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    Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria

    Can there be a world without malaria? It will require an expansion of current strategies and innovative solutions, such as the Rapid Assessment of Malaria device, which uses refrigerator strength magnets and a laser point to diagnose malaria, and Malaria Consortium’s use of mobile technology and village health groups to support community health care.

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‘Tell it True’ Tackles Corruption in Liberian Schools

‘Tell it True’ Tackles Corruption in Liberian Schools

April 24th, 2015

. By Courtney Mollenhauer

Sector: Education,Inventions

Rampant corruption in Liberia’s education system represents a major development obstacle. Thankfully, ‘Tell it True’, a free new reporting tool has emerged to identify unjust behaviour and hold educators accountable. This innovative SMS-based service allows students to report school-related problems anonymously.... (more)

Tags: Africa,Corruption,Education,Liberia,school system,Transparency

Grassroots Approach Helps Kenyan Dairy Groups Double Milk Production

Grassroots Approach Helps Kenyan Dairy Groups Double Milk Production

April 22nd, 2015

. By Managing Editor

Sector: Agriculture,Livelihoods

Dairy production is a vibrant sector in Kenya that contributes to 4% of GDP annually. Many dairy producers in Kenya are smallholder farmers who own only a few cows, and the milk sold from these cows is often the main source of cash income available to a family. As demand for dairy products increases, farmers need to acquire knowledge in... (more)

Tags: Agriculture,dairy production,farming,Kenya,milk

Growing Rhino Horns to Stop Poaching

Growing Rhino Horns to Stop Poaching

April 20th, 2015

. By Elizabeth DiCesare

Sector: Environment

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Tags: Africa,Asia,Medicine,poaching,rhino,Vietnam

Canada’s First Geothermal Power Plant

Canada’s First Geothermal Power Plant

April 17th, 2015

. By Guest Post

Sector: Environment,Inventions

At the end of last year, on a leased property two hours southeast of Regina, Saskatchewan, a local company, Deep Earth En​ergy Corp., began preparations for Canada’s first geothermal power plant. Unlike other renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, geothermal energy runs 24/7, and isn’t subject to seasonal variations as with hydroelectric. According to CanGEA, the Canadian Geothermal... (more)

Tags: Canada,carbon footprint,electricity,geothermal

Improving the Humanitarian Supply Chain with 3D Printing

Improving the Humanitarian Supply Chain with 3D Printing

April 16th, 2015

. By Valerie Busch

Sector: Emergency Relief,Inventions

In 2013, there were approximately 334 natural disasters around the world, resulting in more than 100,000 related deaths. Disasters of this kind result in breakdowns in the supply chain when affected countries most badly need access to goods and services. Field Ready is trying to transform emergency relief by 3D printing supplies locally instead of relying on insufficient supply chains.... (more)

Tags: 3D printing,emergency relief,Haiti,Humanitarianism

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