The lack of safe drinking water is a major problem in developing countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), water borne diseases are the leading cause of death in children under 5. Some estimates attribute 80 percent of all diseases and 33 percent of all deaths in the developing world to unsafe drinking water.
The Mechanical Advantage Tourniquet (MAT) has saved many lives and limbs. It is also the first tourniquet that allows users to save their own lives. It is so simple to use that it has been successfully applied in combat conditions and natural disasters in the dark, under water and in extreme weather conditions. This self-applied tourniquet is available and sold worldwide for man-made and natural disaster assistance and use. It is not only fast and easy to use but requires only one hand to deploy.
Most of the more than 1 billion children in the developing world don’t have access to adequate education. The One Laptop Per Child program is tacking this problem by putting computers in their hands. Almost everywhere the XO goes, school attendance increases. By empowering children to educate themselves, this next generation will be better prepared to tackle the serious problems facing their societies.