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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.

Why Technology Isn’t Always the Answer in Global Health

We were so excited by the flashiness of the tools, we forgot our goal—to lower hypertension in Africa.

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.

One Major Reason the AIDS Epidemic Isn’t Going Away

It's a serious threat to public health and progress in HIV treatment and prevention—and something we have the knowledge to stop.

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.

How Do Attacks on Health Care Affect Women?

When hospitals or clinics are attacked, women often become targets. But what do we know about the real impact on their health and well-being?

Contraceptive Implants Are Driving Big Gains in Access to Family Planning

What have we achieved on the road to making universal access to family planning a reality? And what's next?

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