 Location: Kyetume, Mukono District, Uganda A resource-constrained environment March 16, from the student team We visited Katosi Health Clinic, one of the two clinics run by our host organization. We were warned that the catchment area for Katosi is extremely poor. The majority of the population in the area more »

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Notes from the field: Life in South Africa, through the eyes of a team working with loveLife

April 8, 2011

Dateline: March 23, 2011 Location: Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa An MIT student team shares some thoughts on inequality in living standards in South Africa. BY Tye Duncan, Rebbie Hughes, Todd Waldron, and Nicole Zenel One of the things we have found most striking in our travels in South Africa is the wide range in more »

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Notes from the field: Unjani, or How are you?

April 1, 2011

Dateline: March 25, 2011 Location: Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa An MIT Student team reports from the field on their work with RTT Group’s “Unjani Clinic-in-a-Box” designed to provide access to affordable healthcare in South Africa’s rural areas. It’s our last day here in Jo’burg on the RTT Unjani project; We present our findings to more »

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country briefing: South Africa – health

September 1, 2010

Team: Eric Berger, Tara Thomas, Heather Vital, and Anne Wang for GHD Lab, February 22, 2011 Instructor: Professor Anjali Sastry; TA: Lilian Tse Health Indicators, Prevalence of Diseases, Other Measures South Africa’s health landscape is extraordinarily dynamic especially due to the ravaging effects of HIV.  In 2007, the WHO estimated that 17.64% of the population more »

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G-Lab Day: Monday, 9 February

January 30, 2009

On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff of Global Entrepreneurship Lab, we’d like to invite you to the third annual G-Lab Day. This year 183 MBA and Sloan Fellow students are doing intensive, critical projects, at 46 entrepreneurial firms and health delivery non-profits in 18 countries around the world. G-Lab Day will be your more »

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Technology for global health: some connections

December 4, 2008

Only one more day is left for you to submit, but check out this $10K idea competition focusing on mobile technology. Netsquared is hosting this for USAID. From USAID’s announcement: Through the Development 2.0 Challenge, USAID is opening up to inventive ideas. The Challenge seeks to tap non-traditional sources, such as students, budding entrepreneurs, and more »

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