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IntraHealth International’s Top Ten Stories from 2016

From the transformation of the health system in Kenya to the women at the intersection of health and technology, take a look back at our most popular stories.

Out-of-School Youth: Often Forgotten in Reproductive Health Programs

Social media is a powerful tool for engaging youth. But in Burkina Faso, young family planning advocates realize it can't be the only tool.

It Takes More Than Money: The Non-Financial Factors in Sustainability

Financial sustainability is the basis of any successful digital health business, but there are other venture-killers lurking out there.

We Have the Tools, the Technology, and the Numbers

Today’s youth are crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. But not all of us have access to the resources we need.

Africa Will Be Short 6 Million Health Workers by 2030

But its countries could still achieve universal health coverage if they take action now.

SwitchPoint 2016: Day 2

SwitchPoint has always protested the status quo. It's known for breaking apart the usual way of doing things in international development and entrepreneurship. This year, though, it protested more than that.

SwitchPoint 2016: Day 1

The first day of SwitchPoint 2016 was one of intentional serendipity for hundreds of experts, entrepreneurs, and do-gooders from around the world.

Tanzania’s Health IT Community Is Growing—and Getting Stronger

Open source technologies have turned traditional tech transfer on its head. Now Tanzania is reaping the benefits.

10 Women Who Are Disrupting Global Health and Tech

We're geeking out over 10 of the inspiring, disruptive women headed to SwitchPoint next month.

Necessity Breeds Lifesaving Invention—and a Hub to Launch More Innovation

It seemed like a normal workday, but an unexpected crisis gave Dr. Dayo Olakulehin an idea that could save lives around the world.

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