Despite differences in culture, US and India fall short in childbirth in similar ways

By Dr. Neel Shah, Director of Ariadne Labs Deliver Decisions Initiative After eight years of practicing obstetrics and researching childbirth in the United States, I know as well as anyone that the American maternal health system could be better. Our way of childbirth is the costliest in the world. Our health outcomes, from mortality rates to […]


Ariadne works with local champion to bring Safe Childbirth Checklist to Rwandan hospital

In November 2016, Ariadne Labs implementation team leaders Nabihah Kara and Emily George were invited to Kigali, Rwanda by Dr. Eugene Tuyishime to provide implementation training of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist to maternity providers at the Masaka District Hospital. During their training, they partnered with clinical leaders to customize the checklist and provided strategies […]


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 […]


Data providing important insights into strengths and weaknesses of primary health care

Primary health care is one of the most cost-effective ways to equitably reduce morbidity and mortality and improve population health One of the most important but most neglected systems required for meeting people’s health needs is primary health care. The Ariadne Labs primary health care research team is working around the world to understand what […]


Read Dr. Atul Gawande’s testimony before U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on serious illness

  Ariadne Labs Executive Director Dr. Atul Gawande testified on June 23 before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging on how we, as a nation, can improve care for individuals with serious illness. The hearing, “The Right Care at the Right Time: Ensuring Person-Centered Care for Individuals with Serious Illness.” was led by Committee Chair […]


Atul Gawande to Caltech graduates: Science is not a major, it’s a commitment to a way of thinking

Ariadne Labs Executive Director Dr. Atul Gawande delivered the 2016 Commencement address at the California Institute of Technology June 10, telling graduates that as the newest member of the scientific community they “also inherit a role in explaining it and helping it reclaim territory of trust at a time when that territory has been shrinking.” In his […]