360° Approach to Disability Support in Vietnam

Despite representing up to 15 percent of Vietnam’s population, people with disabilities face severe barriers to inclusion and lack access to adequate support. But now, thanks to the Lifestart Foundation’s holistic three-pronged approach to disability support, this community is gaining access to the skills and tools they need to achieve self-sufficiency.

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From Simple USB Key to Educational Software for $7

Nissan Bahar and Franky Imbesi are the inventors behind the Keepod, an 8 GB USB drive that contains its own operating system with complimentary apps all running on the Android OS. The issues these inventors are seeking to address are the connectivity concerns found with schools in the Global South. Schools strapped for cash often receive their computers as donations …

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US Grad Students Develop Cheap Incubation Alternative

Embrace, an NGO formed through a challenge presented to a group of graduate students at Stanford University, has developed a novel incubation device that retails for less than 1% of the cost of a traditional incubator and it is being incorporated into public health care in hospitals and clinics across the Global South. According to the WHO, 450 babies die …

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X-runner: Filling the Gap in Sanitary Services

On the periphery of Lima, Peru, exists slum or shanty communities with hundreds of thousands of residents who moved to the capital in search of a better life. Due to the irregular and sometimes illegal nature of these communities, they are often not serviced by many municipal services, such as plumbing. This condition creates a dangerous breeding ground for communicable …

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