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How a TED Fellow’s mobile triage app could save lives around the world

How a TED Fellow’s mobile triage app could save lives around the world

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Every day, emergency room workers use triage to prioritize patient care — but exhausted personnel in under-resourced hospitals can easily make deadly errors in diagnostic tests and symptom scoring. South African emergency room doctor Mohammed Dalwai witnessed such avoidable tragedy firsthand while working with Médicins sans Frontières in Pakistan. He resolved never to let it happen again. Dalwai urged MSF to []

Video: Parent by parent, rebuilding trust in vaccination in Pakistan

Video: Parent by parent, rebuilding trust in vaccination in Pakistan

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Last year it was revealed that the CIA ran a fake vaccination campaign as cover to hunt for Bin Laden. And of course, here’s the tragic side effect: Now, Pakistan is facing a polio crisis from unvaccinated children, because health workers are viewed with distrust — if not outright targeted by the Taliban. This moving short []

Not a bug splat: This massive portrait is a message to drone operators

Not a bug splat: This massive portrait is a message to drone operators

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This portrait of a girl tells a story larger than the massive piece of vinyl it is printed on. Unfurled in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan, “#NotABugSplat” was created by a collection of artists and activists, using TED Prize winner JR’s Inside Out campaign, to send a message to drone operators, who reportedly call their kills “bug splats” because they []

My City: Khurram Siddiqi on how not to get lost in Lahore, Pakistan

My City: Khurram Siddiqi on how not to get lost in Lahore, Pakistan

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By Nicola Twilley “In Lahore, you don’t get lost: you start off lost,” explains Khurram Siddiqi. “It’s a condition, not a situation.” Siddiqi, and his friends Asim Fayaz and Omer Sheikh, decided to collaborate on a proposal to install and maintain road signs in the city after it took several phone calls and half an hour for Fayaz to []

Lift the ban on YouTube: Artists in Pakistan speak out

Lift the ban on YouTube: Artists in Pakistan speak out

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As a young musician in Pakistan, TED Fellow Usman Riaz learned to play in the percussive guitar style by watching YouTube videos of Kaki King and her influences, including the founder of the technique, Preston Reed. Now, Riaz is among the artists and musicians calling for Pakistan to lift its seven-month-old ban on YouTube. Talking []