An Introduction to Inflatable Hospitals

Just a few days since the 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, three inflatable tents—each measuring over 1,000m2 in floor space—arrive at the airport in Katmandu. Folded and deflated upon arrival, each tent weighs 2,600 lbs and requires 10 people to carry it from the plane to a waiting truck, which begins a slow and difficult journey to the relief site in the mountainous Gorkha district. Upon its arrival, staff work frantically in shifts throughout the following days and nights to set up a fully-functioning inflatable tent hospital.

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Musicians and Motorbike Riders Take on Ebola Awareness

West Africa is currently facing the largest and most severe Ebola outbreak in human history. With no treatment or vaccine in immediate sight, innovation is integral to the fight to contain the spread of the virus. Learn how music artists and motorbike drivers are leading the charge.

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A $1 Fire Extinguisher Designed for Slum Residents

The city of Las Piñas, Philippines, has introduced a pocket-sized, ready-to-use fire extinguisher valued at $1. This innovative product has been designed to address frequent fires in the country’s urban slums where high population density and poor road infrastructure make timely emergency response extremely difficult.

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