Technology is a key to ending poverty. Technology doesn't mean just physical infrastructure, machinery and equipment – it's also the knowledge, skills and capacity to organise and use these effectively.
Practical Action currently has 104 projects in developing countries around the world.
From 2017 - 2020 we will continue to focus on improved access to: energy, sustainable agriculture, urban water, sanitation and waste services and disaster risk reduction Read... Posted on: 26/02/2019 Categories: Charity News
Posted on: 26/02/2019 Categories: Charity News
More than half a million babies may have died because of wars in the last five years, charity Save the Children has reported.
Their research suggests 300 babies are dying every day, working out as an average of more than 100,000 deaths annually.
This figure does not include children killed directly by fighting.
The charity found at least 550,000 deaths of children under the age of one could be attributed to the effects of conflict in the 10 worst-affected conflict...
Posted on: 19/02/2019 Categories: Charity News
St John Ambulance is the nations leading first aid charity.
Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people.
Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. We are also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public. Find out about training courses ...
Posted on: 14/02/2019 Categories: Charity News
A 'world-first' study backed by Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation could pave the way for very early detection of lung cancer as well as new treatments for it.
Led by Professor Sam Janes, the research team from University College London (UCL) has discovered new ways of understanding and identifying the earliest stages of the development of the disease.
Before lung cancer develops, precancerous lesions (or damaged tissue) are found in the airway, but only half of these will progress...
Posted on: 06/02/2019 Categories: Charity News
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