Description: GlobalHealth Lab pairs faculty-mentored student teams with enterprises on the front lines of health care delivery in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. To tackle specific barriers identified by each partnering organization, the course is built around custom-designed projects in strategy, business model innovation, operations, marketing, and technology. Class sessions include interactive cases, practical exercises, and lively conversations with experts, all designed to support project work before, during, and after an intensive two-week onsite collaboration with entrepreneurs, leaders, staff, and stakeholders in the setting. Course assignments include a portfolio of host deliverables, a foundational toolkit designed to support each project, and a distillation of learning from the field.
Admission by application and interview; preference for students with 15.232. Students must be able to work on site in Africa or South Asia for the entire weeks of SIP and Spring Break and complete all segments of the course, including H2 class sessions and required out-of-class meetings. Interested students sign up for updates at http://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/globalhealth.lab.students
Course #: 15.233
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