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    HealthPoint Services Wins Prestigious India Sankalp Award, Announces Investment by Fontus Water

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    Healthpoint Services Global, Inc., a social enterprise supported by Ashoka Innovators for the Public, has won the prestigious Sankalp Award for Innovative Social Enterprises - Emerging Ventures in the Health/Water/Sanitation sector for 2011. This award acknowledges HealthPoint as the most innovative and promising health-oriented social enterprise in India this year.

    My Journey to Hybrid Value Chain Enlightenment

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    This time last year, I was heading to business school to “gain the skills necessary to be great at doing good” – a lofty goal, but the true reason I was pursuing a business education. I knew my passion for social impact was unwavering; I just needed the tools to make it happen.

    So how do you get empathy, anyway? (Hint: You won't find it in a lecture.)

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    This week I’ve been in Paris, France attending the Ashok

    Ashoka’s Youth Venture and Best Buy Present Winners of the ‘Technology for a Better World’ Campaign

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    Ashoka’s Youth Venture, a global organization supporting youth social entrepreneurs, and Best Buy Co., Inc.

    Jerry White and the Campaign for Healthy Homecoming

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    Jerry White – global survivor activist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, co-founder of Survivor Corps, and author of

    The Center for Health Market Innovations – Using Data to Improve Health Market Performance

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    The Center for Health Market Innovations, an initiative coordinated by Results for Development, is, in their own words, “a global network of partners that seeks to improve the functioning of health markets in developing countries with large numbers of private health care providers.”

    “Call them not your children, call them your builders”

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    This post first appeared on the Global Health Ideas blog. It has been cross-posted with their permission.

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    10 System-Changing Ideas for Health from the Newest Class of Ashoka Fellows

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    As the summer season draws to a close, we can still enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables and spend lots of time outside.

    Paging Dr. Cell Phone

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    How mobile technology solutions are bringing affordable, quality health care to the most remote places in the world

    Is it possible to provide high quality, low-cost health care to the neediest populations living in remote places? The answer is yes — and it lies in technology.