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Sean Power

Achieving the SDGs Will Depend on Adopting Breakthrough Technologies. Here’s Why.

Sean Power 11/08/2017

Google s Project Loon could bring down the cost of connectivity by an order of magnitude or two using hot-air balloons, according to Googler Mike Cassidy. The idea exemplifies the kind of technological breakthrough we need to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Image Courtesy: iLighter, Licensed under the Creative...

Jennifer Foulds

Canadian sees challenges in South Sudan first-hand

Jennifer Foulds 01/08/2017

Tommy Simmons is a Canadian by birth (born in Montreal) who established the Italy office of Amref Health Africa in 1987. He remained the Executive Director of Amref Health Africa in Italy for nearly 30 years. He first visited South Sudan in 1995 long before it became an independent...

Marla Ellis

#DiscoverDagoretti: New life, new meaning and hope

Marla Ellis 14/06/2017

Going to the Dagoretti Child Protection and Development Centre in Nairobi, Kenya made me feel like a little kid again going to camp. I was excited for what each day held, as there were a variety of activities each involving boys and girls of all ages -- whether we...

Frances Barry

Counting Every Newborn Life by Making Health Workers Count: A reflection of health worker training on life-saving interventions in Malawi

Frances Barry 03/04/2017

By: Frances Barry, Nurse Educator, with contributions from Jae Ho Lee, Nurse Educator, and Dr. Hasan Merali, Physician Educator, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health From Ntchisi, Malawi back to the Canadian winter Sitting in Washington airport waiting for the final flight of a 30-hour journey, spanning over 13,000...

Graham Atkinson

What I Learned from Community Health Volunteers in Kenya

Graham Atkinson 20/03/2017

In early March I spent the day with Community Health Volunteers in Siaya Kenya! These men and women, both young and old, volunteer to be champions of health in their communities. The government of Kenya is working to address a critical challenge in their health care system a disconnect...

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