Changing the Definition of a Surgeon: GE Foundation launches Safe Surgery 2020, based on the idea that clinic leadership isn’t limited to doctors
Based on three main pillars – leadership development, innovation and elevating ideas – Safe Surgery 2020 is rooted in the idea that safe surgery champions in operating rooms, hospitals and at national levels have the potential to drive cost-effective, systemic change. For example, training a doctor to empower other members of the care team to report and act upon clinical observations can greatly improve surgical outcomes.
‘We Need to Partner More’: Business Call to Action panelists discuss new ways of thinking necessary to achieve SDGs
The best way to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of “ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all at all ages” is through innovative cross-sector collaborations. That was the takeaway from a breakout panel discussion – “Toward a Healthier Future: Catalyzing Partnerships to Drive Better Health” – at the Business Call to Action’s sixth annual forum.
A Chemist’s Novel Idea: Teri Dankovich invents a type of paper that filters water, then incorporates it into a ‘Drinkable Book’
Teri Dankovich invented a paper that purifies drinking water, and she's incorporated that paper into a book which includes information on why and how water should be filtered. In this Q&A interview, she talks about how her research project evolved, how the paper works, what the business prospects are and how it might some day save millions of lives.
Technology Meets the ‘Loo’: Women-led business utilizes bio-toilets to overcome infrastructure challenges
Namita Banka, a former jewelry designer, took a course in social entreprepreneurship in 2009 and emerged ready to make a difference in her community. A few years later, she incorporated Banka BioLoo to produce environmentally friendly bio-toilets. Here, Sanjay Banka, Namita's husband, talks about the business and the cultural obstacles it's working to overcome.
It's not easy being big. Especially when NextBillion's editors are on the lookout for Roundup fodder. This week we sharpened our elbows to take on Coke, the United Nations, Google ... and even the Catholic church. Let us know if you agree with our opinions; we'd love to run some counterpoints in an upcoming Roundup.
Rewriting the Rules for Surgery: ‘Task-shifting’ is one way to help solve the human resource problem in global health
Requiring the designation of “surgeon” as it is traditionally defined as a prerequisite for holding a scalpel in the developing world is simply untenable, given the relentless growth in population, the rapidly changing landscape of illness from acute to chronic, and the increasingly well-documented need for, and value of, essential surgery.
Landscape of Opportunities in India: Transforming health care through last-mile, private-sector solutions
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.
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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