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Unintentional Poisonings in Developing Nations

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 355,000 people die each year from unintentional poisonings.
The Problem
These deaths are the result of exposure to toxic chemicals as well as the inappropriate use of pesticides. In developing nations, these toxic chemicals are often secreted directly into the soil, air, and water from industrial processes.

“The Organisation for Economic […]

By |November 28th, 2017|Developing Nations, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Emerging Issues in Developing Countries

Established problems and environmental factors are increasing long-term, critical concerns in developing countries.
“The resulting impacts are estimated to cause about 25% of death and disease globally, reaching nearly 35% in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa.” – WHO
Addressing the source of environmental hazards is vital for changing the course of health risks in poorer countries. Poor […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Developing Nations, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Solar Resources Can Change Education in Developing Nations

Children in developing nations are lagging behind their peers in developed countries. Without education, the fight against poverty cannot succeed.
According to the World Bank, this learning crisis is widening social gaps instead of narrowing them. Young students who are already disadvantaged by poverty, conflict, gender or disability reach young adulthood without even the most basic […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Developing Nations, Solar Power, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lack of Clean Water in Africa

The lack of availability to clean water in Africa is due to a combination of issues. Below we discuss ten contributing factors to this crisis and provide a potential solution for non-profits working in the region.

 

Government Controlled & Stolen Water

Africa has roughly 54 recognized countries, many of which share bodies of water. Sharing these bodies […]

By |October 31st, 2017|Clean Water, Developing Nations, Uncategorized|0 Comments

California Wildfire Housing Crisis

The wildfire crisis in California has killed 42 people and destroyed 8,400 structures, according to Cal Fire.

Spreading fires have caused many families to take shelter in a friend or family member’s home only to awaken in the middle of the night needing to evacuate, again. Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions has created mobile resources for […]

By |October 26th, 2017|Disaster Relief, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is Water Scarcity?

Water scarcity has left 1 billion people in the developing world without access to clean, safe drinking water. Science Daily defines water scarcity as the lack of sufficient available water resources to meet the demands of water usage within a region.
“Today, 1 in 9 people lack access to safe water; 1 in 3 people lack […]

By |October 11th, 2017|Clean Water, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Solar Micro-Grids for Developing Countries

Solar micro-grids have been popping up in developing countries from Africa to Bangladesh.

Micro-grids allow a group of homes to connect to a field of solar panels. According to Forbes, micro-grids are popular because the spread the cost of solar power across the entire village. They are also partially funded by non-profits and social venture capitalists.

While […]

By |October 9th, 2017|Developing Nations, Solar Power, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Medical Support and Disaster Relief

Medical support is vital to recovery after a natural disaster. When a disaster strikes, medical facilities face major obstacles.

Not only do hospitals have to manage their current patients, but they also have to treat injuries caused by the tragedy. This task becomes problematic when the power goes out, and necessities like water are not available.

After […]

By |September 29th, 2017|Disaster Relief, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Solar Solutions for Local Disaster Management

Before a state or federal government responds to a natural disaster, disaster management must be assessed at a local level.
Local Response Includes:

Acting as Emergency Response

Activating the Emergency Operations Center

Coordinating with Public & Private Organizations

Notifying State Emergency Management Agency

Activating Local and Government Organizations for Mutual Aid Compacts

Activating Response Agreements with State & Federal Departments or Agencies

Proclaiming […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Disaster Relief, Solar Power, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Solar Solutions for The Refugee Crisis

The refugee crisis in Europe is growing. The UN says in 2016, 5.2 million refugees and migrants arrived in Europe from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries due to war and persecution.

According to The UN Refugee Agency, “More than 375,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh in the last month alone.”

The United Nations, NGOs and […]