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The Avahan Decade: Changing the Trajectory of India’s Epidemic

What would it take to have an impact on the HIV epidemic in India’s highest burden states at a scale usually expected only of government? The Avahan initiative spent the last decade finding out.

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Fewer Than a Quarter of Indians Have Active Bank Accounts – What To Do?

Throughout time, all around the world, households have saved as insurance against emergencies, for religious and social obligations, for investment and for future consumption. As a consequence, when poor households’ desire and need to save meets a safe, easily accessible opportunity to do so, their capacity to save, their commitment to saving, and the amounts they manage to save, are remarkable.

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Condoms Are Superheroes

We’re confident that by revolutionizing the female condom – making it fit a woman’s body better and enhancing pleasure – we can help more people want to protect their sexual health while simultaneously improving sex.

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Bold Ideas for Big Shifts in Global Health

For the past six years we’ve made Grand Challenges Explorations grants to fund scientific work on unproven ideas that could potentially be ground breaking in solving major global health and development problems. Today, we are announcing the Phase I winners in the 12th round of these innovative grants and three phase II winners.

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How Can We Strengthen Immunization Services in a Rural District in Northern Uganda? A Profile of START Volunteer George Momanyi

START catalyzes district health workers to build planning and monitoring skills to strengthen immunization programs.

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