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The Glass Power Campaign improves earthquake safety

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In earthquake prone areas, broken glass window panes can cause serious damage and render evacuation shelters unusable. The Asahi Glass Company has developed laminated glass, a product which stays in the windowpanes when broken. The Glass Power Campaign was then developed to educate the community...

Disaster resistant telecommunications facilities maintain communications

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Natural disasters can have adverse effects on telecommunications which can increase the magnitude of disaster related damage. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Group (NTT) have developed measures to protect telecommunication cables during natural disasters.

Transporting the sick and injured to private or government hospitals in ambulances-- 1298 Ambulance service in India

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1298 is the first private ambulance company in India that provides service for all, regardless of income, and is one of just three organized operators in the country.

Mirakle Couriers : A Courier Service Run by the Deaf in India

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Mirakle Couriers is a courier delivery company with a difference. They employ underprivileged deaf people who have almost no other means to earn a livelihood. India has one of the highest deaf populations in the world. NGO’s and charities try to help individuals marginalized by society, but they...

LifeSpring Hospitals' low-cost and high-quality maternity services in India have captured 48% of the baby delivery market

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LifeSpring Hospitals Pvt. Ltd tries to bridge the yawning gap between the substandard maternity services offered by underfunded public hospitals on the one hand and the expensive services available in private hospitals on the other.

LifeSpring Hospitals help to achieve Millennium Development Goals in India

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LifeSpring Hospitals, a privately owned company, is increasing access to maternal health care for low-income Indian women in partnership with Business Call to Action, a global initiative that works to motivate businesses to design responsible investments that help to achieve the Millennium...

The Coca Cola - WWF partnership to clean the Yangtze river

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The Yangtze River - the longest river in Asia and the lifeblood of millions of Chinese - was once said to be so clear you could see the bottom. Today, as China's massive economic growth takes its toll on the environment, it is at the top of the list of the 10 most-threatened rivers in the world,...

Meeting the demand of low-income women: Lifespring’s maternal care in India

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LifeSpring Hospital in India is innovatively meeting the growing demand of low-income women who deserve affordable and dignified medical care. By focusing on a particular niche, maternal care, and different cost-saving strategies, this hospital provides maternal care at one-fifth of market...

Catastrophe insurance bond for Taiwan

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The Taiwan Residential Earthquake Insurance Program (TREIF) provides basic insurance to residents of Taiwan, that is specifically tailored to the earthquake risk in the area.

Nissan to Provide Shelter for 75 Families

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Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. entered into a partnership with Habitat for Humanity India to support a project set to provide shelter to 75 socially and economically less fortunate families in Mangadu.