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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,...

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

On April 27, a new report released by the United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO) made a distressing findi

US Embassy Ukraine, IREX Open New America House Kyiv

Located in the heart of Central Kyiv, America House is a community center with a mission: to promote dialogue and understanding between Ukrainian and American culture.

6 Considerations for Successful Serious Games for Development

The inaugural Technology Salon in Bangkok on April 30th explored whether mobile games can really help to improve development outcomes. Lead discussants included: Sowirin Chuanprapun of UNESCO, which has been exploring the use of gamification to enhance its broader programs, including the release of Sai Fah – The Flood Fighter, a mobile-based game that they...

Women and the media: Join the debate in May!

30 April 2015
(GAMAG for APCNews)

During May 2015, the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG), led by UNESCO, will promote awareness on issues rel

Towards a free, open and secure Internet

Photo: Free Press/flickr

The world is becoming more digitized, interconnected and dependent on the Internet for opportuniti

The Overlooked Partner: How Civil Society Can Help Manage Surging Global Crises

IREX is convening a discussion on The Overlooked Partner: How Civil Society Can Help Manage Surging Global Crises to learn more about working with civil society partners in challenging environments, such as the Ebola crisis in Liberia and armed c

IREX, Mercy Corps, PSI Partner to Strengthen Ebola Information Pathways

As the Ebola crisis subsides, IREX Liberia disseminates up-to-date information through the community radio sector to sustain gains and discourage complacency.

USAID, CourseTalk, IREX & TASCHA Launch $1.55 Million Initiative to Bring Online Education to Developing World

Online courses have the potential to expand quality education and career training worldwide, but few people in developing countries access them. Now, the U.S.

Mandela Washington Fellowship Welcomes 2015 U.S. Host University Partners

The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to announce the U.S. colleges and universities that have been selected to host 500 Mandela Washington Fellows in summer 2015.
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