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Meet Raya, the Newest Member of the Sesame Family

2.5 Billion people currently do not have access to safe toilets. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has been selected to join the 2014 “Reinvent The Toilet Fair: India” to showcase critical health messages as part of its Cleaner, Healthier, Happier campaign designed to reach children and families across Bangladesh, India and Nigeria.

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Can Measurement Inspire Change for Women and Children?

Inequity in healthcare cannot be addressed without measurement

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Is there Revenue Potential by Shifting Cash to Digital in Africa?

The Gallup data show that, currently, an average of 54 percent of adults in sub-Saharan Africa make one or more long-distance payments in a given month, totaling approximately five billion transactions annually. The total volume of these flows is roughly $760 billion, and conservatively 50 to 60 percent of the transactions are in cash (its likely closer to 70-80%). With a conservative estimate of revenues at 2 percent of volume, this results in annual revenues of about $6.6 billion from electronic payments.

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India’s Finally Polio-Free. Here’s Why it Matters.

As of today, India has gone three years without a single case of wild poliovirus, which means it’s now officially “polio-free.” India’s achievement is one of the most impressive accomplishments in global health, ever.

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"Shuga" is Saving Lives in Nigeria

The MTV show "Shuga" portrays the lives and loves of a group of young people. Seamlessly interwoven into the storylines are vital messages related to HIV and a wide range of other sexual health messages.

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