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The world needs a new strategy for improving human health. There’s a lot to learn from indigenous and other resource-limited communities that have been under-served in the old system. By focusing on health rather than healthcare, we can design systems to prevent injuries, stop the spread of communicable diseases, and improve the lives of people living with cardiovascular conditions and cancer.
Anita M. McGahan is a Professor at the University of Toronto, where she is on the faculties of the Rotman School of Management, the Munk School of Global Affairs, and the Physiology Department of the Medical School. She also serves as President-Elect of the Academy of Management and a faculty member in the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance. McGahan earned both her PhD and AM at Harvard University in two years. She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where she received highest academic honors, and a BA from Northwestern University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She spent several years at both McKinsey & Company and Morgan Stanley & Company. McGahan’s credits include three books and over 100 articles, case studies, notes and other published material on competitive advantage, industry evolution, and financial performance.
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