Originally posted on the Skoll Foundation Blog.
Last week as we prepared for a panel on transitioning health solutions to government, Skoll Principal Liz Diebold introduced me to the word game Mad Libs. While I’d never filled in the blanks for fun as a kid, the idea immediately made sense. Whenever something gets overly complex—as our work in health systems often does—boiling something down to its essence can help get the point across.
Liz and I, along with our moderator Nosa Orobaton, Deputy Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Mike Kollins, Director of Programs…
We improve the productivity and capacity of health workers, so they can deliver quality care.
We improve the availability of vaccines, medicines, and supplies at the last mile, so that people have access to the treatment they need.
We integrate data driven decision-making at all levels of the health system, because smart decisions lead to improved health.