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When it comes to lowering high infant mortality rates, Rwanda has become an encouraging if unexpected example of what can be done with "big data made small."

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Village Health Works has rebuilt a war-torn Burundian village, teaching community members who used to kill each other to instead care for one another. Seattle's global health community is on board.

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From Darhoon Menghwar, of the Daily Ibrat, a Sindhi newspaper in Hyderabad, Sindh province, Pakistan, who attended a Thomson Reuters Foundation “Reporting HIV/AIDS” course in Bangkok in 2008.

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This post describes the Dart Society reunion I attended last month. Named after eminent psychiatrist Dr. Frank Ochberg, he fellows supports journalists who cover issues of trauma and violence to help them both tells stories about those issues with sensitivity and compassion and to deal with the emotional consequences of doing that work.

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Margi Dunlap is executive director of the International Institute of the Bay Area, an organization that provides services to immigrant and refugee families. Dunlap accepted a three-month temporary assignment at the institute in November of 1977, coordinating an English workshop for traumatized refugees. She has also served on a White House Task Force convened to respond to the Mariel refugee crisis in 1980 and has worked with the U.S. Committee for Refugees to develop programs for survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

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