Announcements August 26, 2015

Upcoming Event: “Strengthening Healthcare in Rural Madagascar: Spreading the Model”

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 9-10am (coffee starting at 8:30am)

Carrie Hall, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Presenters: Tara Loyd, co-CEO, and Dr. Michael Rich, co-Founder

PIVOT’s mission, based on a fundamental belief in the worth of all people and a moral responsibility to address the needs of the destitute, is to create a model system of universal access to quality health care for Madagascar via comprehensive health system strengthening in a district near Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar.

PIVOT takes a highly rigorous approach, carefully measuring costs and impacts, engaging in relevant scientific research, and continuously evaluating the effectiveness of its methods. In so doing PIVOT strives to further our understanding of how to effectively break cycles of poverty and disease.

Michael and Tara will present the first 18mo of operations on the ground in Ranamofana from finding the right places to begin the intervention, to building a staff and board, to engaging Ann Miller to complete an 1800-household baseline survey of the district for which initial analysis is being produced now and to setting up shop as a grant-giving organization as well. Please join us to learn about Madagascar and our efforts in Ifanadiana District as well as provide feedback and guidance for our work.


1.Please download and install Microsoft Silverlight:

2.Please join the live webcast by clicking this link:

Note that audio will be muted until 9:00AM

CME credits are now offered with Brigham and Women’s Grand Rounds!  For instructions to log into the website for both live stream viewers and those who attend in-person to complete the evaluation: Instructions_Global Health Delivery Grand Rounds