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Healthy Leadership

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“The ambition of healthy leadership can be compared to the ambition of healthy people, healthy communities or a healthy environment. ” International expert in ethics and leadership Dr. Erny Gillen discusses the importance of Healthy Leadership and how Pope Francis’ Leadership principles can lead the way.

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China & USA: Green Health Care Partners

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A delegation from the Chinese health sector came to the Bay Area in September to identify strategies that can address the health effects of climate change and foster green, environmentally sustainable health care in both China and the United States.

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Gates Offers $80M to Close Gender Data Gap

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Compared to the lives of men, little is known about the lives of the world’s women – how much time they spend on unpaid work, if they own land, if they can get credit, which programs meant to help them are succeeding.

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Smartphones, Wearables Empower Health Providers

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Device development at the intersection of smartphones, wearable and flexible electronics, everyday materials and healthcare is advancing quickly. There are smartphone microscopes to detect skin cancers, smartphone software to diagnose ear infections, smart contact lenses to track blood sugar and even paper skin.

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Always On: Living with the Internet of Things

Always On- Living with the Internet of Things

Billions of physical objects – devices, vehicles, buildings – embedded with electronics, software and sensors and connected to the Internet, are continuously and automatically collecting and exchanging information about human activities right now. It’s the emerging Internet of Things (IoT).

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Honors to Women and Girls Who Feed the World

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Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh, founder and chair of BRAC, one of the world’s largest and most effective anti-poverty organizations, was honored as 2015 World Food Prize Laureate earlier this month. He built the success of BRAC on empowering women and girls.

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