Improving Operational Efficiency in a Small Practice

Improving operational efficiency in a small practice: Muthaiga Pediatrics An overview of MIT students’ 2009 project to analyze and refine the daily operations and standard processes of a general pediatrics clinic in Nairobi, Kenya. In the fall of 2009, a team of four MIT students applied to work with Muthaiga Pediatrics. The clinic’s head had […] Continue Reading

Clean water and surgery: Not “either” but “both”?

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 […] Continue Reading