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NextBillion Health Care is a blog and a news resource dedicated to addressing the myriad challenges and solutions in delivering health care to the base of the pyramid. The site, part of the NextBillion network, focuses on the best practices of social enterprises, health practitioners, large health systems, NGOs and multinational players, such as drug companies, supply chain systems and technology developers. It also examines public policy solutions for improving the health outcomes for low-income people around the world.

Sponsored by NextBillion’s Content Partner, Anavo Global LLC, NextBillion Health Care explores new thinking and action that ultimately improves people’s health, while doing so in a financially sustainable way.

Here are just a few of our main topic areas:

  • Rural health care delivery
  • Urban challenges
  • Innovative business models that improve access, affordability and sustainability.
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Supply chain management and efficiency
  • Improvements in patient care, vaccinations, procedures, and billing
  • Improvements in health care insurance
  • Management practices for social enterprises, e.g. retaining strong talent, attracting investors/financing, overall tips and tactics for managing an enterprise focused on health care
  • Technology: Diagnostic tools that improve health outcomes.

With NextBillion Health Care, our goal is to highlight both market-based approaches as they relate to driving change within large-scale institutions. In other words, it’s not one model versus the other, but how to bring the efficiency of markets and the scale of public systems to affect the most people.

Kyle Poplin serves as editor for the blog. He can be reached via email:

Follow NextBillion Health Care on Twitter @NextBillionHC.


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

The BoP Isn't What it Used to Be: IDB's upcoming forum to focus on how income changes are leading to business opportunities

By Lina M. Salazar Ortegón — Inter-American Development Bank

More than 400 million people in Latin America live at the base of the pyramid today, and they represent a $760 billion annual market. The Inter-American Development Bank’s BASE III Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss how to tap into this largely unexplored market.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Access and Equity in Reproductive Health: Ensuring equity through a total market approach

By NextBillion Editor

A "total market approach" is a strategy to empower all sectors, public and private, to more efficiently reach specific market segments, increasing the demand for family planning products. How to build a TMA and why the NGO PATH is pursuing the model with governments in low-income countries.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Twitter Top Ten

By NextBillion Editor

This week brought a number of developments in global health, social enterprise and financial inclusion - some promising, some disturbing, and one bittersweet. As usual, we've highlighted a sample of the reaction to these events on Twitter, along with some long-form pieces that vividly describe some of the big challenges and small triumphs in the sectors we cover.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Twitter Top 10 - 5/10/15

By NextBillion Editor

It's Mother's Day in the U.S., and we've put together a selection of tweets that anyone's mother would love (assuming she's involved in social enterprise or global development). This week's tweets include case studies for impact investors, disturbing development's on India's financial inclusion front, and our usual array of resources and insights (along with some interesting gift ideas for mom.)

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Comic (Book) Challenges to Chronic Problems: How students face the challenges of malaria, malnutrition through graphic novels, collaboration

By Jeff Fessler

For the third year in a row, fourth- and fifth-grade students at the American International School of Bamako in Mali collaborated with Mali Health and students from three local schools to create graphic novels on health-related issues.


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