All Blog Posts Tagged 'public' (54)

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…

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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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

The Myth Behind Public School Failure

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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…

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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…

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

Conflict Resolution is a Choice; Let it be Yours

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is delighted to announce a new series of press releases dedicated to public education about healthy conflict resolution in our families, our communities, our workplaces and our…

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Added by Association For Conflict Resolut on April 23, 2013 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

A TALE OF TWO NGO’S: IN HAITI, DISASTER AID OR AID DISASTER?

By Beverly Bell

March 5, 2013

 

 

Three years after the deadly earthquake in Haiti, what has become of the commitments made on Red Cross billboards, the promises from telethon hosts, the…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on March 5, 2013 at 11:31am — 2 Comments

Einstein On Life, Politics & War

I felt inspired today Election Day after reading this. Hope it energizes your work for peace and compassion in the world too.

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Added by Susmita Barua on November 6, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Global Network for the Study of Transgenerational Trauma



Global Network for the Study of…


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Added by Steve Olweean on July 13, 2012 at 6:13pm — 1 Comment

Military, journalists set aside hostilities

 

Dr. Carol Getty in…
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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on June 6, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

I Serve the Public (And I’m a Muslim Woman)

What are some of the challenges and opportunities related to being an American Muslim woman working in public service?

Through civic engagement, American Muslims carry…

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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on March 1, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments

Selling Development

A week ago, a good friend of mine who attends Harvard Law School asked me: “Why do development?” Why do development? Seriously?? To me, the question seemed impertinent. Those who would ask such a question I would like to immediately label as heartless, uneducated, tea party activists. But, as I’ve come to realize over the past two years, this automatic, irrational reaction doesn’t do anyone any good. In this current political climate, those who are passionate about development should…

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Added by Sarah Jackson on January 19, 2012 at 10:23am — 6 Comments

PeaceVoice: Your peace and justice public intellectual US op-ed free distribution service

PeaceVoice is a program of the Oregon Peace Institute. We are devoted to helping get the voices of peace and justice educators and other peace and justice professionals into the public discourse of the US mainstream media. Here is what we do:

Op-eds, commentary and analysis is sent to PeaceVoiceDirector@gmail.com and that piece of writing is evaluated. If it meets our basic criteria it is sent on to our list of mainstream media editors (mostly small market). All pieces that…

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Added by Tom H. Hastings on January 4, 2012 at 6:20pm — 3 Comments

Another Must Listen

On the treadmill this morning (a time I usually reserve for non-development thinking), a story from Malawi popped up via This American Life on my ipod. They continue covering stories on aid issues in ways that are, for the most part, respectful and engaging, this one specifically related to HIV prevention programs.

This American Life 444: Gossip, Originally aired 8/26/11 Summary from…
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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 1, 2011 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Do community-based organizations have an image problem?

I give lots of thought to what makes community-based organizations the lowest common denominator in development aid. Readers of how-matters.org may already be familiar with previous arguments I’ve offered for the increased inclusion of and investment in community-based organizations (CBOs). As an ardent proponent of CBOs’ comparative advantages, I believe they have a better chance of being driven by “the…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 1, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

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