Managing a clinical trial in an emergency

Ebola vaccine bottles

Managing a clinical trialin an emergency Deadly health threats, such as the Ebola and Zika viruses, increasingly place urgent demands on the global community. Winning the battle against an outbreak requires a lightning-fast reaction in our interconnected world, where diseases spread faster than ever. A severe Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa from 2014 to…

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Screen time to help children thrive

Indian mother and child playing game on the smartphone

Screen time to help children thrive For years, many practitioners argued against allowing infants and toddlers any access to television or computer screens. But, there is new evidence that reveals that technology, when used intentionally, can help even the youngest flourish. Computer programs can teach infants and young children cause and effect, facial expressions, fine…

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Microneedle patches: Reinventing contraceptives

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Microneedle patches: Reinventing contraceptives More than 225 million women living in developing countries want to control their fertility but do not use effective contraceptive methods. The reason? They face a triple challenge: limited access, along with a lack of methods that are acceptable and affordable. FHI 360, in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology,…

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Cutting-edge research on HIV prevention

HIV-infected cell

Cutting-edge research on HIV prevention Large HIV prevention clinical trials are vital to determining if new experimental products will work to prevent HIV, the results of which can be game-changers in advancing the field of HIV interventions. FHI 360 serves as the leadership and operations center for the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), a global,…

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Leveling the playing field in education

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Leveling the playing field in education Around the world, millions of children are denied the opportunity to receive a quality education because of their circumstances. Many are poor and live in rural areas. Some face discrimination because of their gender, ethnicity, language or disability. And, increasing numbers live in conflict zones and emergency situations. These…

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Food for thought: Nutrition in the first 1,000 days

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Food for thought: Nutrition in the first 1,000 days Good nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life — from pregnancy to 2 years of age — is critical to ensuring that children survive, develop properly and reach their full potential. Until now, there has been too little evidence of which specific actions generate the…

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