Archive for the 'Global Health' Category

A GlobalScale Wiki!

Written on August 10, 2010 at 11:29 am

For the past 20+ years I have worked with nonprofits, NGOs, associations and others that have had “good ideas” that have spread around the world, sometimes strategically, more often in a somewhat ad hoc fashion.  Some of these initiatives have been more successful than others, but as a sector we have not yet mastered the art (and it is an art) of “scaling up”.

What does it mean to ‘scale up’ a program?  One definition notes: “Scaling up is generally used to describe an increase in…interventions that have been tested in pilot and experimental projects in order to benefit more …


A really big dream takes its first steps to reality

Written on June 23, 2010 at 2:15 am

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one million babies die each year from birth asphyxia (eg. inability to breathe immediately after delivery).  A few years ago a group of pediatricians affiliated with the American Academy of Pediatrics developed a neonatal resuscitation program that was evidence-based, easy to teach and easy to use in resource limited areas.  So they began to dream big and envision a world where no baby would die due to its inability to breathe at birth.

But big dreams need big partnerships. Enter into discussion with the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Laerdal Medical Company of …