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IAP 2007 Activity

The Yunus Challenge - Increasing Adherence to Tuberculosis Drugs in Rural Developing Country Contexts
Alison Hynd
Tue Jan 30, 12:30-02:30pm, 4-402

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)

The Yunus Challenge seeks to harness the energy and inventiveness of MIT students to help solve the problems faced by some of the poorest communities around the world. In its inaugural year, the challenge is to increase adherence to tuberculosis drugs in rural developing country contexts. Funding and support for challenge participants is available through the MIT IDEAS Competition, the PSC Public Service Fellowships program, and the D-Lab class. The Yunus Challenge is named in honor of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad and generously supported by MIT alum Mr. Mohammed Jameel. Over lunch we will be showing "The name of the disease", a film about TB in rural populations, followed by a brainstorming and team building session for people interested in tackling the challenge. Please RSVP to ideas-rsvp@mit.edu
Web: http://Email ideas-admin@mit.edu
Contact: Alison Hynd, W20-507, x8-0691, hynd@mit.edu
Sponsor: Public Service Center
Latest update: 22-Dec-2006

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