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Reaching the Goals
INSP_burning hell of laptops and phones
A burning hell of laptops and phones

As technology develops at lightning pace, so does the demand for the latest hi-tech gadgets. Old models are quickly resigned to the trash, and will end up in places like Agbogbloshie- Africa´s biggest e-waste dump. Without proper tools and methods to...

Could iSchool transform Zambia’s questionable teaching levels?INSP_iSchools 1

To tackle Zambia’s problems with low level education, one entrepreneur developed iSchool. Currently used by some 2,000 children, the e-learning tool aims to teach pupils critical and analytical skills in English and the count...


Burns unit brides tell story of Afghan abuseINSP_Burns unit brides tell story of Afghan abuse 1

Victims of domestic violence in Afghanistan are turning to extreme measures to escape daily torture: self-immolation. The severely under resourced burns unit at Herat regional hospital is struggling to cope as cases of self-h...


Microloans fuel generation of female entrepreneurs in UgandaINSP_Microloans1

Time was that when an uneducated woman wanted to work in Uganda, her options were limited between being a housewife and doing menial jobs in the neighbourhood. However, with the advent of micro-credit institutions, uneducated...


Worst-ever cholera outbreak kills in Sierra LeoneINSP_Worst-ever cholera outbreak kills in Sierra Leone 1

The smelly, brown broth flows into Aminata´s open, red wounds. The ten year-old pretends not to feel the burning pain. She came to Crocodile River to clean her family´s possessions. Some shoes, some pots. Just days ago, after...


With just three years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, INSP measures their progression on the ground. The material on this page is produced as part of a three year (2010-2012) EU funded project in partnership with Inter Press Service. Read more