working together to grow small ideas.

  Our final blog for the 100&Change competition was just posted on the MacArthur Foundation’s site, but you can also check it out below! Thank you to everyone for being part of this journey with us — we’ll get back to you later next month with news about the finals! In our original 100&Change application we proposed to eliminate preventable newborn […]

celebrating bilispec’s success.

For those who may not be familiar, every February an organization called Saving Lives at Birth (SL@B) puts out a call for proposals. They ask for projects that demonstrate “groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of delivery.” The organization typically receives anywhere between 500-700 applications from […]

advice for future global healthers.

Hi 360° readers! I’m back with another post about the few things I’ve realized in my short time exploring the field of global health, some I somewhat expected and others that took me by surprise.   There is no immediate gratification in global health; studying global health issues and finding solutions requires relentless pursuit. It takes time […]

the other side of universal healthcare.

Good morning blog readers — We thought it was about time for another guest blogger. Meet Shravya Kakulamarri, a rising sophomore from Redmond, WA majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Global Health Technologies at Rice. This summer, she’s completing a Rice 360 internship in Barretos, Brazil. Shravya has been a communications and marketing person’s dream, […]

to be human is to collaborate.

During the last several weeks, the NEST360° team has met with government and university officials across Malawi, Tanzania, and Nigeria to collect feedback on our proposal. These meetings have made me think of a proverb from my country: “kalikokha nkanyama, ali awiri ndi anthu,” meaning to be human is to work alongside and collaborate with […]

NEST360° Facebook Live is coming…

Africa has the highest neonatal mortality rate in the world. But we don’t have to perpetuate the idea that African newborns are bound to die regardless of our intervention. With support from #100andChange, we can put this myth to rest. #NEST360 will generate continent-wide change within a decade, saving the lives of 500,000 newborns every year at a […]

graduation 2017: expand your tribe.

Rice 360° celebrated its 2017 class of graduates this past month! The occasion included a recognition ceremony for our incredible students: Caroline Brigham Elizabeth Godfrey Sarah Hooper Emily Johnson Anna Klineberg Catherine Levins Tahir Malik Radhika Mohan Anoosha Motoru Truce Pham Nikhil Shamapant Cassie Wang Renata Wettermann Two young 360° alums, Cindy Dinh ’11 and […]

hope for the missing link

  Our latest 100&Change blogpost, written by Dr. Queen Dube, talks engaging our stakeholder community in #NEST360, from Ministries of Health to leaders of large global health organizations to the true beneficiaries of our work — the moms, dads, and small babies in Malawi! We are really enjoying our journey through the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition, especially hearing the compelling […]