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Latest Articles

Q&A: Listening as the key to global health success
16 Oct 2018

How can health practitioners become better listeners on their road to global health success? Medtronic Foundation’s Global Health Director Jess Daly explains.

Q&A: Poor vision as the world's largest unaddressed disability
10 Oct 2018

In a conversation with Devex, Essilor's Jayanth Bhuvaraghan explains why poor vision isn't getting the attention it needs and how action around this unaddressed disability can improve lives and economies.

Q&A: The potential impact of video-based education on health care workers
9 Oct 2018

Thanks to satellite-generated networks, video training via mobile technology can be made available in even the most rural areas of developing countries. These videos have become life-saving teaching tools, giving rural health care workers access to invaluable information at the touch of the button. Devex takes a closer look.

Q&A: Why a healthy planet means healthy people
24 Sep 2018

Sitting down with Devex, Johnson & Johnson's Sonali Sharma digs deeper into what's needed to address environmental health and explains why policy advocacy, public-private partnerships, and general public engagement are key.

Q&A: How to leapfrog progress in primary health care
21 Sep 2018

Can progress in primary health care be "leapfrogged"? PSI's President and CEO Karl Hofmann explains what technology is already allowing for that, and what lessons can be learned from the private sector.

Q&A: The changing face of last mile health
20 Sep 2018

As conflict and climate change continue to change what last mile health looks like, Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact’s Ben Davies explains how organizations can contribute to building more resilient health systems.

Q&A: Big data for development impact
19 Sep 2018

With the rise of data for development, how do we ensure the right outputs are being measured and the correct analysis is being done, while avoiding the pitfalls of excess data? Sitting down with Devex, Accenture Strategy’s Justin Keeble explains.

Connectivity matters for sustainable fishing in Indonesia
6 Sep 2018

Billions of people worldwide rely on healthy oceans for food and income. But the impacts of climate change, damaging fishing practices, and overfishing are taking their toll on the world’s oceans — and the communities that depend on them. Devex looks at how satellite communications could help improve sustainability, secure livelihoods, and ensure food security in the face of these global challenges.

How connectivity in Indonesia is helping fishermen's livelihoods
5 Sep 2018

Indonesia is the second biggest producer of fish in the world where around 6 million people rely on fishing for their livelihoods. But this already fragile marine ecosystem is under threat due to the impacts of climate change, damaging fishing practices, and overfishing. As part of Devex's #Sats4SDGs series, this video explores how satellite communications could improve the sustainable management of fisheries, and help secure livelihoods in the face of some of these global challenges.

Q&A: The obligation to find, foster, and invest in innovation
4 Sep 2018

In a sector where the stakes are high and time is of the essence, is there room for development practitioners to innovate and what are the barriers to doing so? Chemonics' President and CEO Susanna Mudge explains.