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Fellows Friday

Working for the health of the many: How Asher Hasan is bringing insurance coverage to Pakistan’s low-income workersWorking for the health of the many: How Asher Hasan is bringing insurance coverage to Pakistan’s low-income workers

Posted By Karen Eng

Growing up in the UK and coming of age in Pakistan, TEDIndia Fellow Asher Hasan observed a vast discrepancy: those with and without access to basic healthcare, and the devastating social consequences of this disparity. He tells TED Blog the story of how he witnessed a single health disaster ruin the hopes of his childhood […]

Photography

Why I document the often violent and traumatic daily lives of others: Fellows Friday with photographer Jon LowensteinWhy I document the often violent and traumatic daily lives of others: Fellows Friday with photographer Jon Lowenstein

Posted By Karen Eng

Social violence in Guatemala, Mexican and Central American migrant communities in the United States, the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, children with cerebral malaria in Uganda — for the past decade, photographer Jon Lowenstein has been documenting the often violent and traumatic daily lives of individuals and communities living at the edges of society, both […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

From hunger to hope: Joseph Kim at TEDGlobal 2013From hunger to hope: Joseph Kim at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Karen Eng

“North Korea is often in the news, conjuring images of missiles, weapons, dictatorships and sometimes eccentric habits,” says Adrian Hong, TED Fellow and guest curator of Session 9, Forces of Change at TEDGlobal 2013. “But underneath all that bluster is a country racked by starvation, by oppression, by fear, by concentration camps. In many ways, […]

Global Issues

What does extreme poverty look like today? Some nuanced and insightful readingsWhat does extreme poverty look like today? Some nuanced and insightful readings

Posted By Jessica Gross

In today’s talk, Bono — U2 frontman, founder of the anti-poverty organization ONE, and 2005 TED Prize winner – reflects on the past decade’s dramatic reduction in extreme poverty worldwide. “Exit the rockstar, enter the evidence-based activist, the factivist,” he says. Since 2000, according to Bono’s data, eight million more AIDS patients are getting antiretroviral drugs; eight […]

 

Muhammad Yunus' 3 ways to save the developing world

Posted By Tedstaff

Via the Daily Beast : An excerpt from "Creating a World Without Poverty," by Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Grameen Bank. In this essay, Yunus offers three thoughts about how luckier countries can help the developing world during this credit crisis, when gains of the past few years are being erased. The key: social […]

 

StAR: Helping poor countries get their money back

Posted By Tedstaff

This week, the UN and the World Bank launched the Stolen Asset Recovery initiative, or StAR — a plan to help poor countries recover funds stolen by corrupt leaders and stashed overseas. According to Reuters: World Bank estimates that cross-border flow of global proceeds from criminal activities, corruption and tax evasion is between $1 trillion […]