In Rural Africa Motorcycles Aren’t Just Fun, They Are A Lifeline For Millions

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship   
August 29th, 2013

In Rural Africa Motorcycles Aren’t Just Fun, They Are A Lifeline For Millions

When thinking of how to best help an impoverished and remote community, most might think about investing in better healthcare or education. One of the biggest issues, however, is that one must have a delivery system to bring this infrastructure in. That’s where Riders For Health comes into picture using motorcycles to distribute medicine to rural areas of Africa.

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Panzi Hospital: A Critical Pulse For Justice, Peace And Health

50.50   
April 19th, 2013

Panzi Hospital: A Critical Pulse For Justice, Peace And Health

Survivors of sexual violence and conflict in the Congo are creating their own social change and motion through holistic healing, medical access, and community transparency.

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Ending The Cycle Of Poverty: The Real Story Of Neglected Tropical Diseases

End the Neglect   
February 7th, 2013

Ending The Cycle Of Poverty: The Real Story Of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected Tropical Diseases are a huge issue in impoverished populations, but unfortunately they are often overlooked by media and aid organizations. Global awareness and activism must be emphasized to eradicate these diseases that are wholly preventable.

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Improving Medical Education In Rwanda

OdeWire   
January 18th, 2013

Improving Medical Education In Rwanda

Global health has focused on the material aspects of healthcare delivery in impoverished countries, such as building clinics and hospitals and increasing access to cheap medications and vaccinations. While all of these things are incredibly important, a new focus on health education and training must be made to achieve sustainability.

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Talking Book: Bringing Knowledge To Remote Rural Villages

GOOD   
December 27th, 2012

Talking Book: Bringing Knowledge To Remote Rural Villages

Aware of the challenges that come with providing efficient and affordable technology and access to education systems to rural areas throughout the world, the Talking Book program has created a device which delivers audio messages that range from advice on how to produce a successful crop yield, to how and where to receive vaccinations for deadly diseases.

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Noodles Help The Hungry

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 22nd, 2013

Noodles Help The Hungry

You likely know how great ramen noodles are for the average college student whose trying to stay within their budget, but did you also know the favorite food choice among cash-strapped college kids is helping to fight world hunger? Because of it’s easy preparation, high-level of convenience, and cost-effective qualities, it’s become the popular choice to feed those who struggle to find a filling meal.

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Tackling Poverty And Disease With Innovative Health Financing

allAfrica   
March 19th, 2013

Tackling Poverty And Disease With Innovative Health Financing

Mozambique has become the latest African country to instill a financial transaction tax and airplane levy to support health services in developing countries. Philippe Douste-Blazy, board chairman of the international financing mechanism, explains the intricacies behind health financing.

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The Yogurt Mamas

TheIntelligentOptimist   
January 30th, 2013

The Yogurt Mamas

In Tanzania, where an estimated 800,000 people are infected with the HIV virus, probiotics such as yogurt are invaluable for treating intestinal infections and discomfort. Now, a phenomenon of yogurt “mamas”, or people who make yogurt, typically in their own kitchen or local kitchen, make it easier for the community to gain access to the effective probiotic.

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Drink This Probiotic Coffee And Maybe You’ll Escape This Winter’s Many Strains Of Illness

Co.EXIST   
January 14th, 2013

Drink This Probiotic Coffee And Maybe You’ll Escape This Winter’s Many Strains Of Illness

By finding a way to keep good bacteria alive even in hot temperatures, the new coffee beverage developed by Ganeden Biotech delivers a kick of caffeine as well as health-boosting probiotics meant to aid your immune system.

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New Test Could Revolutionize Malaria Treatment

VoiceofAmerica   
November 30th, 2012

New Test Could Revolutionize Malaria Treatment

A new diagnostic test could revolutionize the treatment of malaria, one of the world’s most persistent and deadly diseases, making it possible to diagnose the illness from a single drop of blood or saliva.

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