About the initiative:
I along with four other graduate students co-founded the MIT Cost-effective Healthcare Initiative (MITCHI), a student initiative launched in May 2016 to tackle the growing crisis of cost in healthcare in the US and around the globe. MITCHI educates, connects and enables innovators across local schools, hospitals, and the greater Boston healthcare ecosystem to address the issues facing healthcare affordability and accessibility worldwide. We do this through workshops and networking events illustrating challenges and strategies in biomedical innovation for emerging markets or under-resourced settings. We also encourage collaborative development of cost-effective medical technologies by creating funding opportunities and by bridging silos across healthcare innovation stakeholders within MIT and beyond.
For more information and to get involved:
Photos from our inaugural event, ‘Re-thinking Global Health at MIT’: