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Improving Global Health Through Mobile Technologies

Information and communications technology (ICT) has begun to infiltrate every aspect of the human experience. It is changing not only the way that we communicate and connect with one another, but how we access and deliver health services.

American Support for Humanitarian Assistance Reflected in $1.2 billion Pledge

I've often traveled to New York for the opening week of the UN General Assembly, but this year I'm honored to join other civil society leaders at President Barack Obama's Leaders' Summit on Refugees. And U.S. civil society, once again, has stepped up to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to helping affected people lift themselves out of hardship in a time of historic humanitarian need.

Factors affecting repatriation process of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Former Soviet forces entered Afghanistan on December 1, 1979. Many forces in and out of Afghanistan opposed the intervention and started armed struggle against Soviet occupation. Armed struggle and the invasion resulted in mass migration of Afghan’s to neighboring countries including Pakistan. The number of Afghan refugees in Pakistan reached 2 million by year the 1984. They started living in different parts of Pakistan in camps mainly at Khyber PakhtoonKhwa (KP) (Former NWFP) and Balochistan.

Collaborating to #EndHunger and Pass the Global Food Security Act of 2016

The passage of the Global Food Security Act of 2016 by the U.S Congress represents an impressive feat in collective action and collaboration to #endhunger. Over the course of almost a decade, organizations of all types and sizes connected to mobilize advocates, schedule meetings with members of Congress, host briefings with Capitol Hill staff, and discuss strategy together.

Health Information Systems in Developing Countries

Health Information Systems (HIS) are critical not only for assessing the health needs of populations, but also for planning, administration, and financial management of health interventions. The contributions of HIS are especially important in global health for low-income countries where inadequate health infrastructure, political uncertainty, and economic disruption require careful stewardship of valuable resources.

Defying Challenges, Myanmar Workers Win Rights at Work

Fifteen minutes before the gray, 12-foot gate of the garment factory compound in Myanmar’s Hlaing Thar Yar industrial zone opens to release workers, vendors selling fried chicken on sticks and bags of nuts gather in anticipation. At a designated time, the guards roll back the gate and the vendors push their heavy carts up a steep hill and into the compound. If they hesitate, they are locked out as guards quickly close the gate behind them.

Honoring our Colleagues on World Humanitarian Day

Humanitarians around the world have devoted their lives to the needs of others. Once a year, on World Humanitarian Day, the world takes time to honor them.

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