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Rick Leach

Entries by Rick Leach

Nurturing Our Future

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 9:13 AM

All parents want a good future for their children and to see that the generations that come after them live healthy, productive lives. Not only is fulfilling this hope in the best interest of the individual child and family, it is in the best interest of entire nations. How can...

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After Typhoon Haiyan, a Story of Devastation and Resilience in the Philippines

(2) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 10:10 AM

When we landed in the Philippines, the first thing we noticed were the trees. Entire groves had been snapped in half and scattered like matchsticks. Not a single tree remained standing.

It was one month since Typhoon Haiyan, and we were visiting Guiuan, a city on the southernmost tip...

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1,000 Days to Change the World

(1) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 2:18 PM

In the life of a child, nutrition during the first 1,000 days -- from a mother's pregnancy to the child's second birthday -- can mean the difference between a promising future or one plagued by poor health and stunted growth. For these young children, their first 1,000 days...

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How Technology Is Powering Up New Solutions To Global Challenges

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 11:16 AM

The world as we know it has entered an information age that's powering up incredible new solutions to tackle global challenges, from solving hunger to ending extreme poverty. In working on these issues, I have seen the many ways that technology is changing how we communicate, how we collect data...

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