One of the lowest cost birth simulators around.. made from re-stitched scrubs to create the perineum. ....hey, it beats a bag of leaves which is what has been used in many settings!

One of the lowest cost birth simulators around.. made from re-stitched scrubs to create the perineum. ....hey, it beats a bag of leaves which is what has been used in many settings!

U.S. #PaidFamilyLeave Versus The Rest Of The World, In Disturbing Charts thkpr.gs/1s4X6Hu  via @thinkprogress

U.S. #PaidFamilyLeave Versus The Rest Of The World, In Disturbing Charts thkpr.gs/1s4X6Hu via @thinkprogress

Biodigesters are below ground, or a least covered, not very photogenic.  And they produce methane gas to use for cooking, heating, or electricity - invisible,too.  This one, the black plastic balloon, is in Bolivia.  It solves two huge problems.  How to get rid of waste without anyavailable sanitation, & how to generate power when you're off the grid.  Biodigesters break down plant & animal waste, generating natural gas & fertilizer. About $100, they pay for themselves in about 1.5 years…

Biodigesters are below ground, or a least covered, not very photogenic. And they produce methane gas to use for cooking, heating, or electricity - invisible,too. This one, the black plastic balloon, is in Bolivia. It solves two huge problems. How to get rid of waste without anyavailable sanitation, & how to generate power when you're off the grid. Biodigesters break down plant & animal waste, generating natural gas & fertilizer. About $100, they pay for themselves in about 1.5 years…

calibrated bag to measure blood loss!

calibrated bag to measure blood loss!

You might not think of a toothbrush as technology - because of its near universal adoption in affluent cultures.  But the absence of tooth-brushing in the developing world, combined with the addition of widely available candy and junk food, is causing an childhood epidemic of oral disease - tooth decay, pain and inevitable tooth loss.  SmileSquared has designed a brush of biodegradable bamboo and will donate one to the developing world for each purchase. Smile squared indeed!

You might not think of a toothbrush as technology - because of its near universal adoption in affluent cultures. But the absence of tooth-brushing in the developing world, combined with the addition of widely available candy and junk food, is causing an childhood epidemic of oral disease - tooth decay, pain and inevitable tooth loss. SmileSquared has designed a brush of biodegradable bamboo and will donate one to the developing world for each purchase. Smile squared indeed!

WorldReader focuses on providing Sub-Sahara African countries with e-books.  In literacy hungry areas lacking in conventional books, especially in local languages, think how effective ebooks can be.  As the prices drop, they will also be a remarkable leapfrog tool.  It's hard to read at night when you have no electricity - but if you bring home a charged eReader, it is backlit, and provides its own reading light!  This has an amazing transformative potential.

WorldReader focuses on providing Sub-Sahara African countries with e-books. In literacy hungry areas lacking in conventional books, especially in local languages, think how effective ebooks can be. As the prices drop, they will also be a remarkable leapfrog tool. It's hard to read at night when you have no electricity - but if you bring home a charged eReader, it is backlit, and provides its own reading light! This has an amazing transformative potential.

Hypothermia in women is an underappreciated area!  One study in India found that mothers were so cold they could not properly provide kangaroo mother car to warm their babies.

Hypothermia in women is an underappreciated area! One study in India found that mothers were so cold they could not properly provide kangaroo mother car to warm their babies.

64% of children in South Asia and 28% in East Asia/Pacific were not registered at birth. #CountEveryChild

64% of children in South Asia and 28% in East Asia/Pacific were not registered at birth. #CountEveryChild

This lovely young Ugandan woman is stripping papyrus plants for fiber. Papyrus is plentiful, and grows back when cut.  It is highly absorbent, the best material social entrepreneur and engineer Dr. Moses Kizza Musaazi has found to manufacture inexpensive sanitary napkins.  His design lasts 12 hours, ideal for girls who have long walks to school with no place to change their pads.  His product, MakaPads, provides employment for women in refugee camps.  Ten cost 65 cents, less than $1.

This lovely young Ugandan woman is stripping papyrus plants for fiber. Papyrus is plentiful, and grows back when cut. It is highly absorbent, the best material social entrepreneur and engineer Dr. Moses Kizza Musaazi has found to manufacture inexpensive sanitary napkins. His design lasts 12 hours, ideal for girls who have long walks to school with no place to change their pads. His product, MakaPads, provides employment for women in refugee camps. Ten cost 65 cents, less than $1.

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