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Three World-Changers: Drones, Schools, and Sanitary Pads

Digital humanitarians, poverty-fighters, and more head to Saxapahaw, North Carolina, this week for SwitchPoint 2015.

As Ebola Resurges in Guinea, So Do Government Efforts to Quash It

At the Conakry airport, travelers shake hands, hug, and kiss each other's cheeks. You might not know there's an epidemic going on.

To Do: Get Hands Dirty, Make Something Useful, Solve World’s Problems

With a little incentive and a lot of patience, you can create something useful—possibly even lifesaving—out of nothing.

Top 10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2015

Mobile tech. Global health security. Cancer. We’ve got our eyes on 10 topics that will shape 2015 for many of us—especially the health workforce.

iHRIS Champions in Ghana Share Success with Using Health Workforce Data

Ghana has fewer than 14 health workers for every 10,000 people. To fix the shortage, the country needs answers—and data.

When Health Workers Aren’t Really Health Workers

He’s a powerful spell-caster who can cure HIV with herbs, and more from my email exchange with a quack.

The Right Knowledge Can Stop Ebola from Widening the Gap in HIV Care

Ebola threatens lives in more ways than one. In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, people living with HIV are feeling the effects.

New Resource Centers Put Critical Information in the Hands of West Bank Health Workers

A new wealth of information could alleviate some costly strains on the West Bank's overloaded health system.

Data Can Tell Stories—and Improve Health Care

In Liberia, technologists are learning to make two powerful information systems operate together, slowly revealing the story of how family planning there does—and doesn't—work.

Movers, Shakers, Thinkers, Doers Converge on Former N.C. Mill Town

These three innovators are hell-bent on changing the world. And now they're headed to Saxapahaw, NC, for SwitchPoint 2014.

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