Part do-it-yourself kit for pharmacists, and part in-hospital manufacturing, the Pratt Pouch allows local pharmacists to carefully dose out antiretroviral medicines into foilized pouches that can be kept in the home for up to a year!
South African tech writer and speaker Toby Shapshak says, “In Africa, necessity is the mother of invention.” There's certainly a boom in exciting new companies that are tackling vital issues across the continent. We've picked eight of the best #GlobalGoal busting startups that are gaining serious momentum!
Our news feeds are often filled with stories of serious global challenges, which rightly deserve our attention. Yet it is important to remember that we also are making amazing progress on a number of efforts that will create a better world.
GREAT NEWS: The House of Representatives just passed the bipartisan Electrify Africa Act! This bill will help sub-Saharan African countries modernize their power infrastructure and increase their access to electricity—saving lives, strengthening education, alleviating extreme poverty, and accelerating growth and development...
In honor of all those that lost their lives to Ebola, we have to hold donors and implementers accountable to make sure that promised funds go where they are most needed. If that happens, it will be possible to create lasting changes that are felt for generations.
Girls often face barriers to achieving their dreams, but the supportive environment at the Peace Corps' Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camp in southern Ghana helped them talk about the difficulties—and their goals!
The New York Times recently published their annual list of 52 places to go in 2016. Seeing that there were only a handful of destinations from Africa in the past few years, we decided to put together our own list of our favorite cities, countries, and attractions on the continent!
Last year, some of the world’s best advocates helped shape our Poverty is Sexist campaign. This year, with the new Global Goals in play, it was time to get down to business: How can we measure progress in the short and long term?