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World Vasectomy Day 2016 in Nairobi Will Be Our Best Yet

When I first started World Vasectomy Day, I was often asked why I would take time from filmmaking to help launch a movement.

Knowledge Management Fosters Country Ownership in Digital Health

No one is surprised when digital health projects take longer than expected.Funding delays, competing priorities, limited availability of stakeholders, and governance procedures regularly thwart time tables.

Where is Child Labor in the US Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls?

Those of us who look for ways to empower women and girls in international health development this year warmly welcomed the US Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls<

It Takes More Than Money: The Non-Financial Factors in Sustainability

Financial sustainability is the basis of any successful business venture—digital health or otherwise—but there are other venture-killers lurking out there.As I listened to the speakers and participants at a workshop called the

WASH on the Front Line

South Sudan is one of several conflict regions today that face a grave scarcity of human resources for health.

In Koulikoro, Malian Women with Fistula Find Compassion and Solidarity

As I listened to the obstetric health histories of the women who came to the Koulikoro referral health center in Mali last month, I got a brief introduction to how obstetric fistula

Digital Health and the New World

Imagine a scenario where information—really important and meaningful information that could help millions of people—is stored in a way that makes it seemingly impossible to access.

From Zero Doctors to Three: A Transformation at Bukwo General Hospital

Imagine a woman enduring a two-hour motorcycle ride on a bumpy road as she suffers with obstructed labor.Imagine that when she arrives at the hospital, which serves over 4,000 clients, it does not have a single doctor on staff.In fact, imagi

On World Humanitarian Day, Remember Local Health Workers

When you think of a humanitarian, what image comes to mind? A foreign aid worker? A group of missionaries? Maybe a few American celebrities stirring trans-Atlantic compassion?