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Why Open Data Matters: G-8 and African Nations Increase Open Data for Food Security

Kenyan farmer shows her crops. Photo credit: Jimmy Wambua

The concept of open agriculture data fuses transparency and technology to improve food security worldwide. Read more >>

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Netbooks Empower Community Health Workers to Improve Health in Bangladesh’s Poorest Communities

Puspa Rani Paramdar, a community health worker, said she felt empowered with information and knowledge after she received the netbook. Photo credit: Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative

Developing high quality, evidence-based communication campaigns that promote healthy behaviors is quite a challenge for Bangladesh. Read more >>

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Technologies to Keep Mothers Safe

Elizabeth Abu-Haydar, right, with a mother in a prenatal clinic in Rajasthan, India. Photo Credit: PATH/Noah Perin

t PATH, we’re dedicated to developing simple, affordable technology to make sure becoming a mother is a time of joy the world over. Read more >>

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Improved TB Diagnosis & Treatment: Research and Innovation Urgently Needed to Address Global Epidemic

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In 1882, Dr. Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: LAUNCH Systems Challenge 2013

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Last week, USAID and partners NASA, NIKE Inc., and the Department of State, held a LAUNCH 2020 Summit to kick off a new LAUNCH focus on systems innovation. LAUNCH is aimed at identifying, showcasing, and accelerating innovative approaches to specific global challenges. LAUNCH searches for visionaries whose world-class ideas, technologies, or programs show great promise for making tangible impacts […]

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VIDEO: Twitter Chat on Mobile Money on May 9

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Join Nandini Harihareswara on Thursday, May 9th at noon for an #AskUSAID Twitter Expert Hour. Read more >>

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Health and Economic Returns on Science and Innovation Investments for Global Health

Doctor prepares malaria treatment. Photo credit: IMAD

Much work is to be done. Global diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis take eight lives per minute. Read more >>

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Use of Technology in Malaria Prevention and Control Activities

Malaria surveillance officer interviewing woman from malaria positive household in Zanzibar, June 2012. Photo credit: Mike McKay, RTI

mHealth applications are helping Zanzibar to identify and treat many otherwise undiagnosed malaria cases, identifying hot spots and transmission patterns, and responding rapidly to new outbreaks. Read more >>

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Embracing Innovation and Discovery to Accelerate Global Health Progress

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, PhD, is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health

Improving women’s and children’s health is critical to the development of successful economies and stable communities. Read more >>

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Half the Sky: Building a Movement Through Media & Technology

USAID joins Half the Sky, the Ford Foundation, Show of Force, and Games for Change to launch the Half the Sky Movement Media & Technology Engagement Initiative, an integrated media campaign to create behavior change toward gender issues in India and Kenya. Photo credit: Half the Sky

USAID joins Half the Sky, the Ford Foundation, Show of Force, and Games for Change to launch the Half the Sky Movement Media & Technology Engagement Initiative, an integrated media campaign to create behavior change toward gender issues in India and Kenya. Read more >>

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