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October 21, 2014 Garrett Spiegel

Last year we field tested Comet—a compact and radically low-cost phototherapy device designed for rural clinics and micro-hospitals—in three countries, India, Kenya, and Nepal. With Comet, D-Rev was seeking to catch severely jaundiced babies living far away from urban referral centers that treat severe jaundice, or hyperbilirubinema. Once a baby …

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October 21, 2014 Kelly Blank

Having fun with hyperlapse in the D-Rev office!

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Rob in Thailand meeting with a potential manufacturing partner
October 8, 2014 Rob Weiss

How should we view the world’s poor: as impoverished recipients of humanitarian aid, or a dynamic, untapped market? Influential books including CK Prahalad’s “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid” and Paul Polak’s “Out of Poverty” proposed that visionary social enterprises—companies that seek both financial returns and positive impact on human lives—can “do well while doing good” by delivering goods and services to the world’s least-wealthy people.

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A doctor walks Krista through an Indian community health clinic last year.
October 3, 2014 Krista Donaldson

About two months ago, The Guardian’s Global Health team asked me to contribute five innovations that I thought would be revolutionary in global health. After kibitzing with my colleagues at D-Rev, I submitted a list, and after a few weeks received a polite note saying that my submission wasn’t really …

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