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Through music and nutrition, a farmer’s passions come alive

Organic farmer James Mutinda has found many ways to serve his community in Kenya, from music to beekeeping and beyond.

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James Mutinda, a farmer, teaches music to students using recycled items for instruments at Lulu Light School in Machakos County, Kenya, on September 19, 2023.

The compassionate doctor

Kenyan doctor Loice Achieng Ombajo helps patients—and her entire country—find answers during times of medical crisis.

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Dr. Loice Achieng Ombajo

For Hellen, Moheto Muungano is more than a name

Forming a women’s collective was just the beginning. To create economic power, Hellen’s women’s group built a system around belonging.

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Meet Hellen Odira Mwita, who along with a group of women from her community, formed a farming collective growing sweet potato vines. Learn how the group is thriving through communal farming and joint savings.

Six picks from a surgeon and health activist

When you need to look at a problem in a new light, turn to this surgeon health activist's recommendations that fuel his passion as an advocate for people in his community and around the world.

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Six Picks from Goalkeeper Dr. Sukhmeet Singh Sachal

Out of grief, a daughter’s mission to transform healthcare

Nneka Mobisson’s father believed in the power of technology to save lives in his community. She’s honoring his memory by using AI to address inequalities in healthcare.

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Portrait of Nneka Mobisson, Co-Founder and CEO of mDoc, during an outreach program at the Balogun Market in Lagos, Nigeria, on September 14, 2023. mDoc is a social enterprise that integrates proven methodologies in quality improvement and behavioral science with web and mobile-based technology to optimize the end to end care experience for people living with chronic health needs such as diabetes, hypertension, and cancer.

Six picks from a young political leader

When you need to look at a problem in a new light, turn to this young political leader's recommendations.

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Six Picks from Goalkeeper Jana Degrott

The link between women’s health and women’s economic power

We asked three African women leaders why women’s health is critical for the health of economies. Here’s what they told us.

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Health extension workers look on at a health post in Fogera District, Ethiopia. Through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Adolescent 360 program the Health Extension Workers identify, sensitize and refer girls and couples for counseling and contraception services.

Six picks from scientist Thulile Khanyile

When you need to look at a problem in a new light, turn to this South African scientist’s recommendations.

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Six Picks from Goalkeeper Thulile Khanyile

Meet the NAU student who’s graduating debt-free

For Jessica Gonzalez, the future looks bright. Leaders can take steps to ensure more students like her are set up for success after graduation.

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Jessica Gonzalez