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Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Impact - Shedding New Light on Child Brain Development

Given the incredible scientific advances we read about every day in field after field, it’s stunning how little we know about certain things. One of the fields where we have the most to learn is brain development. Dr. Clare Elwell, a professor of medical physics at University College London, has an idea that may help open up this black box around babies’ brains—and, eventually, start driving down the number of children who are cognitively impaired.

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Speeding Up the Race for Medical Innovations

Some global health challenges can seem insurmountable. Innovations are the key to changing the system for the better. The global community needs to encourage more initiatives like these, including Gavi’s work to improve vaccine implementation and strengthen health systems. They are examples that I hope will inspire us to do more.

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Focus on Teachers: Elizabeth Stein, Elevating Co-Teaching

Teacher leader Elizabeth Stein actively pursues her own professional learning and shares her expertise through social media and online communities.

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Tanzania's Tech Set Aims to "Change Society"

“If we can teach young kids how to work within a system and process we can actually get them to see problems within our society and begin tackling those problems, said John Paul Barreto, Co-Founder of KINU.

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Where are the Women in Tanzania's Technology Spaces?

At the junction of two of the biggest roads in Dar es Salaam, up a flight of stairs, in a white room with white tiles and white curtains, you can find Kinu. This is a tech space, where university students come to develop apps, kids aged 6-10 learn to build robots from lego and tech businesspeople can rent a cheap desk with an internet connection.

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