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Entries by Josephine d'Allant from 01/2013

Health Interventions and Local Mores: Approaches to Effective Intervention

| Posted 01.10.2013 | Impact

What impact do local traditions have on health indicators? How can modern approaches be paired with indigenous customs to improve the health of communities? These are some of the questions that our correspondents set out to answer.

Four Innovative Ways Mobile Phones Are Saving the Lives of the Urban Poor: Examples from Nairobi, Mumbai, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro

| Posted 01.18.2013 | Impact

In the developing world, mobile phones are both ubiquitous and relatively affordable. They're also being put to work in more innovative ways that magnify their impact on the lives of the urban poor.

Powering Change for the Urban Poor: 'Devils' and Coin-Operated Electricity for Slum Dwellers

| Posted 01.24.2013 | Impact

Sustainable, plentiful and affordable energy is a global issue, but it reaches even greater importance in the developing world, where the question of affordability is critical.