This month’s newsletter highlights innovative solar technology that created a lasting impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of children and adults in developing nations.
An estimated 1 billion people around the globe do not have access to proper health services. Effective temperature-control mechanisms for transporting and storage of vaccines are necessary to prevent $750 million worth of vaccines being lost each year. Read how B Medical Systems' solar-powered cold chain solutions helped improve vaccination coverage in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Envirotainer supported the Ebola crisis response in Sierra Leone and the Sure Chill technology is saving lives in South Sudan.
Food scarcity is one of our major global challenges. In Kenya, 1.3 million people are facing food insecurity. Solar powered farming and smart irrigation allowed many farmers to achieve consistent growth of crops. Read about how Netafim contributed to making irrigation more accessible.
Supporting decision makers at the local and national levels with the correct tools will support achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In his interview, Mark Irura, project manager and technical analyst at Development Gateway, discusses the data behind the SDGs, which is the topic of his panel discussion at the upcoming Aid and Development Africa Summit.
Thanks to technology, we are steadily resolving the global issues. The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is calling all apps that support humanitarian aid and development in Sub-Saharan East Africa. If you would like to recommend an app, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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