Improving Primary Health Care in Ghana: A Strategic Meeting with Key Stakeholders in Accra

Ghana’s Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) system The Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) system in Ghana is frequently cited as an exemplar approach to service delivery and community engagement in primary health care. The CHPS initiative targets remote areas of high need to deliver cost-effective and quality primary care services to individuals and […]


Creating a new language for primary health care around the world

The Ariadne Labs Primary Health Care team has been working with countries around the world on how to improve primary health care, a cornerstone of achieving universal health coverage. The team, including lead researcher Dr. Asaf Bitton, PHC Research Specialist Hannah Ratcliffe, PHC Research Assistant Emily Wendell, Program Manager Brooke Huskey and Ariadne Labs Affiliate […]


Five years of Lifebox: 10 million stories of safer surgery

By Sarah Kessler Lifebox Foundation is the only NGO in the world devoted to safer surgery in low-resource countries. An independent charity led by Ariadne Labs Executive Director Atul Gawande, we deliver targeted interventions that support effective use of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist in some of the most challenging surgical environments around the world. […]


Razing Research Silos

By Rose Molina, MD I am an obstetrician/gynecologist and my husband, George Molina, is a resident in general surgery. Recently we saw our specialties converge, and I found myself answering an interesting question: “Does George want to switch specialties?” George and a group of fellow surgeons at Ariadne Labs and Stanford published a JAMA article […]