WELLESLEY, Mass., Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Schlesinger Fund for Global Health Entrepreneurship at Babson College is partnering with the National Association for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals, USAID, and other partner organizations to host Haiti, Entrepreneurship, and Global Health: An Evening to Act, supporting the Diaspora Challenge Initiative.
The event will be held on Monday December 5, 2016 in Olin Hall at Babson College from 6-8:30 p.m.
The Diaspora Challenge Initiative is soliciting ideas and Entrepreneurial Thought & Action(r) from the Haitian Diaspora about ways to harness the power of remittances and other capital to support Haiti's development agenda.
All members of the Babson and greater Boston communities are invited to gather together, to learn about the healthcare challenges that exist in Haiti, and to brainstorm with pitchers to help them refine their ideas. Particularly after Hurricane Matthew, minds are needed to work on sustainable ideas for economic development in Haiti that enhance healthcare delivery.
This event will include an expert panel on Haiti and in-country healthcare delivery challenges:
- Thomas Burke, Chief, MGH Division of Global Health
- Mack Cheney, Executive Director of the Kletjian Foundation, Director of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Office of Global Surgery and Health, Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School
- Regine Jean-Charles, Associate Professor, Boston College (moderator)
- Michelle Morse, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Haiti, Brigham and Women, Partners in Health and Equal Health
- Claire-Cecile Pierre, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
- Nadia Raymond, Critical Care Nurse, Brigham and Women, Partners in Health and Equal Health
Pitchers to include:
- Jean Estenieau of Organization of Support to the Development of Plateau Central is looking to turn an annual mobile clinic program into a local telemedicine operation.
- Louis Laurent Jumelle, a student of Hult International Business School will be pitching a hybrid management model for repairing and managing existing hospital facilities in Haiti.
- Wisam Breegi and Jeremy Ridore of Breegi Scientific will pitch about a low cost disposal neonatal intensive care incubator.
About Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship
The Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship is housed within the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation at Babson College. The mission of the Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship is to create opportunities for Babson faculty and students, and the greater global health community, to apply Babson's Entrepreneurial Thought & Action(r) methodology to the world's greatest healthcare challenges.
Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship as a field of study and practice that aims to (1) Improve Existing Healthcare Organizations & Processes, (2) Create New Organizations and Processes, (3) Improve How Organizations Keep All Stakeholders Healthy, with a focus on healthcare practices in the U.S. and abroad. This definition of GHE utilizes strategic, cultural, and political lenses to meet these aims.
Many of today's global health challenges are managerial, not medical. Due to significant advances in modern medicine during the 20th century (from penicillin to flu vaccines to antiretroviral therapy), we now know how to treat and/or prevent the diseases that top mortality charts worldwide. As a result of these medical breakthroughs, the question for those working in global health shifts from "How do we treat this disease?" to "How do we ensure access to quality healthcare?" The barriers to delivering quality care are many, and they require us to think not just about one specific disease but rather about health systems overall. Entrepreneurial thought and strategic action help us re‐envision the global health agenda and think differently about the paths to poverty alleviation.
About Babson College
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds(r). The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action(r) as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. Visit www.babson.edu
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