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This $5 Lamp Is Powered By Gravity (And Just Destroyed Its Funding Target On Indiegogo)

John Koetsier | VentureBeat | December 26, 2012

A lamp for $5 that does not require any electrical power source? It may sound like an impossible dream, but two designers in London have built functioning prototypes of GravityLight, a cheap way for people in developing countries t0 light homes, recharge batteries, or power a radio. Read More »

U.S. Economic Woes Ripple All the Way to Latin America

Press Release | University of Michigan Health System | March 26, 2012

The national recession didn’t just hit people living in the U.S. – it’s made it more difficult for people to pay for medical bills in poor countries like Honduras, new University of Michigan Health System research shows. Read More »

Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course

Max Chafkin | Fast Company | November 14, 2013

[...] It begins with a celebrated Stanford University academic who decides that he isn't doing enough to educate his students. The Professor is a star, regularly packing 200 students into lecture halls, and yet he begins to feel empty. What are 200 students in an age when billions of people around the world are connected to the Internet? Read More »

Uncontrolled Health Care Costs Traced to Data and Communication Failures

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | April 13, 2016

The previous section of this article provided whatever detail I could find on the costs of poor communications and data exchange among health care providers. But in truth, it’s hard to imagine the toll taken by communications failures beyond certain obvious consequences, such as repeated tests and avoidable medical errors. One has to think about how the field operates and what we would be capable of with proper use of data. As patients move from PCP to specialist, from hospital to rehab facility, and from district to district, their providers need not only discharge summaries but intensive coordination to prevent relapses. Our doctors are great at fixing a diabetic episode or heart-related event...

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Wal-Mart: An Economic Cancer On Our Cities

Charles Montgomery | Salon | November 10, 2013

In Asheville, N.C., a dense downtown generated jobs and tax revenue and restored the city's soul Read More »

Why Robert Reich Cares So Passionately About Economic Inequality

Paul Solman | PBS Newshour | October 15, 2013

Friday night's NewsHour featured about six-and-a-half minutes of an interview with newly minted movie star Robert Reich, professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. We thought some folks might be interested in the entire discussion and therefore are presenting it in two installments, edited slightly for ease of reading.

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Will Open Source Democratize Architecture?

Vanessa Quirk | Metropolis | December 4, 2013

As much as we’d like to deny it, Niemeyer makes a valid point here. Architecture—as it's traditionally understood—is almost always “on the side of the wealthy”; the profession, as it has existed for about a century, rarely changes anything; and yet – and yet – it can make life better. If only for a select few. Read More »

Yep, Being A Young, American Adult Is A Financial Nightmare

Jordan Weissmann | The Atlantic | November 6, 2013

Poverty is an astonishingly common experience here in the world's richest country. As I wrote this morning, almost 40 percent of American adults experience it for at least a year by age 60. But you know who poverty is especially common among? Young adults. Read More »

Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2017

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
January 29, 2017 - 2:00am - February 3, 2017 - 2:00am
Location: 
29 January – 3 February 2017 Bangkok
Thailand

Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2017 is the tenth annually-held international conference of its kind sponsored by the Thai Government to commemorate Prince Mahidol of Songkla’s contributions to medicine and public health in Thailand, to honor outstanding workers and researchers in the area of population health, and bring international leaders and stakeholders in public health together to discuss high priority health issues. PMCA 2017’s theme this year is the health and social inclusion of vulnerable populations...

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