Project Access: Coordinated Healthcare for the Uninsured Poor

by Shyla Nambiar; Published 12/27/2012 (revised 12/4/20); © 2012 Shyla Nambiar Medical emergencies can happen to anyone, regardless of income level, but for a person who cannot afford them, the impact is much more severe. For instance, one woman who had heart surgery for a tumor, said, “My medical bills, including after care, were in … Read more

Engineers Without Borders USA: Handwashing Stations in Kampala, Uganda

Handwashing plays a vital role in reducing the spread of infectious diseases, including Covid-19. But a large proportion of the global population — the World Bank estimates three billion — does not have consistent access to soap and water. Engineers Without Borders USA is a hard-working group of volunteer engineers who partner with local communities to provide solutions to basic problems such as clean water, electricity and safe sanitary systems.

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