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Pallab Ghosh

27 August 2018

Yemen

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Cholera cases are dramatically reduced in areas that use the technology to predict where cholera cases are most likely to occur by monitoring rainfall. Health workers use this information to head off the disease and a...

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Roland Pease

26 August 2018

Queensland, Australia

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The Cavendish banana is the preferred banana worldwide thanks to its size and being seedless. It's this latter trait, however, that has made it susceptible to disease. Currently under attack by a deadly fungus, one sc...

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Douglas Fraser

Manuela Saragosa

22 August 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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With tourism on the rise, city governments should prioritize the needs of residents first then those of visitors, says Xavier Font, professor of sustainability marketing at the University of Surrey. Two strategies to ...

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Tom Colls

Harriet Noble

20 August 2018

United Kingdom

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Inventors have come up with energy-efficient refrigeration options. A fridge uses water and ice to protect vaccines in places with irregular access to electricity. An engine that runs on liquid nitrogen reduces fossil...

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Nicola Kelly

Harriet Noble

14 August 2018

Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Italy

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To bring more people to almost-deserted Italian towns, town leaders are attempting to grow the “albergo diffuso” model, which roughly translates to “scattered homes.” Many Italian towns have land as well as the desire...

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Harriet Noble

13 August 2018

Lagos, Nigeria

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Waste has value, says Bilikiss Abiola, founder of Wecyclers. Her team travels through the slums in Lagos on bicycles, paying families cash in exchange for their recyclable trash. The business has made the city cleaner...

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Dougal Shaw

7 August 2018

Oxford, United Kingdom

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A project in Oxford gives homeless individuals QR codes that passersby can scan with their phones. The QR code links to information about the homeless person and facilitates electronic donations. A case worker co-mana...

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Harriet Noble

7 August 2018

London, England

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Through changes in daily routines or the structure of choices, ‘nudge’ theory can move people towards acting in ways that are beneficial to themselves and others. In this instance, a nine-year old girl’s voice present...

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Sam Judah

2 August 2018

Kolkata, India

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‘Quack” doctors—people illegally seeing and treating patients without a license—is a common sight in rural India. A new program seeks to train, rather than eliminate, these “doctors” and use them to expand the reach o...

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Sam Judah

Harriet Noble

30 July 2018

West Bengal, India

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A 9-month course is giving India’s rural healthcare workers their first formal education in medicine. The program doesn’t solve the problem of underqualified people casting themselves as doctors. However, it has helpe...

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Richard Kenny

Ammar Ebrahim

24 July 2018

United States

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As wildfires have become increasingly more pronounced due to climate change which primes areas to burn, lands and communities are being destroyed all over the world. To have a chance for survival, projects throughout ...

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Josie Golding

23 July 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Ebola is a highly contagious deadly disease that can wipe out dozens of people in a community if it goes untreated or undetected. However, there is now a vaccine that can be given to anyone who may have come into cont...

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Dougal Shaw

20 July 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Is no one listening to your public service announcement? Try having a child read it. At the Victoria metro station in London, escalator injuries have fallen by nearly two-thirds since the station began running announc...

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Luis Fajardo

18 July 2018

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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To attract foreign investment, Honduras is creating privatized cities with Western-style laws and foreign judges. The development initiative is bringing in money and creating jobs, but the enclaves are tailored to ple...

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Elizabeth Davies

Harriet Noble

2 July 2018

Gaza Strip, Palestine

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To rebuild Gaza, Green Cake manufactures construction blocks out of locally-available ash and rubble. It’s a low-cost and reliable alternative to importing supplies from Israel.

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

18 June 2018

Nigeria

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Stigma stands in the way of safe sex practices. A start-up in Nigeria called Slide Safe is addressing the problem by offering at-home STI test kits. Supplies are delivered in inconspicuous packaging. Customers can als...

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Dougal Shaw

4 June 2018

London, England

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An app called Olio addresses the issue of food waste in London by recruiting 1,000 "food waste heroes" to gather excess food from restaurants and redistribute them amongst the neighborhood using the Olio platform. Any...

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Ammar Ebrahim

Dougal Shaw

28 May 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Technology can help reduce food waste. Olio and Winnow are two examples. Olio is an app that allows people to easily exchange extra or unwanted food for free. Winnow is a smart trash can that calculates the cost of wa...

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Elizabeth Davies

30 April 2018

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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Public support is key to advancing peace. That’s the idea behind Minds of Peace, an initiative that brings together ordinary Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate mock trust-building measures and political agreements...

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Nanchanok Wongsamuth

29 April 2018

Yala, Yala Province, Thailand

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In the midst of chaos and bloodshed between Muslims and Buddhists, a small province in Thailand has created a youth orchestra to bridge divides between people. The orchestra was met with initial skepticism but has sin...

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Vincent Ni

Alvaro Alvarez

28 April 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Chinese Americans in San Francisco came together to discuss their wide-ranging political viewpoints. The “Make America Dinner Again” event encouraged four Republicans and four Democrats to listen and connect with each...

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Pinar Ersoy

Mark Lowen

27 April 2018

Gaziantep, Turkey

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Since the Syrian conflict began, some “3.5 million Syrian refugees have poured into Turkey” causing strife and divisions between the two groups. That’s why the E.U is funding schools that integrate Turkish and Syrian ...

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Ana Lucia Gonzalez

27 April 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Gang violence in Chicago is not uncommon, but one organization is working to change what happens in the aftermath of funerals. Dubbed a public health program, Cure Violence enlists the help of community members to att...

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Pinar Ersoy

Mark Lowen

27 April 2018

Gaziantep, Turkey

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Schools across Turkey are working to support hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children crossing the border. The schools aim to integrate Syrian children into their schools while accepting Syrian culture and cus...

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Emily Kasriel

26 April 2018

Toronto, Canada

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The Regent Park neighborhood in Toronto is now home to a mixed income housing development project in which residents of different income groups are living alongside one another. It’s also bringing a private developer ...

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