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SwitchPoint 2014: What All the Fuss Was About

Date(s):
April 24, 2014 to April 25, 2014
Location:
Haw River Ballroom
Saxapahaw, NC

On April 24 and 25 in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, IntraHealth convened more than 300 people for the third annual SwitchPoint Conference. Couldn’t make it, but still want to be inspired by some of the biggest ideas in global health? These highlights are just for you.

Featured Blogs and Pictures | SwitchPoint Online | What People are Saying: SwitchPoint Coverage


Featured Blogs & Pictures

You’re Not a Fraud, You’re an Innovator
Corinne Mahoney, Senior Manager, Communications & Knowledge Management
Do you ever feel like a fraud? Not the kind who swindles the vulnerable out of their hard-earned savings or phishes for credit card digits online, but the kind who presents herself more authoritatively than she should? Masquerading as an expert? 

Makers, Mobile Phones, and Malaria: 5 Favorite Moments from Day 2 of SwitchPoint 2014
Margarite Nathe, Senior Editor/Writer
“What happened yesterday was—forgive me—Saxa-powerful,” said Aaron Sherinian of the UN Foundation today. He was the first speaker on stage Friday during the second and final day of SwitchPoint 2014 in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. And today was just as (ahem) Saxa-powerful. 

From Hackers to Health Care: 5 Favorite Moments from Day 1 of SwitchPoint 2014
Margarite Nathe, Senior Editor/Writer
We covered a lot of ground for global good at SwitchPoint today. In case you couldn’t join us, here are some highlights. 

SwitchPoint: Make Your Good Ideas Make a Difference.
Heather LaGarde, Senior Partnerships Advisor
My brain is reeling. What I’m imagining are the myriad ways in which the ideas and people brought together at SwitchPoint might combine, collaborate, and go forth into the world. 

Building Stronger Collaborations at SwitchPoint
Krishna Udayakumar, Duke Global Health Institute
What do vaccines, beer, and bread have in common? Learning about yeast fermentation and its role in vaccine development, micro-brewing, and baking was one of many fascinating discussions at this year’s SwitchPoint 2014 conference, organized by IntraHealth International. 

SwitchPoint 2014 in Pictures
More than 300 people gathered in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, to participate in SwitchPoint 2014. Many participants shared photos of speakers, performers, micro-labs, and the beautiful setting. Get a glimpse of what SwitchPoint was like through these pictures. 


SwitchPoint in the Media

WUNC, Morning Edition | Eric Hodge | April 24, 2014
The Solar Suitcase: Sharing Big Ideas At SwitchPoint | WUNC

The News & Observer | Pape Gaye | April 18, 2014
How NC is helping US stay ahead of the curve in global health

The Huffington Post | David J. Olson | Apr. 19, 2013
Movers, Shakers, Thinkers, Doers Converge on Former N.C. Mill Town

WUNC, The State of Things | Alex Granados and Frank Stasio | Dec. 4, 2013
Beat Making Lab Mixes Health And Music In Ethiopia