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The Right Knowledge Can Stop Ebola from Widening the Gap in HIV Care

A year ago, who would have thought that Ebola would be a hot topic on World AIDS Day 2014?Today, the Ebola outbreak has spread to over 15,000 people, and Ebola and HIV have become unlikely bedfellows.

Global mHealth Forum

Event Date: 
December 2014

December 10–11, 2014Global mHealth Forum Washington, DC

“I’m a Health Worker”: Dr. Arturo Carrillo

Dr. Arturo Carrillo wants to end discrimination and stigmatization of people living with HIV in his home country of El Salvador. “Very often people disrespect the basic human rights of this population,” he says.

Ten observations about 1-to-1 educational computing efforts around the world

I do not fear computers,  I fear the lack of them

I do not fear computers,  I fear the lack of them

This year's

Can urban innovation ecosystems be developed with little broadband infrastructure?

We are witnesses the surge of tech startup ecosystems in cities globally.  This is happening in both developed and developing countries.  In my

Pixação, or why São Paulo looks like a death metal album cover

One of the first things I noticed about Sao Paulo was the graffiti. It’s everywhere, and it’s stylistically very striking – angular, highly stylized letters on walls, buildings, overpasses. It’s clear that it’s writing, not just glyphs, yet it’s difficult to parse the characters.

How New York City created one of the largest and more vibrant urban tech innovation ecosystems?

Photo credit: Roman Kruglov / Flickr

As part of our research of urban innovation ecosystems, we have been working in New York City

Mobile Learning Week 2015

A Journey South

Two days from now we begin a BRCK overland expedition to South Africa. Like any of our trips, it is meant to be fun and adventurous, while at the same time giving us the opportunity to stress test our product beyond the norm.

Save the Date! Our 2014 Office Holiday Party

If you are in the San Francisco area and work at Mission*Social, please mark our holiday party on your calendars!

New Digital Security Guide for Environmental Rights Defenders

(Guest Post by Samuel Maina. Samuel Maina is a Kenyan communications consultant & digital security trainer. He is the founder of Kijani Media and a blogger.)

Partners In Health at the MIT Media Lab – design challenges around Ebola

Today’s Media Lab Conversations involves Ophelia Dahl and Dr. Megan Murray from Partners in Health with Joi Ito and David Sengeh from the Media Lab. The topic is understanding Ebola, and we’re learning about the disease to see if there’s anything the Media Lab can do to help organizations like Partners in Health combat the spread of the disease.

APC's Women's Rights Programme statement: Forwarding violence is violence

20 November 2014
(APC WRP for APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme rejects and condemns systemic, technology-r

Connecting Students, Faculty with Industry in Iraq

Finding a job after college is has been difficult for students in Baghdad, particularly now as a result of the increasing instability.
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