News & Coverage

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.
Where Do Big Ideas for Greater Good Come From? Humanitarians Tell All
July 31, 2017 | Nola Paterni
What I love most about these podcasts is that we get to hear about a side of the SwitchPoint speakers that we didn’t see during their presentations.
SwitchPoint Podcast Part 3: Delivery
July 17, 2017 | Brian Southwell
Translating ideas from your head to the world can take many forms. In the last episode of our 3-part series on ideas, we learn how innovators present their ideas to the world. We hear stories about a parent tricking their child to perform, overcoming fears and other emotions, and finding peace.
SwitchPoint Part 2: Developing an Idea
June 14, 2017 | Brian Southwell
A spark of an idea does not always lead to innovation or sustainable change. In this episode, we explore how innovators at SwitchPoint 2017 develop their ideas through collaboration, communication, and sheer belief in the idea.
Humanitarian Innovation, Global Health, and Technology Collide at SwitchPoint 2017
June 01, 2017 | Margarite Nathe
Every year, IntraHealth International hosts SwitchPoint, a conference that pulls together the smart, the curious, and the creative from all circles of humanitarian and global development work. And together, we work to solve the biggest problems of our day. You know, no big deal. Just kidding. It's huge. And now you can check out everything that happened at SwitchPoint 2017.
SwitchPoint Podcast Part 1: Conceiving Ideas
June 07, 2017 | Brian Southwell
In our first part of a 3-episode series, we visit SwitchPoint 2017 to gain insights on how people conceive ideas and where they draw their inspirations.
SwitchPoint 2017: A Haven for Social Good
May 07, 2017 | Nupoor Kulkarni and McCall Wells
Innovation, progress, ideation—buzzwords that start to lose their meaning the more you hear them. In an era of apps, tweets, LinkedIn networking connections, and various other unique technological innovations, the goal of tech is to cross boundaries, and more than providing a service, to do “good” for society.
SwitchPoint: A Patient's Perspective
May 10, 2017 | Chris Hendricks
I could tell you about the specific ideas we heard at SwitchPoint, the ones that would restore your faith in a unified world. I could walk you through the laundry list of geniuses there, but I find I would trip on their humility and courage. I could open up about the friendships there, held close to the heart despite miles of distance, but none of that would be enough. This event deserves something more.
Failing Fast: Does it apply to Healthcare?
May 05, 2017 | Neal Lesh
I had the good fortune of attending and presenting at the 2017 SwitchPoint conference, organized by Intrahealth International, in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. SwitchPoint brings together musicians, innovators, health practitioners, and a wider range of people working in global health and humanitarian response, for a few days of information sharing and soul searching. By putting people who do not typically work together in the same, secluded space and juxtaposing ideas that are seemingly unrelated, the meeting sparks creativity and self-reflection in the speakers, as well as the attendees.