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Padmini Gupta on the app that aims to help improve the lives of low income workers in the UAE

In the latest of our Business For Good series highlighting the philanthropic work of business families, we speak to the founder of the Rise app aimed at improving the lot of the UAE’s domestic workers When an earthquake shook Nepal at noon on Saturday, April 25, 2015, it killed nearly 9,000 people and ruined the lives of more than eight …

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Focus on Poverty: 3D revolution in low-income housing?

By : Sally Marshall – SciDev.Net The internet has been buzzing this week with news of the ingenious 3D-printed ice house that won a NASA competition to design a habitat for deep space exploration. But 3D-printed homes shouldn’t only excite space enthusiasts: back on earth, prototype printers have already dramatically reduced the cost, time and environmental footprint of quality home …

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Study notes strategies to lower HIV risk for sex workers

Female sex workers in low- and middle-income countries are nearly 14 times more likely to become infected with HIV than other women in these countries, according to a literature review by US scientists. The review was carried out by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal (15 March). The authors analysed 102 previous …

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