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Eyeglasses for All It is estimated that there are 2.5 billion people in the developing world that need, but have no access to eyeglasses.  Current conventional eyeglasses distribution programs rely on well-trained optometrists or ophthalmic nurses to properly diagnose refractive error and provide accurate prescriptions. They also require a skilled technician to grind…(Read More)

A Portable Suitcase to Test Drugs Fake, substandard and poor quality medicines lead to nearly half a million deaths annually and cost upwards of 15 billion dollars. Low-income countries are unable to safeguard their pharmacopeia, and hence these poor quality medicines lead to loss of life, create morbidity and long-term drug resistance. PharmaChK…(Read More)

International Emergency Response Platform  Over six billion people lack sufficient access to emergency care. Globally, more people die from injuries than from AIDS, malaria, and TB combined. Many could be saved by timely medical care. Emergency response has not fully applied the technology, connectivity, and social models currently transforming the way we work together.  Shaffi…(Read More)

SMS Maternal Health Education In Cameroon, 20% of pregnant women never have an Antenatal Care (ANC) appointment and only 35% do an ANC visit during the critical first trimester. ANC is a key driver in reducing maternal and newborn deaths.  After witnessing the dire lack of information in hospitals across Cameroon, Blanche Awafack decided to…(Read More)

Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc (AIDFI)   There are hundreds of thousands upland villages and farms all over the world without easy access to drinking, household or irrigation water. Manually fetching water with an average of 40 liters per household per day results in many problems: time or money spent for fetching water, no water…(Read More)

According to UN Women, 1 in 3 women face some kind of sexual assault at least once in their lifetime. Yet 80% of girls and women do not talk about abuse for multiple reasons – fear, cultural issues, victim blaming – being a few. To mitigate the lack of reporting and create safer public spaces, SafeCity…(Read More)

Summary 2.5 billion people have no access to proper sanitation. Ecoloo is a sustainable toilet system that uses a special formulated bacterial culture to treat human waste and transform it into natural fertilizer. In nearly ten years Ecoloos have been installed in more than 16 countries including Kenya, municipalities in Borneo, festivals in Portugal…(Read More)

Three out of every four female medical school graduates in Pakistan is excluded from the health workforce, while 90% of families in urban slum and rural areas lack access to affordable, quality healthcare. doctHERs is an exclusive network of home-based, female doctors that creates inclusive employment for women in emerging markets while delivering high…(Read More)

AYZH | Zubaida Bai

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Female refugees and migrants continue to suffer from a lack of access to essential health products around vulnerable times of menstruation and childbirth. Ayzh has an innovative model for developing and distributing simple, low-cost products that meet the unique needs of women in low-resource settings, targeting the entire continuum of reproductive, maternal, newborn…(Read More)

Carbon sequestration, or the drawdown of carbon already in the atmosphere, is one potential solution for climate change. Atmocean leverages the natural power of the ocean to green arid lands and freshwater to rural coastal areas. It starts offshore with wave energy converters that operate ocean pumps driven by waves that move pressurized sea-water…(Read More)