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    Meet Some Recently Elected RIF Fellows

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    Farouk Jiwa is establishing secure and sustainable ways to increase the income levels of ru

    New Data Shows Progress for Maternal Health

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    The maternal health community has been buzzing this week about a report on maternal health released by the Lancet and featured in the New York Times. The report uses new and improved maternal health data to evidence significant declines in maternal mortality worldwide between 1980 and 2008. Why is this so exciting? One word: progress!

    Giant Rats put Noses to Work on Africa's Land Mine Epidemic

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    Ashoka Fellow Bart Weetjens' organization, APOPO, trains HeroRats (giant pouched rats) to detect landmines in Africa. Bart is also employing their superb noses to detect tuberculosis. 

    The Freedom to Innovate: The Contributions of Social Entrepreneurs to the Field of Global Public Health

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    Ashoka Vice-President of Global Marketing Beverly Schwartz has contributed a chapter to a new book on the role of community-based organizations and

    A Family Joined, with English There is Easy Communication with Community

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    “Nancy, can you believe it?  I can say everything I want in English.

    Balancing the Bicycle

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    Einstein said, “Life is like riding a bicycle – to keep your balance you

    Continuing to Work from Pakistan

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    The 3rd month of my project has been very busy. I am near to completing the training guidelines for traditional birth attendants, health workers and health activists that my mentor, Ashoka Fellow Lucy Attah Auwalu, has encouraged me to write.

    Balancing the See-saw of Research and Interventions

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    I’m working more and more with a huge variety of people to set up SNEHA’s new community re

    Doing Research and Developing My Own Project

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    December began in the city of Oaxaca. I was there for 20 days doing micro research at the General Hospital “Dr. Aurelio Valdivieso”. The aim of this was to measure the impact of the ALSO course (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics).

    A December Full of Gifts

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    December promised to be an eventful month with the activities planned at EHAS, the International Obstetric Fistula Working Group (IOFWG) meeting in