5 Maternal Health Interventions That Save Mothers’ Lives

Every day 800 women die during childbirth or from pregnancy complications. This startling statistic represents women who not only live in sub-Saharan Africa where most maternal deaths occur but also throughout the world. In order to reduce the number of maternal deaths in low- and middle-income countries across the globe design teams, social entrepreneurs, innovators, and…

How Postagram is Changing Letter Writing Campaigns to Congress

Being passionate about issues – both domestic and global – means taking your activism from the Net to Washington, DC in many cases. Taking your activism to the halls of Congress or even to the halls of your state’s legislature is harder to do for some. Even writing a letter to your representative can be…

Visiting the Tech Set in Dar es Salaam #IRPTZ

It was interesting this week to see a slice of the tech scene in Dar es Salaam. We visited KINU which is a collaborative innovation technology space for app developers, startups and those who work in the tech industry to further their learning. KINU also provides tech education for children, an initiative they have been…

Do Women In Developing Nations Want Mobile Phones?

The answer to this question is yes, but the practical solutions to arm 150 million women in developing nations with a mobile phone isn’t as easy as it seems from the outset, even though the market is vast and ripe for technology. On a conference call last week with USAID‘s Chief Innovation Officer, Maura O’Neill,…