A mobile mapping app that draws on crowdsourced data to help humanitarian responders find people in remote areas is being rolled out by Médecins Sans FrontièresA mobile mapping app that uses crowdsourced data to help responders find people in remote areas quickly, is being used by international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF estimates that the homes of hundreds of millions of people from the world’s most vulnerable communities are not mapped.
A mobile mapping app that draws on crowdsourced data to help humanitarian responders find people in remote areas is being rolled out by the medical charity Doctors without Borders (MSF – Médecins Sans Frontières).MSF personnel told the MSF’s Scientific Days meeting last week in London, UK, that the app has helped them locate people even during urgent missions - but needs work to be more reliable.Finding people fast in an emergency , whether an earthquake or disease outbreak, can make the...
Money is power, the saying goes. Sure enough, the fraction of GDP invested into science and technology (S&T) is a telling sign of how much a country values its biotech sector. Lucy Ogbadu knows this full well. As head of Nigeria’s National Biotechnology Development Agency, she has her eye on the myriad of needs that kind of money can meet, from facilities to PhD training.