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Want More Students to Finish? Focus on the Start.

Strong Start to Finish is a national campaign that is led by the Education Commission of the States and is designed to take what we know about better equipping all students for success as they transition into college. The campaign will work with select states and institutions on widespread adoption and implementation of core principles that have been shown to help more students make it to and through those all-important introductory courses.

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My experience traveling to Bangladesh; the country at the heart of the global water crisis

Let’s try something. Walk to the nearest faucet and pour yourself a glass of water. Pretty easy, right? In Bangladesh, for young girls, this short walk ends up becoming a four-mile hike only to wait in line and receive a couple buckets of dirt-ridden water for the whole day.

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There’s No Place Like Home (for receiving health care)

Stasia Obremskey & Grace Carroll share their experience meeting women in Mozambique who want to take control of their health and their futures, by using contraceptives to time and space their pregnancies.

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When Women Are In Charge Of Family Planning, Everyone Wins

The role of women in Family Planning. She says that when women are empowered, they become active participants in decision-making for their family like determining its size. She further highlights that despite the progress made through multiple policy and intervention implementations in the last few decades, there remain some challenges that need to be addressed because for many women in India access to contraceptives is still a problem. It also talks of the recently launch of The Challenge Initiative for Healthy Cities (TCIHC) which aims to work closely with city governments to address family planning and maternal and child health needs among the urban poor.

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Innovation: Building New Infrastructure to Fight Neglected Diseases

A new, more natural mouse model for cryptosporidiosis.

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