Portable Solar Power Suitcase Reduces Maternal and Infant Mortality

Here in the developed world, we take modern healthcare and all of the technology that supports it for granted, including the most basic of services, such as power and light. But in the developing world, mothers and newborns can die during childbirth for lack of those simple services, even with the most skilled midwives or doctors attending them. In some areas, midwives have to resort to using candles, kerosene lanterns, or even the light from their cellphones, in order to…

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Social Good And Profitability Are Not Exclusive, They’re Very Compatible

In today’s world where everyone seems to be trying to make a buck, it can be hard to see the bigger picture and accomplish something for the greater good. Times are tough in this economy and if you can come out on top for your business and your own personal gain in any way, it can be seen as a win. In the same vein, in the last few years, something great has been happening in the world of business.…

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Disruptive Innovations Bring On ‘The Female Sanitary Revolution’

Every 28 days across the globe, half the world’s population menstruates. Yet despite this is one of life’s most natural occurrences, for millions of girls and women across Asia, Africa, Central and South America the high cost of sanitary napkins ensures menstruation is a significant challenge.

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Geekbots for Gardens: HarvestGeek

Harvest Geek is all about marrying high-tech innovation with low tech slow food growing. Say what? HarvestBots are small electronic devices deployed in your garden which monitor vitals and automate equipment.

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HP Social Innovation – Slows Spread of Malaria with Mobile Technology

In rural Africa, news travels very slowly. This makes it very difficult to know when isolated cases of malaria start to signal the beginning of any wider outbreaks. The partnership between HP, NGOs, and other companies is tackling this challenge with mobile technologies which could save millions of lives worldwide.

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