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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: kpop@umich.edu.

Follow NextBillion Health Care on Twitter @NextBillionHC.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Weekly Roundup – Taking Issue with the Meaning (and Quantity) of Global Health Verbiage

By Kyle Poplin — WDI

The Weekly Roundup examines the precise nature of health care language, the imprecise Sustainable Development Goals, plus some possbily "magic" powder.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Strengthening Markets for Reproductive Health: PATH says partnerships show there's room for the private sector

By Amie Batson

Amie Batson, PATH's chief strategy officer, says her organization's public-private partnerships demonstrate that there is room for the private sector to participate in developing and sustaining a viable market for reproductive health commodities, bringing a high return at low cost.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Wireless Warning: Firm behind Band-Aid-like wearable joins Ebola fight, eyes other markets

By Kyle Poplin — WDI

USAID recently highlighted the MultiSense Memory patch – basically a smart Band-Aid – for its potential in fighting infectious diseases like Ebola. The company that makes the patch, Rhythm Diagnostic Systems, believes it has many more uses.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Affecting the Girl Effect: Inspired by TOMS and Warby Parker, SHEVA aims at empowerment

By Katia Cerwin

SHEVA has applied the buy-one-give-one business model to feminine hygiene products with the goal of educating and empowering women and girls.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

NexThought Monday - Relieving the Burden: The role of microinsurance in financing HIV care

By Julia Graham

Microinsurance is not the primary solution to solving the HIV/AIDS crisis. But in the absence of universal health care and access to antiretroviral drugs, the author says, it can play a vital role in managing existing cases, providing anti-retroviral therapy for those with limited access and addressing hospitalization needs.

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