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  • Seeking Solutions for Haiti’s Primary Education Challenges

    Seeking Solutions for Haiti’s Primary Education Challenges

    Haiti faces ongoing pressures of high population growth, high illiteracy rates and low primary education completion rates. On April 30, the Haiti Research and Policy Program’s Dialogue Series welcomed Sophia Stranksy, CEO of the Digicel Haiti Foundation, to discuss the foundation’s primary education and youth programs and Haiti’s challenges.

  • CGHED’s Patricia Mechael featured on PBS NewsHour

    With the surge of cell phone technology in developing countries and the increased use of mobile phones for banking, the global health field is finding new ways to capitalize on these converging sectors to benefit the health of the poor. PBS NewsHour released a piece last week highlighting the opportunity and describing how mobile baking…

  • Using Mobile Phones to Help Prevent HIV Transmission to Children

    Using Mobile Phones to Help Prevent HIV Transmission to Children

    By Casey Iiams-Hauser and Yanis Ben Amor HIV infection in children occurs most often during pregnancy and labor or post-natally during breastfeeding. While new HIV infections among children have declined since 2002, a staggering 430,000 children were infected in 2008…

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Seeking Solutions for Haiti’s Primary Education Challenges

    Seeking Solutions for Haiti’s Primary Education Challenges

    Haiti faces ongoing pressures of high population growth, high illiteracy rates and low primary education completion rates. On April 30, the Haiti Research and Policy Program’s Dialogue Series welcomed Sophia Stranksy, CEO of the Digicel Haiti Foundation, to discuss the foundation’s primary education and youth programs and Haiti’s challenges.

  • CGHED’s Patricia Mechael featured on PBS NewsHour

    With the surge of cell phone technology in developing countries and the increased use of mobile phones for banking, the global health field is finding new ways to capitalize on these converging sectors to benefit the health of the poor. PBS NewsHour released a piece last week highlighting the opportunity and describing how mobile baking…

  • Using Mobile Phones to Help Prevent HIV Transmission to Children

    Using Mobile Phones to Help Prevent HIV Transmission to Children

    By Casey Iiams-Hauser and Yanis Ben Amor HIV infection in children occurs most often during pregnancy and labor or post-natally during breastfeeding. While new HIV infections among children have declined since 2002, a staggering 430,000 children were infected in 2008…