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We Will Not Banish AIDS Until We Banish Stigma

Earlier this year, I met Eugene and Dominique at a drop-in center for men who have sex with men (MSM) outside Nairobi, Kenya. Eugene, 23, comes to the center regularly to get condoms, lubricants and HIV counseling and testing, and has brought other gay men to the center. So far, he is HIV-negative.

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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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Network Effects: the Entrepreneur, the Investor, and the Poor in Bangladesh

Kamal Quadir and Iqbal Quadir are two Bangladeshi brothers, and serial entrepreneurs. Iqbal started the first and now largest cellular company in Bangladesh, GrameenPhone. Kamal built a successful technology company in Bangladesh, CellBazaar, which provides a virtual marketplace trading platform on mobile phones. Following these successes, the brothers created the vision for a mobile payments company called bKash that could become one of the first of its kind globally to offer a major interoperable mobile payments service that is managed by neither a mobile operator nor a ban

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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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