Author Archives: Andrew Goldstein

Amazing e-Health class free online from from MIT, Sana Mobile, Partners in Health, IHI

Videos can be found here! But also syllabus, powerpoint slides, etc. Really all-star teachers including folks from PIH, the Millennium Villages Project, and more!

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Carbon credits to monetize the LifeStraw? Really?

FastCompany just posted some news that LifeStraw is massively distributing (aka dumping) LifeStraws to people in Kenya for free. Why are they doing this? Apparently because they made a deal with a carbon credit company. Without mentioning any empirical proof … Continue reading

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Alternative models to funding social impact

Funding of social services typically comes from philanthropic grants, taxes (to fund grants or to fund government-run services), or user fees. I recently heard a lecture given by folks from FIMRC, which features a business model that is less common. … Continue reading

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A Match Day post on medical education

This post is a mish-mash, but it’s centered around medical education in developing countries: 1) I really found Salman Khan’s talk at TED (below) to be quite provocative. He discussed his online learning organization, Khan Academy, demonstrating how it really … Continue reading

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Perspective seeking in global health

I attended a Partners in Health conference on NCD’s (non-communicable diseases) the past two days, and it was great to see that the global health world has been coming to realize there are huge health impacts to be made outside … Continue reading

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Too much aid? A little perspective…

Just heard the Dambiso Moyo argument about aid, yet again. It sounds like a lot of money when we say $1 trillion has been spent on aid over the last 50 years, and ask what we have to show for … Continue reading

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LifeStraw continued.

I’m a fan of market-based solutions to health and development, but I’m not a huge fan of the LifeStraw, which made a previous appearance on MethodLogical. Frankly, everytime I saw some adorable African child leaning over a puddle of muddle … Continue reading

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