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Bloop: The Ten Dollar Reusable Device That Saves Lives

For people in low-income countries, undergoing surgery can bear one key additional risk: a lack of access to safe blood supplies means that too many still end up perishing due to loss of blood. But how to prevent major blood loss during surgery, and ensure timely availability of clean and safe blood to those who need it, even in places lacking the appropriate medical infrastructure? Read on

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Ancient Earth Roofing Technique Provides Sustainable Housing in Sub-Saharan Regions

An ancient construction method is providing affordable and sustainable housing to people in sub-Saharan regions. Its resurgence has the potential to not just help those lacking resources to build themselves a decent and affordable home, but thanks to new skills and training, it's also giving them a path out of poverty. Read on

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Life Saving Dots: How Iodine-Soaked Bindis Are Transforming Rural India

Millions of people across India suffer from an iodine deficiency, which can cause serious and irreversible – and ultimately preventable – health problems. Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable. So what can be done to reach out to a country with 500 million women? A simple initiative, recently tested in rural India, may offer a solution: the Life Saving Dot. Read on