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So far Komal has created 6 blog entries.

January 2013

Using Health as a Platform of Peace in the Heart of Darkness

By |January 16th, 2013|Africa, Million Mothers, Projects|

— By Dominique Vidale-Plaza, founder of Build Hope, & blogger of development, healthcare, and despair in the the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dominique Vidale-Plaza, one of our Global MedStartrs. See her project by clicking her photo here. I had studied the Democratic Republic of Congo’s tumultuous past for years, hoping to come to [...]

Why Are Patients and Social Media Especially Important In Healthcare?

By |January 2nd, 2013|ePatients, Events, Healthcare & Social Media, Innovator Physicians|

(A guest post by Denise Silber & Michael Seres, editing by Komal Garewal & Courtney Berkholtz) Social Media is contributing to the improvement of care in ways that were previously unexplored, by bringing together the numerous and geographically diverse stakeholders involved in healthcare. Social Media is bringing patients with similar issues together for mutual support. [...]

November 2012

Where The “Crazies” Are

By |November 16th, 2012|Entrepreneurship, ePatients, Funding, Projects, Startups|

(A guest post by Pat Mastors & edited by Jessica Mastors & Komal Garewal) Entrepreneurs in general are known to share five “C” traits: Commitment, Confidence, Creativity, Courage and Collaboration. But in medical entrepreneurship, the other “C” is for “Crazy”. There are so many disconnects, agendas, and bureaucracies in health care, you’d have to be [...]

October 2012

A Million Mothers: MedStartr’s First Campaign

By |October 1st, 2012|About MedStartr, ePatients, Global Health, Million Mothers, Uncategorized|

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, so we thought there wasn’t a better month to begin our “Million Mothers” campaign. All month long, we’ll be featuring and launching projects that protect the health of mothers and women around the world. Read about the three projects that inspired Our “Million Mothers” campaign (#MillionMothers): The First [...]

September 2012

The Social Good Summit and How MedStartr is Crowdfunding Philanthropy

By |September 27th, 2012|Crowdfunding, Events, Global Health, Healthcare & Social Media|

This past weekend, two of our founders, Alex & Komal, had the fortune to attend the Social Good Summit co-hosted in NYC, Beijing, Nairobi and Somalia. The agenda was crafted to create ongoing commentaries on how technology has developed new methods of doing good and changing the world. Claire, the Social Innovation Lead at Twitter, [...]