Students Hear From Global Healthcare Expert

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Derek Johnson, director for development and sustainability for the U.S.-based nonprofit charity CURE that operates 10 hospitals in developing countries, recently spoke to students enrolled in the Ross School of Business travel-study course on healthcare delivery in emerging markets.

Derek Johnson, right, with a patient at a CURE hospital.

Students in the class spent the first part of the semester learning about the topic through case discussions, lectures, and guest speakers such as Johnson. The class then split into five groups and traveled to India, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia to work on business and health projects with local partners.

WDI President Paul Clyde teaches the course, which is comprised of mostly Ross MBA students.

While on campus, Johnson spoke with NextBillion Health Care Editor Kyle Poplin who wrote about the organization and its work. Additionally, Johnson recorded a short video interview with NextBillion, an initiative of WDI, which appears at the end of Poplin’s article.

Johnson’s presentation to the travel-study class also was recorded.

Photo courtesy of CURE.

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