Pitch in for Clean Water in Kenya

One in nine people globally lack access to an improved water source and, of those, nearly half are concentrated in Africa. U.S social enterprise, PITCHAfrica, has found an innovative way to address this issue, improve education and bring the community together with the creation of a water-harvesting soccer stadium in Kenya.

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PEEK-a-Boo: A Mobile App that’s Easy on the Eyes

A team of ophthalmologists, engineers, business experts and software developers based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is developing a mobile app that is changing the way that eye exams can be conducted. Called Peek Vision, the group has developed a Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK), which consists of new innovative technology that allows health care workers …

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Providing Incentives for Good Health Practices

Healthcare is one of the most fundamental aspects of human lives being addressed by NGOs and non-profits. Programs are regularly forced to choose between addressing acute and chronic conditions, or proving preventative services. The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) has been implementing a Micro Health Insurance program that offers mostly preventative services while providing limited treatment. The …

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