Tag Archives: Non-governmental organization

Satellites to the Rescue

By | February 4, 2008

Here’s a piece I wrote for the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation on how satellites and space technology are helping, and might help, in the case of big medical emergencies, from earthquakes to Ebola. It’s a slightly different tack for me and perhaps not the usual fare for loose wire blog, but I thought I’d throw it… Read More »

The World’s Smallest Mobile Clinic

By | August 2, 2007

  JP/J. Adiguna I love this kind of stuff, and wish these kinds of initiatives got better support from government, NGOs and companies: Harun checks the blood pressure and weight of a customer in a park in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday. He has offered the mobile service for the past 10 years, charging Rp 5,000 (about 60… Read More »