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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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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Weekly Roundup – 4/19/2014: There's never been a better time for quantum leaps in global health

By Kyle Poplin — WDI

The cell phone business skipped several evolutionary steps in the developing world. Who's to say global health care can't follow suit?

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

'Lean So Far Into It That You’re At Risk': ... and 20 other quotable quotes from the Global Health & Innovation Conference

By Kyle Poplin — WDI

The Global Health & Innovation Conference, held over two days on the Yale University campus, provides an opportunity for some of the most innovative thinkers in health care around the world to exchange ideas.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Immunization Support Expiring for Some: GAVI, partners aim to help countries achieve successful 'graduation'

By Theresa Ryckman

The GAVI Alliance has helped some of the world's poorest countries immunize their children. Soon, several of these countries are scheduled to "graduate" from this support. These countries will face a variety of challenges, but they're already getting help planning for the transition.

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Saturday, April 05, 2014

Weekly Roundup – 4/5/2014: 'Oooo Shiny!' applies even in global health, as celebrities can help set public agendas

By Kyle Poplin — WDI

Given that “public will” and publicity-seeking politicians help set priorities for funding – and funding ultimately saves lives – why not get a celebrity involved in your worthy cause?

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Health Workers Go the Last Mile: Organization is training staff to deliver care in the world's most remote regions

By Subarna Mukherjee

Last Mile Health's model recruits, trains, equips, manages and incentivizes frontline health workers, who deliver care door-to-door in remote villages and tackle 75 percent of the burden of the disease in these villages.


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