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Inclusion,
Published 28.06.2020 14:18
In Peru, “Mujeres Emprendedoras” project is helping women to keep with their own businesses.
The “Mujeres Emprendedoras” project offers advice on financial management, savings plans, and sales optimization to save business for hundreds of women affected by the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Health,
Published 28.06.2020 10:13
Brazilian researches have deveoped a material that eliminates Covid-19.
The fabric consists of polyester, cotton, and two types of silver microparticles. In laboratory tests, the material managed to eliminate 99.9% of the virus after two minutes of contact. Manufacturers have already applied for a product patent and are in contact with two Brazilian weavers to use the fabric in…
Health, ,
Published 28.06.2020 08:02
In South Africa a biotech company is producing antibodies from alpacas to fight Covid-19.
Cape Town-based biotech company Afrobodies, is producing antibodies that can prevent Covid-19 from entering human cells. The antibodies developed from alpacas and are able to bind to the Covid-19 virus and prevent infection. Though the results have been proven by scientists from Scotland the company says more tests are needed…
Lockdown, ,
Published 27.06.2020 19:02
In Namibia the Ministry of Education has reduced the pass mark for promotion to the next grade.
The Ministry announced that the pass mark for promotion to the next grade has been lowered from 40% to 35% for students from Grades 1-9. This decision was taken to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on learners during this academic year. The relaxation of the pass mark is…
Inclusion, ,
Published 27.06.2020 15:03
In Botswana community members have come together to build a hand washing station at a local school.
Community members from Siviya Village, in the North-East District of Botswana, have come together to build a hand washing station at Siviya Primary School. The Project was initiated by community members after speaking to the school Head Teacher. They then used WhatsApp to rally other members of their community to…
Lockdown,
Published 27.06.2020 15:00
In Ecuador, owners of construction stores have created a collective website to sell during the pandemic.
Owners of hardware stores and other construction businesses created the Ferrimax website for those salespeople who do not have a website. Thus, they can continue selling their products online and deliver to the customer’s home.
Health,
Published 27.06.2020 14:05
Indonesia’s start-ups join forces to boost local production of test kits.
Jakarta-based genomics technology start-up Nusantics is one of which to design test kit prototypes for government use. State-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma has produced and distributed 100,000 test kits its prototypes.
Health,
Published 27.06.2020 13:18
In Brazil, a public science and technology organization creates a data repository to help Covid-19 research.
FAPESP, an institution in São Paulo that is one of the main agencies for the promotion of scientific and technological research in the country, launched Data Sharing BR with demographic data and clinical and laboratory exams of patients tested for Covid-19 in the state of São Paulo. The data is…
Health,
Published 27.06.2020 12:57
In Brazil, residents from favelas have launched creative initiatves to talk about Covid-19.
In Paraisópolis, São Paulo’s second-largest favela, rapper Edson Luís da Silva walks the streets singing songs about the importance of social isolation. In Brasilândia, north of São Paulo, volunteers from the “Rede Brasilândia Solidária” use three sound cars to explain to the population about the dangers of Covid-19. Finally, in…
Inclusion,
Published 26.06.2020 18:57
In Chile, students without classes because of the pandemic receive a food basket.
The National Board of School Aid and Scholarships has already delivered 6 million food baskets lunch. Help will continue as long as classes are suspended.

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