About 100 million people globally are pushed below the poverty line every year as a result of health care expenditures, according to the World Health Organization. Society's most vulnerable and marginalized groups tend to bear an undue proportion of health problems. In this section read how technology and compassion are helping overcome physical and mental health challenges for populations most in need.

Converting Buses Into Mobile Showers for the Homeless

Fri, 2016-02-26 16:39 -- Compassionate C...

Hearing a homeless woman on the street crying that she'd never feel clean again was the inspiration for a nonprofit that takes retired public transit buses and converts them into traveling hygiene units for the homeless. Watch this video explains how the Lava Mae nonprofit does it -- and how other communities could do the same.

Transforming Prenatal Care in Uganda with a Smart Phone

Fri, 2016-02-26 13:44 -- Compassionate C...

Over 60% of infant deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. Accurate fetal heart rate monitoring is hard to come by in that part of the world. Two University students from Uganda are developing WinSenga, a portable, mobile and affordable fetal heart rate monitor that runs on Microsoft phones. Learn more in this video.

StoveTrace: How Clean Cooking Technologies Save Lives

Wed, 2016-02-24 12:37 -- Compassionate C...

About 40% of the world’s population depend on traditional cookstoves that burn firewood, cow dung and crop residues. Inhaling that smoke and soot leads to about four million deaths a year. Read how switching to clean cooking technologies can improve the health of women and children who are most exposed to the smoke.

Meet the Makers: Ken Krieger and the Ebola-proof tablet

Thu, 2015-10-08 13:35 -- SCC Staff

Don't miss this video where you'll meet Ken Krieger and the makers behind Project Buendia. They created an Ebola-proof tablet and server with Intel Edison technology to help fight the Ebola outbreak -- and they did in two months when it would normally take two years -- because they were racing against time.