A Rapid, Reliable Ebola Test

A fast, reliable and affordable Ebola diagnostic tool is critically needed to contain the spread of the virus and expedite patient treatment. A new research project based at the University of Westminster seeks to develop a viable solution with EbolaCheck, a portable device capable of diagnosing the virus from a small sample of bodily fluids within 40 minutes.

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Grain Tools Help Women in Senegal Thrive

In sub-Saharan Africa, 20% of the annual grain harvest is lost due in part to ancient processing methods. Women and girls often spend several hours each day threshing millet with a mortar and pestle and then wind winnowing to separate the grain from the chaff. Compatible Technology International developed three a suite of three tools that capture 90% of the grain.

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Human trials begin to test new drugs against Ebola virus

  In March of this year, the Ebola virus broke out in Guinea and quickly spread through four other West African countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal. The virus is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids, and in Africa can be contracted through consumption of bush-meats. Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the virus, which …

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Locally-Sourced Solar Light

An estimated 90% of the population of Mali has no access to electricity and is thus hostage to daylight to be productive. Italian architect Matteo Ferroni identified that this problem has a dramatic impact on the lives of villagers, particularly women, as it limits their ability to carryout their responsibilities. Through years of work he has developed a solar lamp …

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