innovation

Global Health
1 Guest Op-Ed: Is global health about gizmos or people?

By Julia E. Robinson, director of advocacy programs for Health Alliance International at the University of Washington. It’s an exciting time to be fighting for the “End of AIDS.” Everyone from Hillary Clinton to Pope Francis is talking about the possibility of turning a corner on the pandemic. Advances in…

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0 USAID hopes to boost innovation in development with new lab

Former Sec State Clinton at the USAID Innovation Lab launch.Rob Baker Innovation is the buzzword for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with the launch of its new Global Development Lab. The agency held an event, featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to unveil its collaboration with…

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1 UNICEF Gets a Little Bit Cooler and More Innovative

Erica Kochi and Christopher Fabian work together on mapping the future of innovation at UNICEF House, New YorkSusan Markisz Celebrities often fill the pages of the annual TIME 100 list. The 2013 list fulfills that trend with the inclusion of Beyonce, Sheryl Sandberg, Jay Z, and Justin Timberlake. A more…

Science
0 Science and Development Network: Innovation at the Grassroots

The Science and Development Network news site has produced an excellent series of articles Innovation at the Grassroots examining how creative folks in the developing world are solving their own problems. As SciDev.net editor David Dickson says in the introductory article: Efforts to promote sustainable development must tap into technologies…

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1 Gates Foundation funds BBC global health TV

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has funded another media outlet, something called the BBC, to do a television show on global health. The Gates Foundation is funding a lot of media these days. I’ve written about this before, including when ABC News launched a Gates-funded series and then a…