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20 Feb 2017 description
report Guardian

Like a TV remote, a device known as Scio uses infrared light and connects to a smartphone to determine whether medications are genuine

by Mark Harris

A new device that uses similar infrared light to TV remotes can accurately detect fake antimalarial drugs, according to a scientific paper published Monday.

The researchers revealed how they were able to use an optical scanner purchased online for $250 to distinguish perfectly between life-saving malaria drugs and deadly counterfeits.

15 Feb 2017 description
report Guardian

Open defecation in villages on Tonlé Sap lake contributes to sickness, pollution and drownings. Now, a pathogen-filtering toilet looks set to change lives

By Lauren Crothers in Phat Sanday

Phat Sanday is – in many ways – like any other village in Cambodia. There’s a school, a petrol station and a clinic.

However, unlike most of the other rural communities, nearly every structure here – at the southern end of Cambodia’s Tonlé Sap lake – floats. The primary mode of transport for the more than 1,100 families who live here is boat.

15 Feb 2017 description
report Guardian

Submission argues ICC should investigate possible crimes ‘committed by individuals and corporate actors’

Australia’s offshore immigration detention regime could constitute a crime against humanity, a petition before the International Criminal Court from a coalition of legal experts has alleged.

Read more on the Guardian.

14 Feb 2017 description
report Guardian

The UK’s programme to resettle lone children fleeing war is a small beacon of humanity amid Europe’s sorry response to the refugee crisis

12 Feb 2017 description
report Guardian

Campaigners say tens of millions in urgent need in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia are in hands of an overwhelmed, outdated humanitarian network

Karen McVeigh and Ben Quinn

Famine is looming in four different countries, threatening unprecedented levels of hunger and a global crisis that is already stretching the aid and humanitarian system like never before, experts and insiders warn.

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