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The Streetlight Effect Is Hiding the Real Impact of Our Development Programs

As researchers, we're often tempted to track data that are easy to capture—rather than searching for what we really need to know.

Young Nigeriens Want Comprehensive Sex Ed and Solid Advice

In Niger, talking about sex and contraceptives isn’t always easy. But little by little, things are changing.

Collaboration Is Essential to Improving Maternal and Newborn Health in Indonesia

It'll take a nation to change the numbers for Indonesia's moms and babies.

The Promise of Digital Health in the Fight against Noncommunicable Diseases

Could activity trackers help stem the global tide of hypertension?

Young and HIV-Positive? We See You

For kids who live with the virus, an empathetic health worker can be a link to a lifetime of successful treatment.

Global Access to Quality, Affordable Care

This year's Extreme Affordability Conference in Ghana had something new to offer.

In Rural Uganda, One Trans Woman Fights for HIV Care for All

She knows from experience that health workers can either push LGBTI clients away from the care they need—or draw them to it.

Twelve Years Later, HIV in Namibia Looks Very Different

There's been enormous progress here, but adolescent girls and young women still face particular risk.

SwitchPoint Goes to Ghana

At the Extreme Affordability Conference in Accra, we saw some of the unusual partnerships and switchpoints that are transforming West Africa’s health and tech landscape.

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