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By: Lauren Spigel, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator   Build Empathy First In our first blog post  about human centered design, we talked about building empathy for design thinking. But what does “empathy” really mean, and how does it translate into…

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By Lauren Spigel, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator 2015 was a year abuzz with talk about human centered design among the international development community. Words like “human centered” and “design thinking” may sound like international development buzzwords on par with “sustainability”…

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Par Landry Adjai Dans la zone PAS, Département de Ouémé-Plateau ici au Benin, trois principaux moyens de transport sont mis en œuvre notamment les motos Apache de VaxTrac, la pirogue et les barques motorisées. La visite de 24 centres de santé…

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By: Katie Landis, Summer Associate During my time with VaxTrac this summer, I focused on developing my qualitative research skills. Through working with the VaxTrac team, I learned firsthand all of the details that go into designing focus groups. It…

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By: Shawn Sarwar, Director of Technology At VaxTrac, we spend a large amount of time going through feedback in order to improve our system. For the Build Team that can mean automated crash reports from internal systems, technical reports from…

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By: Samantha Rabenjamina, Software Engineer Seven months ago I joined VaxTrac’s Build Team and have found our work environment to be really enjoyable, as well as our snack cabinet. Between two lines of code, you will often find us laughing…

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By: Subecha Dahal, Atlas Service Corps Fellow With two weeks behind me in VaxTrac and over a month in DC, it is interesting to reflect back on the seemingly long and intense past couple of months before I started my…

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By: Jessica Walker, Administrative Coordinator Growing up in Elon, North Carolina I was spoiled…we were 3 hours from the mountains and 3 hours from the beach. But if you ask me if I’m a beach or mountain girl, my answer…

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VaxTrac est désormais présente dans la Zone Sanitaire Djougou Copargo Ouaké ! By: Fidele Marc Hounnouvi, Benin Project Manager Installée au Bénin depuis 2012, les activités de l’ONG VaxTrac ont jusque-là couvert les Zones sanitaires Porto-Novo Aguégués- Sèmè-Kpodji (PAS), et…

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Behind the Scenes of the New VaxTrac Video By: Lauren Spigel, Program Associate I recently worked with videographer David Blumenfeld to produce a video highlighting the new tablet-based version of VaxTrac that we launched Benin. By building a version of VaxTrac…

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Nepal – Where’s the internet at? Keep trekking… By: Kailash Thiyagarajan, VaxTrac Nepal Contractor   Two weeks and 600 kilometers later, VaxTrac employees Duncan and Kailash find themselves back in Kathmandu; a successful work trip visiting remote Village Development Communities…

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Welcome to the VaxTrac Team Katie Landis By: Kathryn Landis, Program Associate-Nepal   Hello everyone! My name is Katie Landis and I will be working as a Program Associate this semester for VaxTrac’s Vial-to-Child project in Nepal. Originally from Corvallis,…

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