Free cases from the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University

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Few resources on the delivery of health services and health technologies in low-resource settings currently exist for educators. The Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University has begun to fill this gap with a series of teaching cases and accompanying teaching notes examining principles of health care delivery in low-resource settings that are freely available for download and distribution.

The Global Health Delivery Project (GHD) is a joint initiative of Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Division of Global Health Equity. GHD aims to stimulate collaboration among health care stakeholders and systematize the study of health care delivery to bridge the gap between knowledge and practice in global health.

To create the foundation of a growing case series, GHD identified innovative, successful programs and organizations working in global health. Case writers and faculty made field visits to these projects to conduct interviews with key decision makers. GHD learned about the strategic and managerial principles that helped facilitate these programs’ successes as well as the challenges they were struggling to overcome and then used the findings to create detailed teaching cases illustrating these lessons and the complexities of working in the field. Accompanying teaching notes were developed to guide instructors in facilitating classroom discussion of these cases in undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in global health.

The teaching cases allow examination of real-world challenges faced by global health programs and organizations that seek to deliver health care in low-resource settings and prepare students to be leaders in the field of health care delivery.

Accessing the free cases and notes

GHD cases and notes are available for free to all registered users at thecasecentre.org. Click on a case title below to access its record.

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Addressing Tanzania’s Health Workforce Crisis Through a Public-Private Partnership: The Case of TTCIH
Kimberley Sue, Julie Rosenberg and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-034
Topics: Education, Global health, Government, Health care, Health care delivery, Learning, Non-governmental organisations, Organisational effectiveness, Public health, Public-private partnerships, Revenue growth, Value creation

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An Instructor’s Guide to the Global Health Delivery Case Collection
Joseph Rhatigan
Ref GHD-C03
Topics: Public health; Global health; Health care delivery; Developing countries
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Botswana's Program for Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
Erin Sullivan, Peter Drobac, Katherine Thompson and William Rodriguez
Ref GHD-007
Topics: AIDS; Expansion; Global health; Health; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Medical research; Public health; Strategy
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BRAC's Tuberculosis Program: Pioneering DOT Treatment for TB in Rural Bangladesh
Maria May, Joseph Rhatigan and Richard Cash
Ref GHD-010
Topics: Analysis; Collaboration; Economic development; Global health; Health care delivery; Human resource management; Innovation; Nonprofit organizations; Partnerships; Poverty; Social enterprise
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Building Local Capacity for Health Commodity Manufacturing: A to Z Textile Mills Ltd
William Rodriguez and Kileken ole-MoiYoi
Ref GHD-009
Topics: Analysis; Corporate social entrepreneurship; Demand analysis; Economic development; Global collaboration; Global health; Global supply chain; Health care delivery; Partnerships; Social enterprise; Visionary management
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Electronic Medical Records at the ISS Clinic in Bmarara, Uganda
Amy Madore, Julie Talbot and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-026
Topics: AIDS; Data management; Developing countries; Global health; Health; Health care delivery; IT management; Nonprofit organizations; Partnerships; Project management; Public health
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Global Surgery Care Delivery
Pratik Patel, Sam Enumah and Tiffany Chao
Ref GHD-C07
Topics: Business history; Developing countries; Global health; Health care delivery
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Glossary (supports the Global Health Delivery cases by providing definitions and explanations of terms, metrics and concepts used in the cases)
Julie Talbot, Erin Sullivan, Nikita Carney, Joseph Rhatigan, Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-C04
Topics: Developing countries; Global health; Health care delivery; Public health
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HIV in Thailand: The 100% Condom Program
Sarun Charumilind, Sachin H Jain and Joseph Rhatigan
Ref GHD-001
Topics: AIDS; Analysis; Developing countries; Global health; Government policy; Health care delivery; Leadership; Partnerships; Politics; Social entrepreneurship; Strategy
Also available:
The 100% Condom Program: Part B
Ref GHD-01B
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HIV Prevention in Maharashtra, India
Claire Cole, Julie Talbot, Joseph Rhatigan, Rebecca Weintraub and Michael E. Porter
Ref GHD-019
Topics: AIDS; Analysis; Behavioral segmentation; Global health; Health; Health care delivery; Innovation; Leadership development; Nonprofit organizations; Strategy
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HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing in Hinche, Haiti
Erika Pabo, Joseph Rhatigan, Andrew Ellner and Evan Lyon
Ref GHD-004
Topics: AIDS; Analysis; Collaboration; Global health; Health care delivery; Human resource management; Nonprofit organizations; Organizational effectiveness; Partnerships; Project management
Also available:
Two Years in Hinche
Erika Ann Pabo, Andrew Lee Ellner, Joseph Rhatigan and Evan Lyon
Ref GHD-04B
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HIV/AIDS in Brazil: Delivering Prevention in a Decentralized Health System
Sarah Arnquist, Andrew Ellner and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-018
Topics: AIDS; Analysis; Global health; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Leadership; Management; Nonprofit organizations; Organizational effectiveness; Politics; Strategy
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HIV/AIDS in Indonesia: Building a Coordinated National Response
Sarah Arnquist and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-021
Topics: AIDS; Collaboration; Global business; Government policy; Health; Leadership; Nonprofit organizations; Operational effectiveness; Partnerships
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HIV Prevention
Sarah Arnquist, Julie Talbot; Joseph Rhatigan, Rebecca Weintraub and Rebecca Plank
Ref GHD-C06
Topics: AIDS; Developing countries; Global health; Health care; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Poverty; Public health; R&D

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Investing in Global Health: Botanical Extracts Ltd.
Kileken ole-MoiYoi and William Rodriguez
Ref GHD-016
Topics: Analysis; Demand analysis; Economic development; Forecasting; Foreign direct investment; Global collaboration; Global health; Global supply chain; Health care delivery; Partnerships; Social enterprise
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Iran's Triangular Clinic
Julie Talbot, Marissa Bohrer and Joseph Rhatigan
Ref GHD-006
Topics: AIDS; Analysis; Behavioral segmentation; Global health; Health care assistance; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Politics; Project scope; Social equality
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loveLife: Preventing HIV Among South African Youth
Sarah Arnquist and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-017
Topics: AIDS; Analysis; Demographic segmentation; Global health; Health care delivery; Leadership; Management; Marketing; Nonprofit organizations; Operational sustainability; Organizational effectiveness; Strategy
Also available:
loveLife: Preventing HIV Among South African Youth (and Part B)
Ref GHD-017B
loveLife: Transitions After 2005
Sarah Arnquist, Julie Talbot and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-022
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Malaria Control In Zambia
Vanessa Redditt, Kileken ole-MoiYoi, William Rodriguez, Julie Talbot and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-024
Topics: Collaboration; Developing countries; General management; Global health; Leadership; Partnerships; Public health; Strategy; Supply chain management
Also available:
Condensed version
Ref GHD-24S
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Malnutrition (concept note)
Julie Talbot, Keri Wachter and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-C08
Topics: General management; Global business; Global health; Health care; Health care delivery; Human resource management; Innovation focused strategy; Leadership; Monitoring; Partnerships; Policy making; Resource allocation; Strategic alliances; Strategy; Work force management
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Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment in Peru
Julie Talbot and Joseph Rhatigan
Ref GHD-003
Topics: Analysis; Global health; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Leadership; Nonprofit organizations; Operational effectiveness; Politics; Public health; Social equality; Vision
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Partners in Health in Neno District, Malawi
Julie Talbot, Rebecca Weintraub and Keri Wachter
Ref GHD-029
Topics: Business and government relations; Developing countries; Economic development; Global health; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Human resource management; Innovation; Partnership; Project management; Public health; social equality; Strategy
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Polio Elimination in Uttar Pradesh
Daniel Blumenthal, Andrew Ellner, Sachin H Jain and Joseph Rhatigan 
Ref GHD-005
Topics: Analysis; Global collaboration; Global health; Government policy; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Partnerships; Poverty; Social equality; Supply chain management
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Project Echo: Expanding the Capacity of Primary Care Providers to Address Complex Conditions
Amy Madore, Julie Rosenberg and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-036
Topics: Public health, Information technology, Health care delivery, Primary care, Scale-up, Information management, Resource-limited settings, Data collection, Human Resource, Mentorship

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Roll-Out of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria in Swaziland
Kileken ole-MoiYoi, Julie Talbot and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-025
Topics: Developing countries; Global health; Health care delivery; Leadership; Partnerships; Public health; Resource leverage; Strategy; Visionary management; Work force management
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Reducing Child Malnutrition in Maharashtra, India
Keri Wachter, Julie Talbot, Robbie Singal and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-031
Topics: Developing countries; Global health; Health care delivery; Innovation; focused strategy; Leadership; Monitoring; Partnerships; Policy making; Poverty; Public health; Strategic alliances; Work force management
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The Academic Model for the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS (AMPATH)
Peter Park, Arti Bhatt and Joseph Rhatigan
Ref GHD-013
Topics: AIDS; Analysis; Collaboration; Education; Expansion; Global health; Health care delivery; Nonprofit organizations; Operational effectiveness; Partnerships; Project management; Universities
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The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) of Uganda
Sarah Kleinman, Julie Talbot, Julian Harris and Andrew Ellner
Ref GHD-008
Topics: AIDS; Analysis; Collaboration; Global health; Health care delivery; Leadership; Management; Nonprofit organizations; Organizational change; Organizational effectiveness
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The Avahan India AIDS Initiative: Managing Targeted HIV Prevention at Scale
Claire Cole, Maria May, Julie Talbot, Rebecca Weintraub and Michael E. Porter
Ref GHD-020
Topics: AIDS; Analysis; General management; Global health; Health care delivery; Innovation; Nonprofit organizations; Operational effectiveness; Partnerships; Strategy
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The Development of Tuberculosis Treatments and Policy
Julie Talbot and Joseph Rhatigan
Ref GHD-C05
Topics: Developing countries; Global health; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Innovation; Poverty; Public health; R&D
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The Global Fund To Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Note)
Erin Sullivan, Kileken ole-MoiYoi and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-C02
Topics: AIDS; Developing countries; Financing; Global collaboration; Global health; Health care delivery; Infrastructure; Innovation; Operational sustainability; Operations management; Public health
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The Global Health Supply Chain (Note)
Erin Sullivan, Jarrod Goentzel and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-C01
Topics: AIDS; Developing countries; Financing; Forecasting; Global health; Health care delivery; Operational sustainability; Operations management; Procurement; Public health; Supply chain management
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The Global Trachoma Mapping Project
Patrick Brooks, Julie Rosenberg and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-035
Topics: Collaboration, Data, Education, Global health, Government, Health care delivery, Non-governmental organisations, Public health, Public-private partnerships

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The Indus Hospital: Delivering Free Health Care in Pakistan
Sarah Arnquist and Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-023
Topics: General management; Global health; Health care delivery; Information systems; Innovation; Leadership; Nonprofit organizations; Operational sustainability; Organizational effectiveness; Poverty; Public health; Strategy; Visionary management; Work force management
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The Measles Initiative
Ranvir Dhillon and Joseph Rhatigan
Ref GHD-015
Topics: Analysis; Global business; Global collaboration; Global health; Government policy; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Leadership; Partnerships; Social equality; Strategy
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The Peruvian National Tuberculosis Control Program
Julie Talbot, Joseph Rhatigan and Jim Yong Kim
Ref GHD-002
Topics: Analysis; Data management; General management; Global health; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Leadership; Operational effectiveness; Politics; Work force management
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Tobacco Control in South Africa
Asaf Bitton, Julie Talbot and Lucy Clarke
Ref GHD-012
Topics: Global health; Government policy; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Leadership; Medical research; Partnerships; Politics; Social equality; Strategy
Also available:
Tobacco Control in South Africa: Next Steps
Asaf Bitton, Julie Talbot, Laura Taranto and Einat Kadar
Ref GHD-12B
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Treating Malnutrition: Designing Protocols for Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods in Haiti
Erica Phillips and Joseph Rhatigan
Ref GHD-014
Topics: Analysis; Global health; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Innovation; Medical research; Poverty; Social equality; Strategy
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Tuberculosis in Dhaka: BRAC's Urban TB Program
Maria May, Joseph Rhatigan and Richard Cash
Ref GHD-011
Topics: Analysis; Economic development; Global health; Health care delivery; Human resource management; Innovation; Nonprofit organizations; Operational effectiveness; Partnerships; Poverty; Social enterprise
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Scaling Up Iran’s Triangular Clinic
Julie Talbot and Joseph Rhatigan
Ref GHD-06B
Topics: AIDS; Analysis; Behavioural segmentation; Global health; Health care assistance; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Politics; Project scope; Social equality
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‘Sin Taxes’ and Health Financing in the Philippines
Amy Madore, Julie Talbot, Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-030
Topics: Global health; Government; Health care; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Health insurance; Policy making process; Public health; Resource allocation; Strategic alliances; Tax policies; Value creation
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Surgery at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Rural Kenya
Tiffany Chao, Pratik Patel, Julie Talbot, and Robert Riviello
Ref GHD-028
Topics: Business ethics; Developing countries; General management; Global health; Health care; Health care delivery; Human resource management; Medical research; Organizational culture; Partnerships; Sustainability
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Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Nyanza Province, Kenya
Julie Talbot, Claire Cole, Maria May, Rebecca Weintraub
Ref GHD-027 
Topics: AIDS; Demographics; Developing countries; Global health; Health; Health care; Health care delivery; Health care policy; Innovation; Partnerships; Project Management; Public health; Strategy; Supply and demand

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