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The Tyrolean hearing implant manufacturer MED-EL Medical Electronics supports institutions in Bangladesh and the Ivory Coast in developing a wide range of products in the field of hearing health. The Austrian Development Agency is funding the project.
Fighting poverty, access to high-quality education for all girls and boys, basic health care for everyone: 17 countries have set a total of 193 goals for a better world by 2030. The effects of the pandemic are likely to make it much more difficult to achieve the goals.
With the support of the Austrian Development Agency, the manufacturer of cleaning agents and disinfectants, Calvatis, has demonstrated that innovative hygiene management in poultry and pig breeding gives farmers in Brazil a significantly higher income. The medium-sized company has thus taken an important first step into a huge new market.
Vaccines in developing countries
Poor countries face a variety of challenges in immunizing their populations. So that the price of vaccines does not become a stumbling block, actors like the vaccine alliance Gavi rely on bundling the demand from these countries. And also promote a concerted approach to the global distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine instead of national solo efforts.
In many developing countries, millions of people live in confined spaces, which is currently making it extremely difficult to combat the coronavirus. The future challenge of living is becoming clearer than ever in this crisis and requires great efforts at all levels - social enterprises from South Africa to India make a valuable contribution.