Topic — Technology & Innovation

Real-time Info System Developed to Halt Spread of Ebola

Field Note — Published .

Although the Ebola epidemic that raged in West Africa has largely disappeared from headlines in recent months, it was only a couple of weeks ago that the last country still battling the epidemic, Guinea, was declared Ebola-free, a full two years after the disease started spreading in December 2013. (Photo above: Contact tracers in Conakry attend

MVP Releases New Tools to Help Train Community Health Workers

Field Note — Published .

Community health workers (CHW) – locally hired, community-based cadres quickly trained to deliver preventive and curative health services at the household level – are a critical component of the MVP health system model. The goal of the MVP CHW Program is to significantly reduce child and maternal mortality by delivering life-saving health interventions and creating

TechWomen visit Mayange’s high schools as part of Connect To Learn

Field Note — Published .

Until a few years ago, the chance of finishing secondary school in rural parts of Rwanda was a dream few girls could fulfill. According to the World Bank the gross total enrollment of girls in secondary school in Rwanda was only 37% in 2011. The secondary school transition rate was low, with only 71% of

Community Health Worker from Pampaida Honored with 2014 REAL Award

Field Note — Published .

Ms. Roseline Nuhu, a Community Health Worker (CHW) in the Millennium Village of Pampaida in Nigeria, has been selected as a REAL Award honoree for 2014. The REAL Award was created by Save the Children and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition to develop greater respect and appreciation for health workers and the lifesaving care they provide. Each

From Gas to Solar to Onions

Field Note — Published .

Back in 2008 El Hadji Seck recalls long hard days of harvesting only groundnuts, a crop that grows well in the sandy soils and semi-arid conditions of Potou. The following year an irrigation system of solar panels, water tanks and pipes were built by the Millennium Villages Project for the 4 cooperative farmer’s groups here.

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