Medicine as an Instrument of Justice

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Investigator: Ari D. Johnson, MD

Location(s): Mali

Description

Working with Malian Ministry of Health and several partners over more than a decade to design and test new approaches to health systems redesign – how to redefine the way we do health care delivery to the world’s poorest communities, with a focus on improving health outcomes and averting preventable deaths. We’re building and testing a new kind of ultra-rapid health system that is focused on reaching patients early in the course of their illness. For example, rather than sitting in a clinic and waiting for patients to come, we designed a system that deploys community health workers to proactively search for patients, door-to-door, for hours every day. We remove fees that patients can’t afford, and provide better training for primary care providers.

I co founded Muso Health (www.musohealth.org) to pursue this work.