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Food Producing Communities as Food Deserts

Rural Guatemala. Photo by Rob Tinworth, used with permission.

The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents Read More

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Meri Asha: Kiran Di and the ASHAs of Nanakpur

Varshini Cherukupalli and Manisha Bhatia are third-year medical students at Northwestern University and Texas Tech University. Here they share their perspectives working for the last two years on a global health research project with Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA’s) in Nanakpur, India. As the lead community health worker in the rural area of Nanakpur, Haryana, India, Kiran Didi is irreplaceable. She devotes herself to her community by assisting in antenatal care, tending to newborns, and providing preventative health services to families. At the end of her busy days, she comes home to take care of her own family and household

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Access and utilisation of healthcare services in rural Tanzania: A comparison of public and…

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Why Are Obstetric Units in Rural Hospitals Closing Their Doors?

Objectives To understand hospital- and county-level factors for rural obstetric unit closures, using mixed methods.

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Variation In Rural Health Information Technology Adoption And Use [Web First]

While rural hospitals and physicians have adopted health information technology at the same, or greater, rates as their urban counterparts, meaningful-use attestation varies dramatically among rural providers.

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A Road Less Travelled: Highlights gap in maternal health services for…

A Road Less Travelled, which is a partnership project led by Anglican Overseas Aid, Australia that supports nomadic pastoralists to improve maternal and child health within their communities in Ethiopia and Kenya, featured a blog post this week underscoring the … Continue reading →

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First steps towards interprofessional health practice in Tanzania: An…

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Diabetes – The Cost of Care

The developing world is experiencing a massive, growing epidemic of noncommunicable diseases, a fact which is still largely overshadowed in the popular media by conversations Read More

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How Users Understand Cellular Infrastructure

Author: Heimerl, Kurtis, Tapan S. Parikh Publication Type: Report/White paper Publication Date: Apr 2012 Publisher/Journal: University of California at Berkeley Publication language: English Abstract: In this study, we investigated how users throughout the world understand and make use of their cellular networks. We conducted semi-structured interviews of 17 different people, both rural and urban, across three different countries; the United States, India, and Uganda. Location Countries: India Uganda United States Research Paper – Link to or Upload Paper URL: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/P…

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A Participatory Designed M-Agriculture Solution for Rural Livelihood…


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Ekgaon: Focus on the People

Mobile coverage reaches over 90% of the world’s population, but mobile services in traditionally rural, lower-income areas have lagged compared to opportunities in more urban areas. One company in India, Ekgaon , is tapping into the rural market by bringing financial, agricultural, and citizen-oriented mobile services to under-served regions. Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, CEO of Ekgaon, explained to MobileActive.org how his company developed and evolved over the years.

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KENYA: Rural MSM too afraid to access HIV health services

LANJUERA, 14 June 2011 (PLUSNEWS) – Discriminatory laws and a largely homophobic society mean that men who have sex with men in Kenya generally find it difficult to access HIV-related information and health services, but rural MSM have an especially hard time.

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SharedSolar: Mobiles and Micro-Grids For More Efficient Energy

It is an unfortunate irony that often the poorest people pay the most for the lowest quality energy. In many areas, the rural poor pay as much as 5 USD per month for kerosene or battery power. SharedSolar is a project that attempts to develop the technology, and business case to connect these populations to better, more traditional energy sources

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Improving infant survival by engaging the private sector in Bihar


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