It’s not often you’re handed $1 million and told to do whatever you’d like with it. That’s what’s just happened, though, to Raj Panjabi, a physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston who last week was awarded the 2017 TED Prize.
Dr. Raj Panjabi is a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the founder of Last Mile Health, which trains people from the community to provide health care in isolated parts of Liberia — a country where doctors are in short supply and some 1.2 million people live in rural areas far from any health clinic.
As electricity access is one of the most pressing problems for businesses in Africa, a solar energy company – backed by Elon Musk’s SolarCity – is expanding from providing solar kits for homes to offering clever solar power for small businesses.
Best friends Sébastien Kopp and François-Ghislain Morillon, owners of the trendy clothing store Centre Commercial, are the arbiters of cool in Paris’s hip Canal St. Martin neighborhood.
Artist eL Seed’s intricate mural took shape over the past few weeks, little noticed at first, spreading across a harried quarter of Cairo where Egypt’s garbage collectors live, amid overflowing bundles of this overcrowded city’s trash.
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