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Sports and Recreation Injuries Down to 12 percent in Youngsters
A new research reveals that sports and recreation musculoskeletal injuries have dropped 12.4 percent over the past decade for children ages 5 to 14 years nationwide. The research was announced at...more



Business Owners With Autism Profit From Purpose And Joy
While there is a growing movement to help find work for people with autism, for some of them starting their own business was the solution. According to Gregg Ireland, co-founder of Extraordinary...more

Web-based, At-home Interventions Can Help Moms Protect Kids Against Childhood Obesity
A University of Cincinnati research details how a mother's influence could be more effective when supported by Web-based, at-home parent education programs. Adam Knowlden, a former doctoral...more

UN Official Calls to Partner with Civil Society to Combat AIDS
Steve Kraus, director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Asia and the Pacific, calls on a more authentic partnership with the civil society to battle against HIV/AIDS. According to Kraus, in...more

Doctors Rx: Take a Stroll in the Park
Dr. Robert Zarr, seeking to help kids with obesity and diabetes in Washington D.C., has a different prescription for his patients: take a walk in a park. He scours his database of green spaces for...more

Cheap Device Can Work to Treat Cervical Cancer
During his visit to Haiti to help renovate a church, Duke medical doctor David Walmer was inspired to do something to tackle the issue of cervical cancer this side of the Caribbean. Dr. Walmer has...more

Recognizing National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Every September, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) promotes the celebration of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. HHS offers programs and resources for all US citizens...more

Creating Trusting Relationships Between Health Workers, Community Members In the Time of Ebola
The latest Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests that lack of trust in health system caused the Ebola outbreak to get out of control in West Africa during the early stages...more

Texting May Help Cut Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
According to a new University of Michigan research, texting may be good for your health and may reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes. A Txt4health program launched in Detroit and Cincinnati is an...more






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Ashoka Fellow Shares Trends on Africa’s Youth Employment Challenge


Ashoka Fellow Shares Trends on Africa’s Youth Employment Challenge

Tsega Belachew, an Ashoka Changemaker, shares insights on social entrepreneurs paving the path for youth employment solutions in Africa.




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