All Blog Posts Tagged 'public' (64)

Take a Class in Conflict Resolution as a Non-Degree Student at UMass Boston

Many potential students get to know our programs by enrolling to take a single course with us. This is a great way to "sample" the programs before applying. It lets you assess if the content of the program meets your goals and interests, and if the structure of the program is manageable given your other commitments. 

These are 3-credit graduate level courses, and require that students have completed a bachelor's degree in order to enroll. If you take a course as a non-degree…


Added by Conflict Resolution UMass Boston on December 14, 2015 at 2:09pm — No Comments

TechChange Returns to Kampala

Three of our TechChange employees recently traveled 8,353 miles to Kampala, Uganda to check in on a project with Malaria Consortium! They were in Uganda to check in on one of TechChange’s biggest…


Added by TechChange on December 1, 2015 at 4:19pm — No Comments

What Could Creative Commons Mean For You

mPowering Frontline Health Workers is delighted to introduce a new video, developed with TechChange, that explains how publishing content under a Creative Commons license can maximize the reach and impact of health training materials.

This video gives more information on what Creative Commons licenses are, how they work, and why they matter. TechChange…


Added by TechChange on November 19, 2015 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Why Public Health is a Geographic Issue

In the U.S. today, your zip code is a better predictor of your health profile than your genetic code. And in much of the developing world, where resources and infrastructure are limited, physical access to primary care can be the single most determining factor in the utilization of health services, and consequently, the health of a population. Therefore,…


Added by TechChange on July 20, 2015 at 5:04pm — No Comments

How Technology is Fighting Sexual Harassment in India

Technology has been known to facilitate anonymous harassment online, but in India a non-profit organization is using mobile apps to fight harassment on the streets. Read more…


Added by TechChange on May 6, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Top 3 Opportunities for mHealth, a $42.12 Billion Industry by 2020

According to …


Added by TechChange on March 26, 2015 at 11:20am — No Comments

Online Certificate Course on mHealth: Mobile Phones for Public Health (March 30 - April 25, 2015)

In 2015, the number of global cell-phone subscriptions will surpass the number of people on this earth. Increasingly, Ministries of Health, companies, NGOs, and various bilateral and multilateral donors are looking to mobile phones as part of a solution for responding to these challenges.…


Added by TechChange on March 4, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

TechChange Alumna Launches Mapping Project for Maternal and Neonatal Health in Ghana


Mira Gupta, one of the star alumna of our courses on Mapping for International Development and…


Added by TechChange on February 16, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Free Webinar on Ebola and Mobile Data Collection: Joel Selanikio on Magpi in Sierra Leone

What role can a mobile data collection app like Magpi have in fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone and other countries? How can Magpi address prevention, contact tracing, treatment and other…


Added by TechChange on February 10, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Lessons Learned Piloting a mHealth Project in Senegal

Our mHealth alumna reflected on a field mission she undertook in July 2014 where she visited one of Handicap International Federation’s HIV and disability projects being implemented in the region of Ziguinchor in the South of Senegal. Read more about the lessons she learned…


Added by TechChange on November 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

TechChange Alumnus Launches mHealth App to Correctly Prescribe Antiretrovirals for HIV

Treating HIV with antriretroviral treatment (ARV) medication can be very challenging, given how complicated it can be to dispense these pills correctly. To help clinicians to correctly prescribe antiretrovirals, Dr. Musaed Abrahams, an alumnus of our …


Added by TechChange on November 11, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Challenges and Opportunities for mHealth in Kenya

In our previous mHealth course, Pratyaya Mitra asked his colleague and classmate, Debjeet Sen about the state of mHealth in Kenya. Read about the challenges and opportunities for mHealth in Kenya…


Added by TechChange on November 11, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Why Haven’t Mobiles Solved the Problem of Ebola Contact Tracing Yet?

What is Ebola contract tracing? In the context of Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases, what role can mobile phones have in helping contract tracing and why is it so hard to do? Read more …


Added by TechChange on November 6, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

Free Ebola Webinar Series: “Training Health Workers for Ebola—Protection, Detection, and Response”

To respond to the ebola crisis, mPowering Frontline Health Workers and …


Added by TechChange on October 20, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments

6 Ways Technology is Helping to Fight Ebola

By Timo Luege, TC103: Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management facilitator

As Ebola continues to ravish Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, people from all around…


Added by TechChange on October 8, 2014 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Improving Malaria Case Outcomes using Blended Learning for Africa’s Private Sector

Malaria Consortium partnered with TechChange to build a comprehensive digital course to train private sector health workers and RDT sales representatives in this context. This 11 module course includes around 400 slides for 6 hours of content takes participants…


Added by TechChange on September 10, 2014 at 8:21am — No Comments

ENROLL NOW: mHealth - Mobile Phones for Public Health online certificate course (31 March - 25 April)

Hi PCDN community,

TechChange is launching our 4th round of our popular online course,…


Added by TechChange on March 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Myth Behind Public School Failure


Dean Paton

Until about 1980, America’s public schoolteachers were iconic everyday heroes painted with a kind of Norman Rockwell patina—generally respected because they helped most kids learn to read, write and successfully join society. Such teachers made possible at least the idea of a vibrant democracy.

Since then, what a turnaround: We’re now told, relentlessly, that bad-apple schoolteachers have wrecked K-12 education; that their unions…


Added by Dowser on March 13, 2014 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Public Diplomacy's Role at Various Stages of Conflict Resolution

"...Public diplomacy is critical in extending civilian-military power. It combines soft and hard power to make the kind of “smart power” that is necessary to succeed."

-Tara Sonenshine, U.S. Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy…


Added by Jeff Thompson on June 19, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments

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