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UNICEF’s New Ad Stars A Singing, Dancing Grim Reaper

Death takes center stage in a new spot aimed at combating the waterborne illnesses killing thousands of children daily

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Just what could make The Grim Reaper so happy that he’s compelled to climb to the top of a mountain and sing?

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Five Reasons To Help Fund the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Response

Five reasons to help fund the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Response.

Two million Syrian children have dropped out of school since last school year because of the conflict. One million of those are refugees.

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Nanotech "Jackets" to Keep Vaccines From Spoiling Off-Grid

Vaccines need to be chilled to work. Student start-up Nanoly is developing nanotechnology to preserve them in communities without electricity.


Every year, 2.1 million people die from vaccine-preventable disease—and it’s no mystery why a good number go without the immunizations that could save lives. Many live off-grid without electricity—and no refrigerators to keep vaccines cold in clinics. Without being chilled between 35-45 degrees Fahrenheit (2-8 degrees Celsius), vaccines spoil and become inactive.

For want of temperature control, people are put at risk of disease and death.

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