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Thursday, December 4, 2014 — South Asia

In healthcare starved Assam, Dholmara health centre sets example of super-effective functioning

Source: The Indian Express

The primary health centre (PHC) in Dholmara village in Kokrajhar is run by Dr Atawor Rehman, who doesn't have an MBBS degree, yet is known for being among the best in the district on the scale of management and service delivery.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 — No Region Specified

The Secrets of Starbucks

Source: PSI Impact

Twenty years ago in Nepal, the first modern example of social franchising for health – the application of commercial franchising strategies to achieve public health goals – began expanding access to quality health services. This year, PSI and Marie Stopes International, two organizations that have long-employed social franchising to improve health outcomes, came together to create an online course on social franchising, with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenyan rural eye hospital finds profit in service

Source: Standard Digital Business

Few people would think of establishing a private healthcare facility in Kenya’s rural areas as many patients in these regions cannot afford private care.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 — South Asia

Low-cost healthcare: US can take cue from India

Source: Hindustan Times

The United States may be good at innovations in medicines, procedures and equipment. But it should learn from India how to keep health care affordable, says a new study. India's private hospitals provided world-class health care at a fraction of US prices using innovative ways to manage costs, personnel, equipment and even real estate.
Monday, August 5, 2013 — No Region Specified

Who's Who Of Social Enterprises Registers As Benefit Corps. In Delaware

Source: Forbes

Recently, I wrote about American Prison Data Systems, a New York City social enterprise that seeks to improve the education of prison inmates using a tablet-based platform. Turns out, it was one of the 17 businesses that just registered as the first Benefit Corporations in Delaware.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 — No Region Specified

World Bank changes senior staff to continue anti-poverty agenda

Source: Devex

Two top executives at the World Bank are set to leave the institution this year in a move at a crucial time for the bank’s evolving focus on poverty reduction in the next decade.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 — South Asia

Bottom of the Pyramid and Beyond

Source: Forbes India

Stuart Hart on the idea that revolutionized management thinking
Friday, July 26, 2013 — Asia Pacific

Bribery Serves as Life-Support for Chinese Hospitals

Source: The Jakarta Globe

Bribery is the lubricant that helps keep China’s public hospitals running, and the health system would struggle to function without illegal payments to poorly paid doctors and administrators, say medical practitioners and industry experts.
Friday, July 26, 2013 — No Region Specified

What healthcare leaders can do to nurture innovation

Source: The Guardian

The five top tips to harness potential and give staff a licence to suggest changes
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 — South Asia

Japanese Professor Shoji Shiba Helping India Inc Breakthrough

Source: The Economic Times

Dhobi Ghat, the washermen's hub in Mumbai, is a dingy neighbourhood of clotheslines, discoloured pools of water and rows upon rows of wash pens. But it presents an array of socio-economic groups among the 10,000-odd washermen who live and work here-from smaller washermen thrashing clothes on flogging stones to better-off cleaners who run Laundromats. It's a thriving ecosystem and a perfect case study for how people at the bottom of the pyramid impact an economy.
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