Most of us don't think twice about what it really means to switch on a light when night falls or to pour a glass of water to quench thirst, but there are billions of people worldwide who struggle for access to these simple things in life. These designers have created ingenious and inexpensive design solutions that address our most basic needs.
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.
Kirsten Saenz Tobey and Kristin Groos Richmond are the co-founders of Revolution Foods, a company that is tackling the challenge of the more than 20 million Americans who lack access to healthy food. I sat down with them recently to talk about the growth of their business and the importance of building a team from within the cities they serve.
Ever since I was a young girl, I've wanted to help Haiti. During my time at medical school in Haiti, and when studying for my master's degree in public health at Johns Hopkins University, I knew I wanted to return to my country and help residents get the healthcare they needed. And, as a mother of two, I recognize children's healthcare as exceptionally important.
For the last couple of years, I've read myriad articles that explain why we need more females in STEM fields. While these articles are often inspiring and thoughtful, they haven't presented a solution to the problem. What follows are five guiding principles that will help you establish a plan that will lead to more females in STEM classes.