23 Oct '11, 2am

NTU don goes Third World

Arul Chib was a young man with good corporate prospects, working with Procter & Gamble as an assistant brand manager selling products from soap to Old Spice in rural India. It was in such rustic backwaters that he had an epiphany that would set the course of his life. "We're able to sell healthcare products to these people better than the government of India was to deliver healthcare services," he realised. Still, he spent some years shuffling between more corporate jobs at marchFIRST and Atomic Imaging in Chicago, before he finally got down to leaving the rat race and pursuing his true calling - helping the underprivileged. He began work on his doctorate in communications at the University of Southern California (USC), with a particular interest in using infocomm technology for healthcare and education to help communities. "You can't wait for somebody to step in and do th...

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