Amplify is the UK’s Department for International Development’s attempt to bring a truly innovative and collaborative approach to aid. Will it work?
What’s the best way to get fresh new ideas for development problems? If the collaboration between the UK government and a Californian tech company has got it right, we need to be encouraging different sectors to work together, rather than against each other.
Ankle band that changes colour to remind parents when vaccines are due comes through trials in Pakistan
Efforts to increase the number of children who are vaccinated against infectious diseases such as polio and measles have been boosted by the launch of a new ankle band that changes colour to remind parents when their child’s next vaccine shot should be given.
Ebola is far from over, but funding is slowing to hard-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Long before international aid arrived, and long after international aid workers leave, community organisations and local volunteers will be grappling with the disease and its effects. In Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, women have been disproportionately affected by Ebola, and many of those on the frontline in the fight against it are women’s organisations, and individual women.
African Union says media downplayed Africans’ willingness and ability to deal with Ebola and focused instead on part played by international agencies
Africa’s efforts to tackle the Ebola crisis have been largely overlooked even though Africans have taken the lead in providing frontline staff and shown themselves “better placed to fight infectious diseases in their continent than outsiders”, according to the African Union (AU).
Italian-American coastguard mission is advertising for volunteers who will also become life-savers for their unique clientele
It’s the Mediterranean diet, but not as most know it. A private coastguard service is on a new search mission: for chefs to cook for its crews, and the thousands of refugees it is likely to save this summer.