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Africa Celebrates One Year Without A Single New Case of Polio

africa polio free

11 August 2015 marked one year since the last wild polio case was detected anywhere on the continent of Africa. Although an official polio-free certification hasn’t been granted, the milestone is still a reminder for  everyone at the United Nations and the Kick Polio Out of Africa Campaign about the …

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Pakistani Women: Green Energy Entrepreneurs

Pakistani women with solar lamps

As the sun sets and darkness falls over a village outside Bahawalpur, Shama Bibi switches on her solar lantern and starts sewing clothes for an upcoming family wedding. Bibi has recently become a “Light Lady”, one of the women that the Buksh Foundation, a non-profit organisation in Lahore, has trained to …

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