Melt milk bottles and aluminum tabs to craft prosthetic legs on the cheap
Mobile phone parts and rubbery earbuds serve as low-cost hearing aids for India’s rural residents
In Syria, those who help the wounded
on the front lines often end up shot themselves.
The fight for gender equality in rural Kyrgyzstan comes one home visit at a time
3D printers in central Uganda are slashing the time and costs of making arms, legs, and jaws
With bars to prop up the IV drip, prisoners receive treatment for TB in Starozburevska Penal Colony Number 7. MDR-TB cases have dropped since 2000, but the disease still kills around 30 people daily.
Yom Nob, a lab technician at Ta Sanh Health Center, sends a text message to a new drug resistance alert system. The WHO and its partners use the alert system to map and track drug-resistant cases of malaria.
Spare tarps and abandoned vans offer lifesaving shelter after hospital walls come crumbling down
When disaster strikes, digital tools allow anyone with a computer and rudimentary art skills to assist in major aid efforts
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The bicycle machines of Guatemala