AIDS ribbon. Photograph: Babak Fakhamzadeh

In the early 2000s, my classmates and I pinned red ribbons to our bottle green…

In the early 2000s, my classmates and I pinned red ribbons to our bottle green school sweaters every 1st of December for World AIDS Day. The disease was understood and…

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A Microsoft alum, Brian Arbogast is used to thinking about the necessity of technological innovation…

A Microsoft alum, Brian Arbogast is used to thinking about the necessity of technological innovation – only now, he spends his days applying that type of thinking to fecal sludge…

Dr. Joan Rose and fangirl Chhavi Sachdev at Stockholm. Photograph: Chhavi Sachdev

Dr. Joan Rose is not only the world’s leading expert on cryptosporidium, but also well…

Dr. Joan Rose is not only the world’s leading expert on cryptosporidium, but also well known for her work in water microbiology. She’s one of the few scientists who successfully…

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It’s been eight months since I wrote about the Indian Railways’ toilets and dove deep…

It’s been eight months since I wrote about the Indian Railways’ toilets and dove deep into the world of fecal sludge. This week my investigations continue at World Water Week…

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Uganda’s recent election ushers in a 30th year of power for President Yoweri Museveni forcing…

Uganda’s recent election ushers in a 30th year of power for President Yoweri Museveni forcing many young Ugandans’ to call for change. Election criticisms along with persistent inequality and corruption…

Mt. Sabyinyo, a dormant volcano in the Virunga mastif which stretches across three national borders: Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photograph: Danielle Allyn.

Introducing a new series exploring the international community’s relationship with Rwanda. “It may seem strange…

Introducing a new series exploring the international community’s relationship with Rwanda. “It may seem strange to you here, but all over the world there were people like me sitting in…

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Gurgaon, a relatively new and largely privately developed city just south of Delhi, is littered…

Gurgaon, a relatively new and largely privately developed city just south of Delhi, is littered with bathtubs. They appear abandoned on sidewalks, under lone trees, beside shacks, found in piles…