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    Martin Aufmuth - OneDollarGlasses

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    Teacher Martin Aufmuth invented a machine in his laundry room that can make a complete pair of eyeglasses in twelve minutes. His organization, OneDollarGlasses (ODG), uses this “portable optician’s workshop” to train communities to produce customizable eyeglasses, circumventing the traditional provider-patient model and affordability challenges that keeps glasses out of reach for so many people around the world.

    Amgad Morgan - Nabd El Hayat Foundation

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    To address the urgent lack of blood donations and wide-scale undiagnosed and untreated blood diseases in Egypt, software engineer Amgad Morgan built an online platform and a nationwide movement to mobilize blood donors, connect them to people needing blood, and systematically identify and treat individuals with blood diseases.

    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

    Changing Systems, Redefining Healthcare

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    It’s safe to say that systems are changing thanks to the recent passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act in the United States.

    Amanda Phillips is a Changemaker

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    Amanda Phillips was 14 weeks pregnant with her

    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!

    Interview: Dr. Terrie Rose, Ashoka Fellow and Baby’s Space Founder

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    Dr. Terrie Rose is an inspirational leader and innovative social entrepreneur.

    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