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For HIV Counselors in Zambia, Work Hits Close to Home

This post originally appeared on Science Speaks.In a small office at Kafue District Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, I met two HI

Statement: "We remain strongly committed to the goal of a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society"

GENEVA
6 May 2015
(APC for APCNews)

As civil society organisations committed to the goal of a “people-centred, inclus

The influence of social and cultural factors on sense making of technology innovation

By Monica Nthiga, Programme Officer, Africa, and Kevin Fender, Fellow, Making All Voices Count.

Free Malaysia Today: "Stop harassing activists and human rights defenders"

PETALING JAYA
6 May 2015
(Janarthani Arumugam for Free Malaysia Today )

On April 28, the police arrested Executive Director of EMPOWER

Hope for Fourth Estate in Eastern Europe Despite Many Hardships

Amid declining or stagnant media health in several Eastern European and former Soviet countries some positive trends are emerging, demonstrating that not all hope is lost in the region when it comes to freedom of speech and quality journalism.

Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Now Open to Applications!

As part of USAID’s efforts to mark Earth Day on April 22nd, Acting Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt publicly issued the official call for concept notes to the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge. “Today, our Agency is harnessing innovation, data, and public-private partnerships to both protect and manage the environment that supports us,” he said. “The Wildlife Crime […]

Attitude and Education: The Keys to Successful Nurse Midwifery

May will be different this year. I have been a nurse for over 40 years, but after teaching nurse midwifery this year in Tanzania, International Day of the Midwife (May 5), National Student Nurses Day (May 8), and International Nurses Day (Ma

Take Back the Tech! campaign wins The Bobs award in People’s Choice for English category

PERGAMINO
6 May 2015
(Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Among over 4,800 submissions, APC’s Take Back the Tech!

Re:publica Keynote: The System is Broken – That’s the Good News

I’m at the wonderful Re:publica conference for a single day, racing home to teach tomorrow… and thus far I’ve given a keynote and done over 12 interviews, so I haven’t gotten the whole feel of the conference yet. Still, it’s one of the most wonderful and high energy venues I’ve ever spoken at, and I’m having a great time.

Data for Decision-Making Series: Diana Frymus

Diana FrymusWe are joining the One Million Health Workers Campaign in a series of interviews, to hear from the experts why data on community health workers is so critical, and what needs to be done.

Midwives Matter for Haiti's Moms

This week I am traveling around Haiti reporting on global health issues that affect women and children.In fact, I am writing this post in the back of an SUV with my fixer and translator headed south of Port-au-Prince to visit Social Good Mom

New ILO Report: The World Needs More Rural Health Workers, A Lot More

Aanjalie CollureOn April 27, a new report released by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) made a distressing finding: without adequate numbers of he

Bytes for All Pakistan: "End Impunity and Bring Perpetrators of Sabeen to Justice"

ISLAMABAD/BANGKOK
4 May 2015
(Bytes for All Pakistan)

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its Pakistani member Bytes for All, strongly condemns the killing of Sabeen Mahmud.

HRH Global Resource Center May Update

This monthly update from the HRH Global Resource Center provides information on the latest resources, improvements, and news from this digital library devoted to human resources for health (HRH).
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Health Care in Conflict: A Doctor's Perspective

Providing or seeking health care in a conflict zone is a perilous undertaking.Every year health workers are kidnapped, threatened, tortured, and killed. Hospitals and clinics are targeted and bombed. Patients are shot.

Announcing the Release of SMSsync v2.8.0

After several pre-releases of SMSsync, we’re happy to announce the release of SMSsync v2.8.0 on the Google Playstore.
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An Understanding of LGBTQI Rights and Technology for Development

Our April 21st NYC Technology Salon focused on issues related to the LGBT ICT4D community, including how LGBTQI issues are addressed in the context of stakeholders and ICT4D staff. We examined specific concerns that ICT4D practitioners who identify as LGBTQI have, as well as how LGBTQI stakeholders are (or are not) incorporated into ICT4D projects,...

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