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Why Ebola Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Drug Development

November 21, 2014 | by Els Torreele, Piero Olliaro
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First Steps: A Brief History of the Step by Step Program

November 17, 2014 | by Sarah Klaus, Liana Ghent
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Open Society Voices

Why Ebola Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Drug Development

November 21, 2014 | by Els Torreele

The lack of drugs to cure or prevent Ebola shows that the private drug development is not meeting public health needs. Luckily, a new public model is emerging.

Lapdogs vs. Watchdogs: State Advertising and Media

November 18, 2014 | by Mark Thompson, Marius Dragomir

In many countries, governments reward loyal media with millions in advertising revenue and, in doing so, stifle critical information.

Grantee Spotlight

Bringing the Streets to Politics: Hip-Hop Promotes Openness in Senegal

November 11, 2014

Senegalese youth learn to express and sustain demands for change through a project that emphasizes rap and hip-hop culture.

Power for Life Falls by the Power of the People

November 4, 2014

Protests in Burkina Faso raise the question: do term limits help or hinder nascent democracies?

In Sparks of a Fire, Lessons for West African Health

October 31, 2014

A visit to two Dakar schools shows the need for, and potential effectiveness of, training children in Ebola-prevention measures.

Grantee Spotlight

The Transformative Power of Photography and Collaboration

October 28, 2014

Recipients of the 2014 Audience Engagement Grants cover a range of places, populations, and ways to merge activism with documentary art.

Public Broadcasting Services Can Deliver Democratic Values. Few Do.

October 28, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson

Public broadcasting services can express the ideals of a democracy. But as of now only a few in the world really serve the public.

Five Legal Strategies that Preserve the Rights of Women Living with HIV

October 22, 2014

Women living with HIV can easily lose their homes and property. The resulting hardship can keep them from treatment, and dependent in relationships. But these legal strategies can help protect their rights and their health.

From a “Situation Room,” Democracy Spreads in West Africa

October 20, 2014

An election-monitoring process that began in a West African hotel has gone online and across oceans, providing lessons for advocates around the world.

Looking Past Quarantine to Community Health

October 9, 2014 | by Chris Stone

As the spread of Ebola continues to unfold, new health and economic challenges will emerge. But we can use this experience as an opportunity to develop a responsive health system rooted in communities.

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