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Door-to-Door Hypertension Care in Dakar Brings a Pervasive Public Health Problem to Light

Many health workers in Senegal didn’t know what hypertension was or how to treat it—until now.Read more

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Global Health and Tech Thinkers Come Together at SwitchPoint

From pandemic preparedness to gender equality, here are a few standout moments from the 2018 event.

A Do No Harm Framework for ICT4D: Inspiration from SwitchPoint 2018

The issue of data ethics isn't new to international development—but it all feels a little more urgent now.

SwitchPoint 2018: Day 2

Fear and bias get in the way of humanitarian work every day. We're moving forward anyway.

SwitchPoint 2018: Day 1

Day 1 of SwitchPoint 2018 focused on fake news, true stories, and the power both have over how we do good—and how we do evil.

To Truly Manage Malaria in Uganda, Diagnosis Matters

Treatment without a proper diagnosis can undermine malaria care. Now Uganda is working to eliminate this practice.

Tanzania Could See Big Returns on Family Planning Investments

Let’s not let another second, day, or year go by where we fail to address the demand for family planning in Tanzania.

Why Is that Guy Tap Dancing? And Other Frequently Asked Questions about the Arts at SwitchPoint

Most of the 350+ people who come to this North Carolina conference aren’t artists. That’s the point.

Teen Clubs in Namibia Are Shaping a New Future for Kids with HIV

For some kids, adolescence began with a diagnosis. These health workers are helping them navigate all that comes with it.

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