Africa

Osamuyimen Stewart
IBM Research is one of the world’s preeminent R&D labs, having over the decades won five Nobel prizes and invented such core technologies as the disk drive and the relational data base. Last year, IBM announced it was opening a lab in Nairobi, Kenya, its 12th global research facility but its...
Mana RUTF package
The findings may not sit well with humanitarian groups, as relief workers could be forced to make wrenching distinctions among children who are all undernourished. Northern Mali, wracked by drought and by the occupation of Islamic jihadists, now faces mass starvation. The United Nations...
nurse attending a patient using Gradian equipment
As Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast last fall, knocking out power in half of Manhattan and even at New York University's Langone Medical Center, Stephen Rudy found himself in the dark. Yet, when the power went out, Rudy wasn't at home in Brooklyn. He was in Uganda at a 300-patient hospital...
Guys on a moped with birds overhead
Weaving through Hyderabad's morning commute traffic on her scooter, Katie Hill found herself both exhilarated and apprehensive. The spectacle of so many people in trucks, cars, and motorcycles was a vivid sign of India’s economic progress. But the fumes from all the tailpipes created a haze on the...
Endeavor
When the nonprofit organization Endeavor Global says they mentor "high-impact" entrepreneurs around the world, they're not kidding. Take Yossi Hasson, the charismatic founder of one of South Africa's leaders in hosted email and internet security services. Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug since he...
Kwabena Amporful
Combining business disciplines picked up at Stanford and his finance career with his own deep knowledge of realities in Ghana, Kwabena Amporful, MBA ’08, has designed a teacher training initiative for which he received an $80,000 Social Innovation Fellowship from the Center for Social Innovation...

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