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Test all adults in some countries for HIV

Epidemiologists show that testing all adults for HIV in India would overall save money. Economist http://econ.st/11CuhmQ

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Sanitary Napkins and Microenterprise

Sanitation Solutions provides cheap sanitary napkins to women in India as well as microenterprise opportunities. Dell Social Innovation Challenge finalist 2011. http://bit.ly/10IpDZ7

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For Good Health, Get Married

Study after study shows the "marriage advantage" for good health. Nice synopsis in NY Times Magazine: http://nyti.ms/drLsQD

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Office Exercise Chair

The Sguig Chair is squishy and bouncy to promote "active sitting" (aka exercise) in the workplace. A NYTimes "best idea 2007" winner. http://bit.ly/6pn1zS

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Biometric Vaccine Tracking

VaxTrac uses biometrics to keep track of which vaccines need to be given to whom. Changemakers winning idea http://bit.ly/sD2b12

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Measure Poverty More Broadly

Oxford researchers have developed a new "Multidimensional Poverty Index" (MPI) which measures not just income, but other life factors (health, education, living standards) that define poverty. Economist Magazine http://econ.st/ZZjdQP

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Safety Stickers in Buses

Georgetown University professors ran an experiment placing stickers in Kenyan microbuses encouraging passengers to complain if drivers are being reckless. Insurance claims dropped 60% compared to a control group. Foreign Policy http://atfp.co/1a8jk4Q

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Low cost vaccine thermos

Vaccine thermos stays cold for a month. Wired Magazine feature http://wrd.cm/1b6s5gU .

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Safer Pit Latrines for $1.50

A plastic $1.50 retrofit on pit latrines blocks bugs which spread disease. Popular Science Innovation 2013. http://bit.ly/1iqRjcR

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Bio Sand Filter from Two Liter Bottle

Biome Solutions describes how to make a functioning water filter out of a two liter bottle.

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Health by Design: Maternal Waiting Homes in Malawi

Joyce Banda, President of Malawi, has made maternal health a priority - including designing and building 150 dignified, light-filled maternal waiting homes. http://bit.ly/1ouE3Ee

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Treat Youth Depression With Video Game

A video game by the Inspire Foundation uses evidence-based mental health content to address youth depression. A Changemakers.com winning idea 2007. http://bit.ly/7CM43c

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