Archive for the ‘health’ Category

A Toilet Franchise that is Controlling Waste in Nairobi Slums

A Toilet Franchise that is Controlling Waste in Nairobi Slums

One of the largest risks for disease in the developing world is caused by a lack of proper sanitation. Inadequate sanitation affects over 2.5 billion people worldwide, and in Kenya, an organization called Sanergy is hoping to provide a solution starting in the slums of Nairobi. Slum […]

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Faso Soap and the Fight Against Malaria in Africa

Faso Soap and the Fight Against Malaria in Africa

Malaria is a preventable and curable disease acquired by bites from infected mosquitoes that is life-threatening if left untreated. Sub-Saharan Africa is by far the worst affected area in terms of its affect on the population. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 85% of the world’s […]

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Peepoople: Innovating Sanitation and Providing Dignity with the Peepoo

Peepoople: Innovating Sanitation and Providing Dignity with the Peepoo

Yes, you read that right. The company is called “Peepoople,” and the product they provide is called the “peepoo.” Today, over 40 percent of the world’s population does not have adequate access to a toilet. That amounts to over 2.6 billion people lacking access to basic sanitation. […]

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