Technology Review: Focusing on Haiti

April 20, 2010 – As Haiti struggles to recover from January’s earthquake, members of the MIT community are pitching in to help the devastated country. Media Lab grad students Greg Elliott and Aaron Zinman have been developing Konbit, a free interactive communication platform that indexes the skills of people in crisis-affected communities so that organizations […] Continue Reading

NPR: Looking Abroad For Lessons In Health Care

April 9, 2010 – A few months ago, GE Healthcare rolled out a portable electrocardiogram machine, trumpeting the new product’s ability to help patients wherever they might need it. But the most interesting thing about the MAC 800 is not where it can go, but where it came from: China. Chinese engineers funded by GE […] Continue Reading

MIT Sloan Taps Into Global Health Delivery

From Stacy Blackman Consulting – August 5, 2009 – A new course on global health delivery, offered as part of MIT Sloan School of Management‘s global entrepreneur lab series, is an emerging field that looks at how health care can reach the neediest people in both wealthy and developing countries. Financial Times ran a feature […] Continue Reading

Innovative Lab Plan Offers Sustainable Funding Source for Zambia HIV Relief

February 18, 2009 – The Central Laboratory of the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) has developed a profitable business model that might offer wealthy nations a way to jumpstart similar programs worldwide, then create profit centers to help sustain them. This business model, developed under the leadership of Executive Director Jeff Stringer, […] Continue Reading

MIT Sloan’s new Global Health Delivery tackles constraints in delivering health care in emerging markets

December 29, 2008 – Graduate students enrolled in MIT Sloan School of Management’s newest global entrepreneurship course, Global Health Delivery, are venturing to resource-poor settings in Africa this January to tackle practical constraints in delivering health care to the neediest with new approaches that have implications for the United States. This new course is the […] Continue Reading

Health in a Global Crisis

Simon Johnson, MIT professor, author, and former Chief Economist of the IMF, writing on Global Health Delivery (pre-cursor to GlobalHealth Lab) and it’s relation to the global financial crisis:   November 12, 2008 The global financial crisis began (and continues) in relatively rich places, like the US and Western Europe, and it has obviously spread […] Continue Reading