Monthly Archives:: July 2014

Promoting flash-heated breast milk to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to newborns in Africa

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Tesfalem Teshome (MSc) is a Lecturer of Public Health and Researcher at Hawassa College of Health Sciences in Hawassa, Ethiopia, and is the project lead of the Stars in Global Health Project “Acceptability, feasibility and viral, nutritional, immunologic and microbiologic safety of flash-heated treatment of breast milk: preventing postnatal transmission of HIV through modifying breast-feeding […]

Bringing Together the Best and Brightest to Save Lives at Birth

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Lorin Kavanaugh-Ulku is Sr. International Development Consultant at DAI. Lode Roels is Press Officer at Grand Challenges Canada. What does a garage mechanic from Argentina, a team of innovators from University of British Columbia, and a group of doctors in Kenya have in common?  They are all pushing the boundaries of innovation to save the lives of women and newborns […]

Harnessing the Power of Water to End Pneumonia – a Saving Lives at Birth Innovator

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The author's first attempt at a water-fuelled concentrator built on the side of his parents' house.

Dr. Bryn Sobott completed his PhD in Experimental Particle Physics in 2010 and received the Bragg Medal nomination for best thesis from the University of Melbourne. He has successfully designed and executed experiments at the SSRL (Stanford), SLS (Zurich), Max-Lab (Lund) and the Australian Synchrotron (Melbourne). His FREO2 project was awarded seed funding in the […]

An innovative pharmacy model to improve access to essential medicines in Kenya

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Revolving Fund Pharmacies can help keep essential medicines available to patients

Imran Manji is a Clinical Pharmacist at USAID-AMPATH and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy. Based in Eldoret, Kenya, he graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2006 and joined the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, one of the partner institutions of AMPATH, in 2008. He oversees the pharmacy activities […]