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Women In The World Summit Panel Discusses Using Technology To Solve Global Health Problems

The Daily Beast reports on a panel discussion at the third Women in the World summit on Friday in which Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, and Gabi Zedlmayer, head of Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) global social innovation program, talked about “how to harness technology to solve world health problems.” According to the news service, Zedlmayer “called for a full ‘eco system’: Pharma, [research & development], the works,” adding, “Much of HP’s approach is through partnerships, which the company has established with many organizations, including Global Health Corps.” Bush “talked passionately about her company’s accomplishments, … explaining that Global Health Corps was created on the Teach for America model: recruit the best and the brightest, just out of university, and send them into the field — wherever there’s a need — for one year,” the news service notes (Schwartz, 3/9).

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