I don’t need to remind any of us what occurred in March of 2020 that led to a fundamental shift in the way we conduct business, learn, and generally engage with our communities. So in looking back on this year, I realize just how much we all grew in our practice working in a distributed/remote model. 

Many thanks to Shipra Kayan, a fantastic remote …



Author: Melanie McKenzie Spring/Summer/Winter Internship 2020

Before working at TechChange, my professional experience existed almost exclusively outside: as a ski instructor, a field research assistant, and a trip leader and co-president of my college’s outdoor organization. In my first few weeks as an Education Team Consultant at TechChange, it was intimidating to be in a setting with so many individuals well-versed on topics that seemed unfamiliar to …



The challenges in 2020 reminded us that unity cultivates success. Returning from Peace Corps Madagascar, moving to a new city, and starting a new job – while each daunting on their own – seemed manageable with enough preparation. But like the rest of the world, I did not expect the unprecedented times that the coronavirus unleashed. 2020 tested our ability to endure and adapt – both as individuals and …



For me, as perhaps for many, 2020 tested my relationships. 

With some, we’re too close, too often; we’ve been tested by proximity, by the game to find space in homes and apartments and rooms that feel increasingly, impossibly tight. 

And then, with others, we’re too far; we’ve been tested by distance, by space we’re not allowed to close, that must for our own safety and …



I joined the TechChange team fresh out of finishing my master’s degree of public health and working on the COVID-19 response at Johns Hopkins. For two months, I practically lived at the hospital. I saw hundreds of students showing up to volunteer their time. I saw local restaurants delivering food even though they themselves were struggling. I saw communities fighting to protect their healthcare workers by donating supplies and …



TechChange partnered with Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children and PATH to create an animation that explains the holistic Data Use Partnership (DUP) model and how it is making it easier for health workers at the local, regional and national level to use data for decision making.

PATH’s mission to advance health equity through innovation and partnerships is seen …