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Piecing Together the Nepali Project By: Lauren Spigel, Program Associate   Part I: Vial to Child Many moving parts must come together to execute a project.  Imagine a puzzle in which all the pieces are constantly evolving and changing shape….

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New Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant VaxTrac is excited to announce a $2.5 million investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support development and implementation of improved technology for our ongoing childhood immunization project in Benin, West Africa. Since 2012,…

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Introducing: Our New Team Member Carmen! By: Carmen Johnston, Administrative Coordinator Hello VaxTrac community! As my first full week comes to a close I’m happy to announce how thrilled I am to be a part of such a hands on…

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Welcome: Lauren Spigel! By: Lauren Spigel, Program Associate Lauren Spigel here signing in as VaxTrac’s newest Program Associate.  Tomorrow marks my one week anniversary with VaxTrac and I’m absolutely thrilled to be here. I come to VaxTrac with several years…

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Trip Notes: Meredith on Navigating Nepal By: Meredith Baker, Program Manager   The beautiful Summit Hotel in Kathmandu overlooks the bustling city below, nestled between sloping hills which sit comfortably in the shadow of regal snow-capped mountains. It is also…

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Visit to VaxTrac Headquarters in the US: An extraordinary experience of cultural exchange (VOYAGE AU SIEGE US DE VaxTrac, UNE EXTRAORDINAIRE EXPERIENCE D’ECHANGES INTERCULTURELS) By: Fidel Marc, Benin Project Manager I was very excited when I got my entry visa…

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Hi! My name is Mary Michael McDuff, and I will be working as a program associate for VaxTrac this summer in VaxTrac’s new Atlanta office. I am a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I…

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Greetings from VaxTrac’s new office in Atlanta! My name is Anita Narayanan and I am one of VaxTrac’s program associates.  As you will probably be seeing Mary Michael McDuff (the other program associate) and I post/tweet/Facebook over the next few…

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Last weekend I had the singular pleasure of spending a night with some of the best and brightest young minds in the country. I’m talking about ID Hack, a 24 hour hackathon put on by  the Harvard Developers for Development…

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Arriving in the tourist epicenter that is Bali—surrounded by five-star resorts and haute couture outposts—was a bit of a change from my normal travel patterns, in which I find myself more often in the remote hills of rural Africa. It…

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We’ve added a new major release of our immunization tracking software. Changes include: New biometric backend service: Our biometric backend has been decoupled completely from our UI and rewitten completely to provide much faster matching. Optional Parental Biometrics: Parents/ Guardians…

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Over the past few years, we as an organization have experienced our fair share of obstacles to overcome and other generally difficult tasks. After Thursday though, I think I can say we have finally stumbled upon the single most onerous…

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