Dr. Dan Schwarz and colleagues share lessons from an urban outbreak of COVID-19 in India
Dr. Schwarz has helped lead Ariadne Labs’ efforts to make primary health care the foundation of resilient, responsive health systems for healthy populations and to close the gaps in delivering that care. His team seeks to develop global tools for improvement, including the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, the Vital Signs Profiles, and the Primary Health Care Progression Model.
Dr. Schwarz is a general internist and pediatrician from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining Ariadne Labs, Dr. Schwarz served as the Executive Director, and then Chief Medical Officer for Possible, in which role he helped to build and lead an innovative public private partnership for healthcare delivery with the Nepali Ministry of Health. Ariadne, he continues to serve as a Strategic Adviser to the organization and the Nepali government.
Before his work in Nepal, Dr. Schwarz has also worked for Partners In Health (www.pih.org) in multiple countries, and several other non-governmental organizations throughout sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. He serves as an adviser to the World Health Organization in their Primary Healthcare Measurement Initiative, and an adviser to the Lancet Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases and Poverty.
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Drs. Dan Schwarz and Tom Frieden on primary care during COVID-19 and the need to protect and support primary care practices nationwide.
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