How citizen-led accountability can improve the health of the most vulnerable

By Jeff Hall on 13 December 2013

If private markets can produce smartphones and tablets, can aid organizations create innovations that are equally sought after? And could those innovations dramatically improve the quality of life for people in the most vulnerable and remote corners of the world?

That’s what I recently hoped to find out in a remote village in Indonesia.

The village is a long way from the bourgeoning skyscrapers and bright lights of Jakarta. Even after touching down in the Indonesian capital, my journey involved several additional flights and a five-hour drive to the border of East Timor. I had travelled to meet with Thomas and Juliana, two very different but dedicated individuals.

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