Damian Radcliffe

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BWPI Poverty Blog

In Daily Links on June 29, 2010 at 11:50 am

BWPI (Brookes World Poverty Institute based in Manchester) has set up a blog where BWPI researchers can disseminate their research, raise awareness of poverty-related news items and provide comments. It provides a forum in which to find out about and engage in discussion on recent research and events connected to poverty in the developing world, the UK and elsewhere.

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Just give money: Can cash transfer schemes end poverty?

In Daily Links on June 29, 2010 at 11:49 am

Instead of relying on an expensive aid industry, it is better to transfer money and resources directly to poor households so they can find the most effective ways to escape poverty, argues Armando Barrientos

Health advice smartphone app launches in South Africa

In Daily Links on June 28, 2010 at 2:53 pm

“Afridoctor is the continent’s first personal mobile health clinic. It was created by Blueworld, a social media company in based in Cape Town.

It offers a “snapdiagnosis” service, in which patients can send pictures of their ailment to a panel of doctors who will then contact their patient with a diagnosis within 48 hours.”

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10407081.stm