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ALIGN is a digital platform and program of work that works to create a global community of researchers and thought leaders, all committed to gender justice and equality. It provides new research, insights from practice, and grants for initiatives that increase our understanding of – and what works to change – discriminatory gender norms.

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus with no vaccine that is mostly spread by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. It can also be passed from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby, causing a unique pattern of birth defects. Viruses such as dengue and chikungunya are also transmitted by the same species of mosquito as Zika.

Feeding America is a non-profit organization which works closely with the private sector, and has a mission to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engaging the US public, private, and government agencies.

This article describes empathy as the first step in human-centered development. In a general sense, empathy is our ability to see the world through other people's eyes, to see what they see, feel what they feel, and experience things as they do.  

Since 2015, Liberia has been rebuilding the country’s health system, which was devastated by a civil war that ended in 2003 and again by the Ebola epidemic that ended in 2015. But improvements in the remote clinics are a ways off.

This case study describes a pilot project in Cote d'Ivoire which promotes HIV self-testing via barbershops. Preliminary human-centered-based research resulted in a finding that barbershops were a key gathering point for men in Côte D’Ivoire. The HIV self testing promotions were also communicated via religious leaders and social media.

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