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Thinking Differently: The CFI Series of Unexpected Conversations, Tadataka Yamada, M.D.

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Published on Jun 10, 2014

To open his March 6, 2014, presentation for Thinking Differently: The CFI Series of Unexpected Conversations, Tadataka Yamada, M.D., noted that more than three-fourths of the people in the world have no access to the health care technologies that Mayo Clinic exemplifies and its patients take for granted. "The world is a very unfair place," says Dr. Yamada.

Dr. Yamada is executive vice president, chief medical and scientific officer and a board member of Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He was formerly president of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Health program, overseeing grants totaling more than $9 billion for programs that apply technologies to address major health challenges in the developing world, including tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, malnutrition, and maternal and child health.

For more information on the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, please visit our website here: http://www.mayo.edu/center-for-innova...

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