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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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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Landscape of Opportunities in India: Transforming health care through last-mile, private-sector solutions

By Pallavi Shrivastava

A growing number of enterprises have developed innovative business models and technologies to tackle some of the toughest challenges in health care delivery. They are devising new and innovative products, services and business models to deliver affordable, quality health care at the last mile.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Weekly Roundup 8/1/15: Kenya gets a pat on the back, then a lecture, and the Internet roars about Cecil

By NextBillion Editor

It was all about Africa this week, as President Obama (and a surprising tech luminary) visited Kenya, the country's Catholic bishops made a stunningly ill-considered public health intervention, and a lion-killing dentist in Zimbabwe became the latest person to break the Internet. We cover these developments in this week's roundup.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

When 'Wonder Drugs' Aren't Enough: Viral hepatitis reaches watershed moment, but who will pay?

By Jeanna Holtz

Debate rages about what constitutes fair pricing practices for a lifesaving drug that could save millions of people – and how to balance affordability and access with sustained investment in R&D, company profits and responsiveness to stakeholders including patients, health care providers, payers and shareholders.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

NexThought Monday – Tapping the Potential of the World's Largest Minority: Two keys to boosting employment for 70 million disabled people in India

By Rebecca Baylor

After spending three months analyzing ongoing efforts to increase employment for people with disabilities at the base of the pyramid in India, the author saw two main problems: no collective goals have been established and there's a lack of transparent impact data demonstrating the economic and social outcomes.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Weekly Roundup 7/25/15: 'Worm Wars' and other conflicts from the past week

By NextBillion Editor

Maybe it's the heat, but as we approach the dog days of summer, people seem to be in a fighting mood. This week featured plenty of conflict, involving companies, nonprofits, politicians – and even researchers. Grab some popcorn as we cover the hostilities – and compile some memorable tweets – in this Roundup.


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