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Latest Posts by Katrin Haase

August 12, 2015

Data Puzzling for a Good Cause

What crosses your mind when making a reservation in a nice restaurant? Is it the location and atmosphere of the place? The type of cuisine they offer? The price of food and drink? Many people have these thoughts in mind when making their choice – however, accessibility can be an even more relevant aspect. A

January 23, 2015

One Morning — and Nine Newborns!

In early 2014, an emergency call from the maternity ward at St. Elisabeth hospital in Arusha in the northern part of Tanzania reached Germany. The situation at the ward was alarming: Mothers who had given birth without complications had to leave the hospital three hours after delivery, three newborns had to share one incubator, and the corridor was turned into a delivery room when too many women were in labor at the same time.

November 21, 2014

How (Almost) Everything is Growing in Poland

Some of you may remember that some time ago I tried (and I really tried hard!) to pronounce some basic Polish words without getting tongue-tied. Have I been successful? Well, to be honest… I failed.

November 13, 2014

Genetic Twins Can Hold Big Surprises

Did you know that more than 900,000 people all over the world fall ill of blood cancer each year? In Germany alone, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer every 16 minutes. For many patients, the only chance for a cure is the transplantation of healthy stem cells from a matching donor.

November 21, 2013

Size doesn´t matter – but Access does! See how Germanplates proves it.

 As a member of the FedEx communications team, I can tell you that I have heard A LOT at work about the idea and the importance of Access over the last couple of years. Access to global markets empowers small and medium companies in particular to grow their businesses. Access connects people and possibilities around the world. Access helps to create jobs.

May 3, 2013

The Making of…. a Truly Global Movie

It was a hot summer’s day in August 2011 when an unusual email popped up in my inbox. “We are a group of film students from Hamburg, Germany and we would like to ask for your support in making a truly global movie,” a young man by the name of Adrian wrote. “Interesting,” I thought, “what exactly does he have in mind when he says a truly global movie?” A few emails and several phone calls later, I had all the information I needed.