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Amie Newman

Title Director of Communications and Development
Organization Jacaranda Health

Amie Newman is the Director of Communications and Development for Jacaranda Health, creating East Africa’s first truly sustainable and scalable maternal health service delivery organization for low-income women. 

Prior to this role, Amie served as editor for Impatient Optimists as a global communications officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Posts By Amie Newman

7 People Who Are Changing the World

Who are these ultra-amazing humans who are disrupting the status quo?

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Motherlode Asks: What Prevents Family Planning Programs From Helping All Women?

Jane Otai's blog post in the Motherlode explains the real link between family planning, child health and the reality of women's lives.

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5 Things We Hope Will Inspire Everyone to Help Change the World

The 3-day Social Good Summit, happening in New York City (with smaller meet-ups and live-streamed around the world), is like a giant laboratory for social change. As world leaders meet at the UN to engage in high-level discussions about how to end extreme poverty, the Social Good Summit allows “regular people” to engage in dialogue on these same issues—using social media and technology as tools for change.

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Watch What Happens When the World Comes Together for Family Planning

Tong is part of a documentary about the recent Women Deliver conference -- an event held in May of 2013, in Kuala Lumpur--which brought together 4500 people from 149 different countries to talk about family planning globally.

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Reporting on Global Health in a "New Media" World

Today, six new media journalists - from all over the world discussed (on--what else--Twitter) the ways in which new media impact the work they do.

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