News & Coverage

SwitchPoint Goes to Ghana
July 24, 2018 | Rebecca Kohler

At the Extreme Affordability Conference in Accra, we saw some of the unusual partnerships and switchpoints that are transforming West Africa’s health and tech landscape.

Getting Innovative: Lessons from SwitchPoint 2018
May 10, 2018 | Miracle Feet

MiracleFeet team members Natalia Siegel and Caroline Perkinson attended the two-day conference last month. Here are the top five lessons they took away from the event.

A Do No Harm Framework for ICT4D: Inspiration from SwitchPoint 2018
May 10, 2018 | Kristen Roggemann

SwitchPoint 2018 was an inspiring, passionate, and delightful indulgence: Spending two days in lush Saxapahaw, North Carolina, thinking about big ideas and learning from leading experts in small group sessions in between performance art and live music shows felt like such a departure from Conference As Usual. 

Pass the mic: 5 life-changing lessons from SwitchPoint
May 03, 2018 | Open Eye Creative

The topics were wide-ranging—technology, gender equality, healthcare for all, and the spread of fake news. Here are a few things we learned during our time at SwitchPoint:

SwitchPoint Is about Health, Technology, Partnerships—and Love
February 13, 2018 | Nola Paterni

We love it for the inspiration we feel there, the connections we make, the performances that move us. 

SwitchPoint 2018: Day 2
May 03, 2018 | Margarite Nathe

Fear and bias get in the way of humanitarian work every day. We'll move forward anyway.

SwitchPoint 2018: Day 1
May 03, 2018 | Margarite Nathe

Day 1 of SwitchPoint 2018 focused on fake news, true stories, and the power both have over how we do good—and how we do evil.

Why Is that Guy Tap Dancing? And Other Frequently Asked Questions about the Arts at SwitchPoint
May 03, 2018 | Margarite Nathe

Art reveals the best and the worst of humanity. It helps us understand each other, reach each other. And as humanitarians, we should remember that behind all our data and frameworks and acronyms, we are simply human beings reaching out to other human beings.

Women on the Rise in Global Health
April 02, 2018 | Margarite Nathe

Women make up 75% of the health workforce in many countries, but hold only 25% of leadership roles. And while up to 84% of global health students are women, they hold only 24% of global health faculty positions and a quarter of directorships in global health centers.So we’re beginning a new series on IntraHealth’s VITAL about women leaders in global health. We’ll be featuring women leaders from throughout the health care and global health fields this year to get their insights on what it will take to change the statistics. And where better to start than with Roopa Dhatt and Kelly Thompson, two of the leaders of Women in Global Health?

Neha Misra Brings Light—and Power—into the Lives of Women around the World
November 16, 2017 | Jessica Marino
Neha Misra embodies the notion that unexpected combinations can create unexpected good—a theme that inspires our annual SwitchPoint conference. Meet Neha below and get your tickets to hear her speak at SwitchPoint 2018.