Meet the Finalists

MCI Case Study

This executive summary and case study was written by four student fellows of the Lipman Family Prize with faculty oversight to highlight MCI’s impact and transferability across various contexts and locations, as well as its scaling potential and future plans.

MCI Executive Summary

MCI Case Study

Lipman Fellows travel to MCI Kentucky as part of a site visit in the above video.

Microclinic International

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Primary Area of Impact Healthcare

Geographic Areas Served Appalachia (US), Jordan, and Mfango Island (Kenya)

Years of Existence 7

The Organization Social Challenge Accomplishments

Founded in 2005 by Daniel Zoughbie in honor of his grandmother who died of diabetes in Palestine, Microclinic International (MCI) is a not-for-profit development organization that seeks to revolutionize how deadly diseases are prevented and managed worldwide. Building on epidemiological evidence suggesting that healthy behaviors are transmittable across social networks, the microclinic strategy leverages human relationships to address both non-infectious and infectious disease epidemics such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS. If negative behaviors like smoking, unsafe sex, and overeating can be contagious, so can positive, healthy behaviors. This is what MCI calls “contagious health.” To date, MCI has established and evaluated over 1,500 microclinics across four continents.