NexThought Monday – Tapping the Potential of the World’s Largest Minority: Two keys to boosting employment for 70 million disabled people in India
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.
Calling All Innovators: Nominate a ‘ridiculously awesome’ health care entrepreneur for the Innovations in Healthcare network by Aug. 14
Innovations in Healthcare (formerly IPIHD) is looking for health care entrepreneurs to join its network, which currently includes 55 innovators operating in 47 countries and serving more than 7 million people. A full range of health care delivery is included – rural and urban clinics, specialty hospitals, anti-counterfeiting devices, telemedicine technologies and safe birthing kits.
Tools for Teaching About Business at the BoP: Initiative seen as a way to raise students’ awareness of the potential in developing countries
The Business Schools for Impact (BSI) site is up and running, and offers a growing body of course materials and case studies from top institutions. BSI also offers internship opportunities, and one of its goals is to eventually build a full-fledged integrated Global Impact Master program.
Industry Emerging from the Rubble in Haiti: How building skills locally through community networks can create sustainable businesses
Throughout the street markets in Port-au-Prince, a growing corps of entrepreneurs – mostly women – is helping the fuel-efficient stove market take root, showing how empowered local businesses, even in the poorest and most difficult-to-navigate environments, can create sustainable enterprises that employ and train local workers.
NexThought Monday – ‘The Neglected Stepchild of Global Health’: About 5 billion people have no access to basic surgical care
Considering the fact that approximately 5 billion people have no access to basic surgical care, now is the time to make surgery a global health priority, say Dr. James Bernstein and Huma Malik of Eniware. They describe ways this care can be delivered, even in low-resource settings that lack the fundamental infrastructure that surgery usually requires.
“Why does Nuru Kenya have to be locally led?” Jake pressed. “Why can’t expats continue the work?"“Maybe we aren’t asking the right question,” I responded, straightening up in my chair. “Instead of asking why should we exit, perhaps we should ask, why should we stay?”
How do you help a country struggling to provide quality health care, particularly to its rural citizens?More doctors would be great. New and better clinics would help. But in some places, community health workers are an important part of the solution.
- Sub-Saharan Africa
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- South Asia