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The Foldoscope, a 50 cent paper microscope

Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash has developed the Foldoscope (pdf), an Origami-based paper microscope. A shave and a haircut is two bits (25 cents), the Foldoscope costs only twice that.
posted by Rob Rockets on Mar 10, 2014 - 10 comments

Global Health through Google News

Biocaster is an ontology-based global health monitoring system that monitors and maps disease outbreaks through internet-based news aggregation and social media. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on May 11, 2012 - 11 comments

Another look at international development from someone who's been there

Blood and Milk is the blog of international development worker and writer Alanna Shaikh, who consults on global health development and writes for publications such as the UN Dispatch. Her views, based both on her work in the field and her study & understanding of sociology, international relations, and other such subjects, tend to be contrary to most other opinions on international development: voluntourism isn't helpful, development work is mired in a culture of nice, don't bother starting an NGO (or, if you will anyway, here's how to succeed), global health doesn't need innovation, and microfinance is a disappointment. Also, here's how to tell if your health project is doomed, and Haiti doesn't need your shoes (some people vehemently disagree). Educated well-researched iconoclast, or pessimistic Mary Contrary?
posted by divabat on Feb 4, 2010 - 20 comments

One thing you can do today is drop by The Kids AIDS Site and click the button to donate health care to children around the world.

Then come back and do it again tomorrow. And every day until we don't need a Kids AIDS Site anymore.
posted by jjg on Dec 1, 2000 - 0 comments


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