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Interview: Helping vulnerable communities with AI Special

The company Starmind recently launched the interactive platform RISK TALK during the United Nation’s Climate Change conference. The aim is to connect countries, communities and individuals vulnerable to natural disasters with experts.

Medical technologists find cheaper way to make essential medicine

Durham - Medical technologists have found a means to create an anti-fungal medication, designed to combat Cryptococcal meningitis, less expensively. The drug is intended for use in parts of Africa.

Providing needed medicine to low income countries

One question of social and economic importance is how essential medicines can be provided to an appropriately distributed within low income countries. Medics, as part of The Lancet Commission, have been grappling with the issue.

Growth in e-learning for developing world healthcare workers

In many parts of the developing world, especially areas where pathogens pose a significant risk, resources are scarce. To help with medical training, e-learning platforms provide a way forwards.

UPS exploring drone delivery of medications

Delivery company UPS Partnership is examining the feasibility of using drones to deliver packages of medications into remote regions in Rwanda.

GSK sets out to help low income countries

London - In a bid seemingly to help poorer nations, drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline has said it will not file patents for drugs in the world's poorest countries to improve access to its products in the developing world.

Water filter made from sapwood provides amazing low-tech solution

Run out of drinking water during a lakeside camping trip? Then simply break off a branch from a pine tree, peel away the bark, and slowly pour lake water through the stick, according to a research team at MIT.

Review: New book unleashes 'grandma power'

A global project turned book, documented by world renowned photojournalist Paola Gianturco, follows the lives of women who are a central figure in any family: Grandmas. It is fittingly called, "Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon."

Bill Gates is asking for more Western aid to fight poverty

Cannes - Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is calling on Western nations assembling for the latest G20 summit to promise greater efforts to fight global poverty.

Digital X-ray Scanners May be Affordable to Developing World

A new device developed by John Rowlands and colleagues at the University of Toronto, can produce high-resolution digital X-rays for one-tenth of the usual cost.
 

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