iAID

Month: May 2018

Blockchain

The UN is using ethereum’s technology to fund food for thousands of refugees

The World Food Programme is often billed as the largest aid organization in the world, and it is placing its bets behind an ethereum based blockchain technology as the key method for delivering aid to refugees while simultaneously slash costs. Quartz published an article discussing how WFP is one of the only examples of an …

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Jesse Levin

How Entrepreneurship Is Helping to Save Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria devastated the island nation of Puerto Rico last September in unprecedented ferocity . The storm flattened houses, flooded towns, and left thousands homeless. Rebuilding has been a struggle to say the least. Many would look at the destruction and become hopeless, but that was not the case for serial entrepreneur Jesse Levin. Entrepreneur …

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Water Contamination

Scientist in India Develops One-Step Water Contamination Test

All over the word, access to clean water is a constant struggle. In India alone, 163 million people lack access to safe drinking water, and finding it is a daily hardship. The alternative is drinking contaminated water, which can lead to serious health issues such as Cholera, Typhoid, and Dysentery. Dr. Soumya Haldar of India …

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Mobile Technology

Five ways mobile technology can help in humanitarian emergencies

With the number of people being forcibly displaced from their homes reaching over 60 million this year, and a growing number of those who are affected by natural disasters, an immense amount of pressure has been placed on the humanitarian aid sector. More effective and efficient methods to provide aid are necessary, and it is …

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Blockchain and Aid

Blockchain revolution comes to world of humanitarian aid

We have all heard about Blockchain before. It’s the technology behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, and has been the center of many discussions in recent times. This technology that has changed the finance world , however, it is now taking root in a different realm…the realm of humanitarian aid. Blockchain has the potential to create secure …

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Taking the Next Step to Implement Data4Development in Malawi

Taking the Next Step to Implement Data4Development in Malawi

The country of Malawi sits in the southern portion of Africa, and has a population of approximately 17 million people. It is currently facing some serious issues within the public health sector. The fragmented health data system acts as a barrier to both policy makers and health service providers from effectively deploying targeted health resources …

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