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    Mark Edwards: Upstream USA

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    Innovating to Create Health for All

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    Who can best create outcomes that lead to the healthiest possible lives of individuals and communities? Leading social entrepreneurs are challenging the traditional patient-provider dynamics from an empathetic and holistic perspective. 

    Floating Hospitals for Char Dwellers

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    Runa Khan was awarded the Ashoka Fellowship in 1994 for her work in developing innovat

    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.