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"Paul Farmer Says the Best Way to Stop Ebola Is to Build Up Health Care in Africa"

Public Radio International Health & Medicine
Paul E. Farmer , 1993 MacArthur Fellow
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"Saved by a Solar Suitcase"

The Wall Street Journal Life & Culture
Related Grantee: WE CARE Solar
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"Securing Education for Girls"

The New York Times Opinion
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STIR Education: Building a Movement of Teacher Changemakers

This video provides an overview of STIR’s approach, which seeks to empower teachers to reimagine their role in leading change. Read More
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Update: Nigeria 2015 Election Security Threat Assessment

The use of federal force in crushing opposition may be the greatest threat to the success of Nigeria’s 2015 general election, according to an updated election security threat assessment from the Cleen Foundation. Read More

"New Wave of African Writers With an Internationalist Bent"

The New York Times
Chimamanda Adichie, 2008 MacArthur Fellow
Dinaw Mengestu, 2012 MacArthur Fellow
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Staff

Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office

Judith F. Helzner

Special Advisor to the President and Vice President
Portrait of Mary R. Page

Mary R. Page

Director, Human Rights and International Justice
Portrait of Jorgen Thomsen

Jorgen Thomsen

Director, Conservation & Sustainable Development
Portrait of Raoul J. Davion

Raoul J. Davion

Associate Director, Girls' Secondary Education

Waheed Adeniran

Driver, Nigeria

Esther Ifesanmi

Executive Secretary, Nigeria

Hauwa K. Kazeem

Program Assistant, Nigeria

Susan Paul

Library Assistant, Nigeria

Amina Usman

Program Administrator, Nigeria

Rahab Uzoije

Receptionist, Nigeria