Project Blog

Identifying local innovations in Indonesia


At the beginning of this project we set out to test an innovative private sector methodology for identifying local innovation in Indonesia. Along the way, we decided to simultaneously test…

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A picture speaks a thousand words: children and sanitation design

The journey begins: Following months of eager anticipation and logistical preparations, my colleague Claudia and I arrived into Cox’ Bazar Bangladesh on April 27th. We were there to carry out…

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Five ways in which digital is transforming training

MiiHealth’s approach broke new ground in many ways, from the use of ‘distributed simulation’ training to augment training during a humanitarian crisis, demonstrating how the intuitiveness and graphics of tablets…

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Artists not patients


One of the cornerstones of the Healing in Harmony model is the treatment of our beneficiaries as artists. We strongly feel that the role of the artist in society can…

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Scaling into New Country Programs


We have many new projects underway and have made substantial progress on our journey to scale. Here is a snapshot of the progress we have made in addition to our…

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Making the First Hundred Better Body Bag Prototypes: Preparation


The first large-scale production of Better Body Bag (BBB) prototypes started in January 2017, in a space kindly provided by DuPont. The principal recipient for these bags was the International…

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Improving MHM action in emergencies: disseminating IFRC’s experiences


Although there is growing attention to the menstrual hygiene needs of women and girls, it is an area that continues to be overlooked or poorly addressed by humanitarian actors, often…

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Challenges and Opportunities of Menstrual Health in Ugandan Refugee Settlements


“When we were brought here as refugees, it was really difficult because we as women started life from scratch…. it was really a challenge, many women are getting infections because…

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A summary of our early-stage grant work


At the end of 2017 our early stage innovation phase grant came to an end. With funding from Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund and support from Virginia Diodes Inc. and the…

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The devil is in the details

It was a great day when we finally got the prototypes in our hands. Despite delays and malfunctioning parts, our perseverant Head of Research quickly assembled the prototypes, ready for…

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