Africa

Technology For Good Through Vodafone’s Wireless Innovation Project Winners

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – PathVis is a clever smartphone-based detection platform built to directly detect and help track infectious diseases afflicting over 250 million people world-wide. It has breakthrough technology that’s able to get results in less than 30 minutes, which can provide health organisations with real-time data to decrease costs and increase efficiency in identifying outbreaks and preventing further spread of disease.

40% Of Women in Nigeria Run Their Own Business but Need Support

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nigeria is the leading economy in Africa right now. It’s also an exciting place to be a woman entrepreneur—a place where 40% of the women run their own business. However, it is not always easy to run a business, as the country has its difficulties and challenges.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Works to End the “Lottery” Of Cancer Treatment In America And Africa

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Throughout the US and around the world, there are huge disparities in cancer care access, quality and outcomes, particularly among minority populations, the poor, and vulnerable. For many patients, quality prevention, screening, treatment, palliative care and survivorship services are either unavailable or access is limited.

Menstruation Still Holds Back Women and Girls

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Last week, UK news reported that the charity Freedom4Girls had discovered school girls in West Yorkshire had no alternative but to stuff toilet paper down their pants to stop themselves from bleeding through their clothes at school. They couldn’t afford sanitary products and some were skipping school as a result.

It Will Take More Than A Job To Economically Power Women

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – International Women’s Day on 8 March has come and gone, but the work still goes on for gender equality. It is widely acknowledged that when women achieve their full potential at work, women and communities are not the only ones that benefit, as gender equality is also good for business.

Nexleaf Preserves the Life of Vaccines in The Developing World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Vaccines are a modern miracle, protecting children from serious illness like polio and smallpox. They help avoid complications from vaccine-preventable diseases such as mumps, whooping cough and measles, which can result in the amputation of an arm or leg, the paralysis of limbs, hearing loss, convulsions, brain damage, and death. However, these vaccine-preventable diseases are still a threat.

Barclays And GSK Know What It Takes To Make A Partnership Successful

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Occasionally, to bring innovation and new initiatives to market companies need partnerships, that can offer scalability, productivity and innovation. In 2013, Barclays and GSK formed a new collaboration combining the skills and expertise of a bank and a healthcare company to help increase access to healthcare and improve economic livelihoods in Africa.

The Global HOPE Revolutionizing Cancer Treatments For Children In Africa

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Cancer is a major public health problem in Sub-Saharan Africa where sadly, the majority of children who are fighting cancer die. The mortality rate here is estimated to be as high as 90 percent.

Nestlé’s “Creating Shared Value” Prize 2016 Backs Social Enterprises In Africa

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – There is a vibrancy of innovation across Africa, where social entrepreneurs are making a difference to improving the lives and economic prospects of Africa’s most vulnerable people and communities. The good news is that momentum is growing, with President Obama pushing entrepreneurship to the forefront of the US agenda by announcing the SPARK initiative to generate “m

56% Of British Workers Would Freely Volunteer Their Skills To Fight Poverty

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Results from a U.K. national online poll released on 2 December 2015 show that 56 percent of British full time workers would freely volunteer their skills to fight poverty in a developing country, provided they had the support of their employer.

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