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Libraries Improving Lives of Displaced Populations

Addressing needs of IDPs and refugees in places where no public library exists in the vicinity, a French-based charity Libraries Without Borders has designed “Ideas Box” – a highly mobile information toolkit reminding a modern library packed into several large boxes.

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Polio Outbreaks: What You Need to Know

In the last week, the World Health Organization confirmed that three children— two in Ukraine and one in Mali— were paralyzed from circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV). Though the Ukraine and Mali cases are unrelated, the root cause was failure to vaccinate children, leaving large populations of unprotected kids in these areas.

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We Want to Hear Your Thoughts: How Can Libraries Best Serve Their Communities ?

The Foundation's Global Libraries initiative is currently exploring ways to maximize its support of public libraries in ways that foster innovation and dramatically accelerate positive and lasting change in libraries throughout the U.S. and around the world. We would like to hear your thoughts about how libraries can best serve their communities in a future where ebooks and ubiquitous digital content is the norm.

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Cholera in the Time of Social Media

Amazingly (to me) social media is now important to my work; offering a larger, more comprehensive picture of cholera outbreaks and a way to communicate about cholera and other diseases to people around the world. The more we know, in real time, about where
cholera is appearing, the better we can fight it.

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How Libraries Empower Women, Strengthen Healthcare, and Bridge the Education Gap

Around the world, libraries are on the front lines of innovative development.

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