Global Health Ideas

Finding global health solutions through innovation and technology

About Us & Link Drop: CK Prahalad Interview, Green Tech 4 Malaria, “Slum Tourism”, Philanthropy Vacations

I have finally updated the “About Us” page to include bios. Also you can subscribe to our blog on the subscribe/feed page. Enjoy the links below.

  • Green technology to boost production of malaria ‘wonder drug’ Link
  • The New Yorker Conference on innovation (via Endless Innovation) Link
  • “Slum Tourism” @ Foreign Policy Passport Link
  • WSJ article – Seeds of Reform: In China, Farmers Become Health-Care Monitors Link (via)
  • The upcoming issue of Fast Company has three very short pieces:
    • Changing the World, One Luxury Vacation at a Time Link
    • Q&A: C.K. Prahalad – Pyramid Schemer Link
    • Pierre Omidyar’s network funds both nonprofits and for-profits Link
  • Science needs entrepreneurs, Google founder says Link

Now all Larry Page has to do is visit schools of public health and hammer home the same message -public health needs more *business minded* entrepreneurs. Of course I have a bias, but being involved in public health for almost a decade I found his words of wisdom to be applicable especially to the discipline of public health…Page told hundreds of scientists, meeting in San Francisco. “You need to think that business and entrepreneurship is a good thing.”

My colleagues and friends (some of who disagree with me and have provided some valid arguments) have heard me whale against the public health establishment for often being late to the game and failing to incorporate cutting edge applied work… I think schools of public health could use improvement in the educational process and dialogue with their students.


Written by Aman

February 19, 2007 at 7:08 am

Posted in Global Health

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