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Young People Need HIV Care and Services, Too

Let’s face it—when it comes to HIV care in many countries, adolescents are often left behind. And Namibia is no exception.In several regions in Namibia, there are few—if any—health services that cater specifically to young people.

Announcing an Ushahidi v3.0 Testing Release + Co-Testing Week!

We’ve got some exciting news to share with you all. After months and weeks of tireless efforts by our team and community members, today’s release is the FINAL beta.
We’re rolling out an Ushahidi v3.0 Testing release, gearing towards a full launch set for August 19th, 2015! WOOP! WOOP!

Want a holistic view of the world of social innovation? Try these four books.

We’re seeing a steady stream of great books hitting the shelves at the moment, each focusing on a different aspect of the technology/social innovation debate. While some offer hardcore theory and research, others offer softer inspiration and advice.

Telephone farmers

A busy week for tech entrepreneurs in Kenya

A photo posted by Ciril Jazbec (@ciriljazbec) on Jul 25, 2015 at 10:30am PDT

National Geographic photographer Ciril Jazbec was in town capturing the tech entrepreneur feel of Nairobi and surrounds.

The Cross Section of a Tech Ecosystem

I end up talking a lot about our tech community here in Kenya and I’ve had a front seat to what it looks like from the iHub. In my mind, I think about it like the cable conduit below, where you have multiple different parts that seem to look, feel and act independently, but together form a whole.

Respectful Maternity Care is Everyone’s Responsibility

“Women are not dying because of untreatable diseases.

Where Are the DRC’s Doctors and Nurses? iHRIS Data Give Us Hints

Poring over data from his native Democratic Republic of Congo this summer, Jean Lambert Chalachala uncovered some interesting—and troubling—aspects of the DRC’s health workforce.For one thing, he says, a third of the nurses for whom there ar

1995. 2005. 2015. Two decades of code

Precisely ten years ago this morning I sat down at a kitchen table in Finland and started coding. Armed with a Visual manual, a laptop and GSM modem, a couple of SIMs and a Nokia 6100 and cable – and plenty of coffee – I delved into the world of Windows programming for the very first time.

One Photo That Explains Why Organizations Should Work With VAS Vendors

Value Added Services (VAS) are an increasingly popular way to engage mobile phone owners, even in the most rural areas. In Bihar, for example, Unilever has established a mobile radio station that calls users to provide “infotainment” in the form of music, jokes, and of course ads for up to a 15-minute period. Of all...

Annual review: Our network's impact on internet rights

31 July 2015
(Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

APC’s Annual Report for 2014 highlights the achievements of our membership and

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