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We want to hear your thoughts on the challenges in achieving equitable access to sustainable development. However big or small the idea may be, we welcome all ideas and suggestions to help us tackle the key challenges. When submitting your idea, you can select to post to one of the following themes:

  • secure and resilient food systems supported by sustainable marine resources and agriculture
  • sustainable health and well being
  • inclusive and equitable quality education
  • clean air, water and sanitation
  • affordable, reliable, sustainable energy

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The roll out of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Africa has been a massive success. The increasing numbers of people on ART and other chronic medications places huge burden on the health system. To manage this, some countries have introduced a differentiated care model which is supported by a central medicine dispensing and distribution programme. This means those who are on ART and are doing well with no other health reasons to visit their local health facility can pick up their ART from...

Collins Iwuji
by Collins Iwuji
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Collins Iwuji
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Vertical or issue-focused approaches have been largely deployed and seen by those in Global Health as useful in cutting through the inertia associated with more horizontal or system-wide strategies for addressing health needs. Whilst the debates on 'which', 'how' and 'why' these approaches would be most effective for the efficacious delivery of local health in LMICs rage one, there is no question that newer and more innovative approaches are necessary and thus there is a growing constituency...

Vusa Ncube
by Vusa Ncube
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Vusa Ncube
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Initiatives that attract investors to start huge and long lasting projects usually target Africa as the source of manpower and consumers for their products and interventions. There is no physiological data on health span of human beings especially those predicting how long the young population in Africa could live healthy lives. This data is critical in predicting return on investments and can only be collected by building a database of normal values of different physiologic parameters that...

Teresa Kinyari
by Teresa Kinyari
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Teresa Kinyari
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There is a great disparity in education between urban and rural schools in Ghana. The urban areas attracts the best teachers and talents because of the better infrastructure. rural Ghana can not attract the best teacher because they lack the basic social  amenities and private investment in education. Most of the failures in the Basic education certificate education are recorded from schools in the rural areas.Many students can not make it to the senior high schools and those who make it...

Bryan laryea
by Bryan laryea
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Bryan laryea
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Sustainable access to safe drinking water across Africa is a major concern. At any one time a third of handpumps that are used to access groundwater upon which millions across Sub-Saharan Africa are dependent are non-functional. Research by the University of Portsmouth UK suggests that in the majority of cases the explanation is poor management of handpumps by communities and a lack of collected and available funds to pay for regular maintenance of handpumps. Concerns over the safe keeping...

Julia Brown
by Julia Brown
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Julia Brown
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Precision Agriculture using sensors, remote sensing and drones offers the potential to make agriculture more efficient, resilient to stresses and sustainable (balance with environmental impacts). The key thing is how these technologies can actually aid decision makers i.e. smallholding farmers.

Ian Pattison
by Ian Pattison
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Ian Pattison
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The Zumbido Model helps to address the inadequacies of both physical support groups and large social media support networks. It makes social support groups accessible, immediate and anonymous.  For many of the populations that we have worked with, there are numerous barriers that prevent them from attending a support group despite often the need and desire to take part one.  Some of these barriers include: Logistical challenges such as transportation and child care. Human resources -...

Nikita Simpson
by Nikita Simpson
1 Votes
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Nikita Simpson
1st Submission Idea

Establish a network of imaging and image analysis specialist to capture and subsequently analyse images of the eye to enable diagnosis and treatment at the correct time and with correct urgency. This will involve training in imaging and image analysis, connecting nations and developing a whole new cadre of healthcare professionals.

Tunde Peto
by Tunde Peto
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Comments 3
Tunde Peto
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Informal settlements, or slums, house the poorest in society. They have few rights, and yet, in South Africa over a fifth of the urban population live in these precarious settlements. They may have access to basic water supplies and toilets, but suffer regularly from flooding and lack of greywater management. Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) is multiple benefit and flexible and can address storm attenuation, water quality improvements and provision of amenity and biodiversity. Designing,...

Susanne Charlesworth
by Susanne Charlesworth
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Susanne Charlesworth
1st Submission Idea

Flame retardants (FRs) are chemicals applied to a variety of consumer products such as furniture upholstery, plastics, electrical casing and construction materials to inhibit combustion and slow down the spread of fire. As additive flame retardants, these pollutants are not chemically bound to the materials they are added, they migrate into the environment where they can enter into the human body through various routes. These flame retardants have been recognized as global environmental...

Temilola Oluseyi
by Temilola Oluseyi
2 Votes
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Temilola Oluseyi
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