Ten years ago, an AIDS epidemic was ravaging sub-Saharan Africa. Today, thanks to better drugs, community outreach, and education, fewer Kenyans are acquiring HIV, and the number of those who have AIDS has fallen to 1 in 20 Kenyan adults. At Gertrude's Children's Hospital in Nairobi, clinicians have been given a big boost in the fight against HIV/AIDS through web conferencing technology.
Young people today are increasingly using online services, in addition to Facebook, to communicate and share with others. They are segregating their communications, choosing different audiences to receive different messages and curating their online reputation.
Still in its infancy, the solar device market in developing countries is poised to boom explosively, causing massive socio-economic developments in unexpected places. Until then, solar relief in the Philippines is still urgently needed.
Will Seventeen magazine and other media outlets reflect on all this and welcome the initiative? Will they ever include the word science in their vocabulary? Will they help young girls feel proud about their brains as they encourage them to be about their manicured hands?
"Goodness" can be infectious. We keep hearing about an epidemic of cyberbullying (actually there isn't one), but we'd much rather be talking about an epidemic of kindness because that's exactly what is happening right now.
I saw the phrase, "PLUG SENIORS INTO THE PRESENT" and right under that, a chart showed that 47 percent of seniors do not actively engage with the Internet. I could not believe it.
The idea behind craigconnects is giving the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. I see it as everyone doing some small, or big, part. One way to do this is by giving back via purchases and a few key initiatives.
The fact is, Silicon Valley has yet to come to terms with education. It's a massive, global market, but a notoriously complex one that is tricky to negotiate. A lot of what goes on in education is almost certainly not scalable.
No matter your background, everyone knows how it feels to be healthy, and everyone also knows how it feels to be un-healthy. When you are healthy, life's a peach. When you are not so healthy, things can quickly deteriorate
When somebody says 'mHealth' or mobile health, there can be a tendency to think primarily of fitness wristbands and lifestyle apps to monitor weight, count calories or record the number of steps taken.
State-of-the-art care may not be right for you, but if your life depends on the right treatment, explore all options. State-of-the-art care is brought to us thanks to the power of technology, and in return we must utilize the technologies at our fingertips to get informed and find the right solutions for our health.
One emerging area where I believe we can use this power of the collective and disruptive technologies is in embracing the movement of delivery of cash assistance to digital technologies. In a very positive way, the mobile phone and digital payment technologies are disruptive.
It is ironic -- and troubling -- that those technological advances haven't permeated the one sector that is most crucial to preparing our citizens for the challenges and opportunities of this knowledge society.
My personal journey feels less orchestrated and more like the random orchestra I created for a computer programming assignment in college.
In order to grasp just how, and by whose instigation, the developing world will be changed by technology you need to look carefully at the differing dynamics of each emerging market and interrogate the views of business leaders on the ground - familiar with the local economies and how they're changing.
Today, I'm a writer and a technologist. It amuses me to remember that I was once considered a hopeless Luddite. When I look back on that time, I see a young and frustrated journalist, worried about her future.
On Veterans Day, Veteran Recruiting and dozens of leading, military friendly employers will host the third annual Veterans Day Virtual Career Fair. Since 2011, more than 37,000 veterans and spouses have been hired by the employers who participate.
Empowering the urban poor to pull themselves out of poverty is a sustainable, respectful, and effective way to encourage development. The following examples show how modern technology and traditional education methods are having a significant impact in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Mumbai, Jakarta, and Mexico City.
There is a fine line between spreading awareness about an issue and actually inspiring action, but we have found that leveraging these four mechanisms have had the ability to change the outcome from "clicks" to real world action.
We need to educate the innovators and deploy their talent and creativity to solve this issue. As one survivor of sex trafficking asked us, "If my pimp was using the Internet to sell me, why wasn't anyone using it to help me?" We want to answer her now with an army of voices and talent that advocates for and creates the tools to find and protect children and to stop perpetrators from abusing them.