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Patricia, independent

More than a right: the pill hits 50

Women who want access to contraception but are denied that right suffer illness, loss of quality of life, and even death. Let's ensure that all women have that right. I first met Zhazia while worki...

Tags: Birth control, birth controll pill, contraception, Developing country, discrimination, family planning, Reproductive health, the pill


Scaling mobile services for development: What will it take?

M-services have the potential to change the way developing economies deliver essential social and economic services and attain sustainable growth, but it will take a combined and concerted effort to r...

Tags: cell phone, Economic development, india, Information technology, Mobile phone

Claire, Ashoka

Mobile phones for maternal health

How can we use cell phones for social change? With Ushahidi, we can help regnant and laboring women around the world. As mobile and web technologies become increasingly accessible to those living i...

Tags: cell phone, maternal health, Open source, Pregnancy, social media, technology, Ushahidi


Mobile phones and citizen media

Citizen media, or media created by non-journalists, is having a huge impact today. Mobile phones are making the spread of information even easier. Mobile phones have already played a significant ro...

Tags: cell phone, Digital divide, india, Mobile phone, technology

Martin, New Media Strategy MV

The importance of the mobile phone to developing countries

What's the best way to make sure people in the developing world are connected to today's technology? Cell phones, not computers, are the answer. The reach of the mobile phone by far outnumbers any...

Tags: Developing country, Mobile Internet, Mobile phone, Universal Mobile Interface, Wireless Data

Bhumika, Freelancer

Fifty years of the Pill

It's been fifty years since the Pill was introduced in America. How far have we come since then--and how far do we still have to go? This year the revolutionary birth control pill will achieve a mi...

Tags: Birth control, family planning, health, health care, Reproductive health, reproductive rights, the pill, women
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