Anjali Sastry and Rebecca Weintraub on Dr. Jim Yong Kim: Continuing to accomplish the impossible in Global Health Delivery

MIT Sloan Sr. Lecturer Anjali Sastry

From Global Health at MIT

In 2007, we met Dr Jim Yong Kim as he gathered faculty across Harvard and MIT to envision a new field of study in Global Health Delivery. Dr Kim already had an astounding record to build on: a practicing physician and medical anthropologist, he’d put his smarts to practical use as an early partner of Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack, and Thomas White in building and then continuing to lead and shape the much-admired Partners In Health. Through the years, he has been an inspiring leader, visionary strategist, and highly effective manager who oversaw the growth and development of PIH. An early and enduring insight from PIH’s hard-won experience was that healthcare delivery could only generate value when accompanied by critical, targeted investments in human resource development, infrastructure, and the diffusion of knowledge.

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Anjali Sastry, PhD, is Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management where she directs ghdLAB; she is also Lecturer, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Rebecca Weintraub, MD, is the Executive Director of the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University and an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Global Health Equity

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