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Center for Solutions Journalism Malawi (CSJ News)
28 November 2016
Women in Malawi face numerous challenges in reproductive health, especially HIV-positive mothers, and maternal deaths are still rampant in rural areas of the country. Technology is helping change the landscape of mate...
10 November 2016
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Cyclones or floods could not close Sneha Center for Suicide Prevention in South India. This volunteer-run clinic is in the country with the highest number of suicides in the world. It is open 24 hours a day and 365 da...
Abigail Klein Leichman
7 November 2016
Under 800 Words
Business people are beginning to see failure as a necessary way to learn. Entrepreneurs in Israel use their mistakes to learn from them and help guide them in the future.
2 October 2016
Healthcare in the United Kingdom faces a major shortage of doctors, but innovative mobile applications are addressing this need through offering online video doctor consultations and AI-empowered diagnoses. Comparing ...
26 July 2016
By calling a toll-free number, villagers in India can receive help for filing claims after human-animal conflicts like an elephant stomping on their crops or a tiger killing cattle. The service, known as Wild Seve, op...
Jennifer Brannock Cox
2 May 2016
Salisbury, Maryland, United States
The company AT&T has created a virtual reality simulator that gives users the chance to experience the dangerous, and often deadly, consequences of texting while driving. The new technology is currently being tested b...
17 March 2016
Kaukana, Wisconsin, United States
Rural Wisconsin has a shortage of mental health resources for youth. Supported by private grants and public funds, Wisconsin's statewide hotline offers counseling via text. The hotline was founded on the belief that y...
24 November 2015
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Journalists can find themselves in unsafe regions without anyone knowing their whereabouts. 'Reporta' is a new app that allows journalists to send alerts, provide information about their location, and send an SOS inca...
26 August 2015
Aleppo, Aleppo Governorate, Syria
In war zones, people have a difficult time finding clean water and safe areas to inhabit. Social media, smart phones, and technology applications are aiding in people’s survival. In Aleppo, Syria, the International C...
M. Sophia Newman
1 July 2015
Non-profit organization Reliefwatch is addressing supply chain breakdowns for developing world health clinics by sending them robocalls asking about procurement needs. The information updates a database in real time,...
1 July 2015
Under 800 Words
When Swedish blood blanks were faced with a blood shortage, one hospital turned to text messaging in order to reach potential donors. Relying on the value of personal connection, the campaign texts donors when their b...
11 November 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
The Pittsburgh startup company, Lifeshel, has developed a phone case, called Whistl, that help those in an emergency, specifically those who may be being assaulted. The technology is activated by buttons on the outsid...
15 September 2014
Poor women encounter numerous hurdles during pregnancy and childbirth, many of which too often lead to the death of the baby, mother, or both. A pilot project in Mumbai called mMitra sends weekly voice messages to ne...
6 May 2014
Crisis Text Line provides counseling services via text, a medium with which teens are sometimes more comfortable. The approach complements the work of counselors and collects data for research purposes.
17 March 2014
Fresno, California, United States
When many Latina immigrant women arrive in the United States, they don't have access to the internet to learn about the resources available to them. Únete Latina, a program run by Latinas, sends mobile phone texts to ...
11 September 2013
Phone lines in Africa and South Asia would never have gotten to the poor - but these places have leapfrogged over last-century technology and gone straight to mobile phones. Now the same thing is happening with off-gr...
4 April 2013
Health communication systems designed for rural, developing countries -- where hospitals are often understaffed and transportation is inadequate -- are being adapted to improve care in U.S. cities.
13 March 2013
The mobile phone is doing more than revolutionizing communication. It has the potential to improve many aspects of life in poor countries: commerce, health, agriculture, education - public health, especially, is be...
9 December 2011
“For many tiny, endangered languages, digital technology has become a lifeline.” Phones, the web, software systems, these are all technologies being employed to keep heritage languages alive.
7 February 2011
Martinsville, Virginia, United States
An average of 28,000 children born in the U.S. each year die before their first birthday – and many more face disabilities and serious life-long health problems, often because they are born prematurely or at low birth...
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