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3D-Printed Hands, 3-Cent Maxi Pads, and More at SwitchPoint 2015

“When we talk about supporting people with technology, we tend to fetishize both the people and the technology,” said Linda Raftree today.

Digital Jedis, Social Entrepreneurs, and the Real Heroes of Global Health

“We can all have an impact,” Kennedy Odede said from the stage today at SwitchPoint 2015. “We can all change lives.

US and Senegalese Investments in Family Planning Are Paying Off

In Francophone West Africa, acceptance of family planning and use of modern contraception has been increasing ove

World Health Worker Week 2015: A Catalyst for Further Advocacy

Last week, diverse organizations came together to honor the heroic and lifesaving work of frontline health workers in their communities and beyond, and advocate for health workforce strengthening to be a central priority in the global health

Catching the Wave: Family Planning is Taking Off in West Africa

“In Mali, at a family planning clinic, I saw a woman who couldn't afford the services so the clinic staff were sending her home. I said to the staff, ‘Do you have a sliding scale [for paying the fee]? She's poor. She needs this.

As Ebola Resurges in Guinea, So Do Government Efforts to Quash It

Last month, one year after the Ebola outbreak began in West Africa, I traveled to Guinea.Apart from the routine screening for travelers with high temperatures, there was nothing in the arrival area of the Conakry airport to indicate an Ebola

Beyond Belief: Health Care as a Weapon

This week I took an online course offered by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) about health care responsibilities in time

Botswana Is Building a Strong Health System by Focusing on Health Workers

“I have a passion to help sick people,” says Oteng Gaopatwe, a nurse at Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital in Francistown, Botswana.“One t