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The Guardian

India makes inroads on polio as mosques spread the word | Esha Chhabra

Health workers in Aligarh are overcoming cultural mistrust about polio immunisation by turning to local Muslim clerics for support. Esha Chhabra reports...

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The Guardian

Source code: PharmaSecure goes mobile in battle against fake drugs | Esha Chhabra

An initiative allowing the provenance of medicines to be verified using mobile technology is taking aim at the illegal drug trade. Esha Chhabra reports...

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The Guardian

India's polio pioneer works to put himself out of a job | Esha Chhabra

Dr Mathew Varghese dreams of permanently overcoming the funding and education barriers faced by polio patients in India. Esha Chhabra reports...

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The Guardian

Utility vehicle hopes to reduce India's road deaths among rural population | Esha Chhabra

Esha Chhabra: Replacing the makeshift vehicles used for transport in rural areas with a better-designed and safer alternative could save lives...

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The Guardian

Is India’s new financial inclusion strategy already outdated?

Plans to extend the reach of traditional bank seems so old-fashioned. Wouldn’t mobile money be quicker and cheaper, asks Esha Chhabra...

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The Guardian

Redefining India's banks: who will benefit?

Plans to permit a range of businesses to operate as payment banks could revitalise the mobile money industry...

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The Guardian

Poverty matters blog + Global road safety in focus | Global ...

Esha Chhabra: Replacing the makeshift vehicles used for transport in rural areas with a better-designed and safer alternative could save lives. Published: 28 ......

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Three stories of how digital payments are changing healthcare delivery

Esha Chabra covers projects from Pakistan to Tanzania that are showing how mobile money is facilitating both access to finance and to healthcare...

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The Guardian

The sticky challenge facing Africa

Esha Chhabra: Ready-to-use therapeutic foods have revolutionised famine relief – the issue now is whether they can be produced in Africa...

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The Guardian

Funding water projects: are donors flushing good money away?

On day three of World Water Week, the question of who pays for what floats to the surface...

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The Guardian

Natural dyes v synthetic: which is more sustainable?

Colours derived from plants may appear more planet-friendly than man-made dyes, but the case isn’t clear-cut...

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The Guardian

Poll: How should aid be spent?

Government funding is no longer enough to pay for all development needs. Different issues must be prioritised, so what would you do with the money?...

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The Guardian

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Sep 2, 2014 ... Plans to extend the reach of traditional bank seems so old-fashioned. Wouldn't mobile money be quicker and cheaper, asks Esha Chhabra....

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The Guardian

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... already outdated? Plans to extend the reach of traditional bank seems so old- fashioned. Wouldn't mobile money be quicker and cheaper, asks Esha Chhabra  ......

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The Guardian

UK aid: Is the 0.7% target still relevant?

The UK becomes the first G8 country to meet the 0.7% aid target but does the figure deliver on the promise for a more equitable world? Take the poll and tell us your thoughts...