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The Future of Mobile Money in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is leap frogging with mobile technology. Photo credit: USAID

Afghanistan is introducing new technology, particularly in the mobile technology space and capturing the world’s imagination with its success with mobile money. Read more >>

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The Road to a ‘Data Ecosystem’ for Modern Abolitionists

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PhD student Dave Blair considers it a tremendous privilege to contribute to the fight against modern day slavery. Read more >>

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Virginia Tech Students Fight Human Trafficking, One App at a Time

C-TIP Campus Challenge Tech Contest participants meet with Sarah Mendelson, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. Photo Credit: USAID

Winners of the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Campus Challenge Tech Contest tell us more about their concepts to help end trafficking. Read more >>

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The Power of Mobile Technology to Save Lives

A health worker refers to her mobile phone for information while making a house visit. Photo credit: World Vision

Technology and innovation is the way forward for NGOs to impact the global health field, including reducing incidence of malaria, improving maternal and child health, and improving child nutrition. Read more >>

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Using Technology For STH Control

There has been interesting progress in the use of mobile technology, like this smart phone, in the fight against NTDs. Photo credit: InterAction

The reach of mobile phones into even the poorest and most remote parts of the world has shown these devices to be the tool of choice for civil and social transformation. Read more >>

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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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