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In rural Cambodia its commonly believed that dengue fever has nothing to do with mosquitoes but is caused but angry spirits yet to be reincarnated. The first step in improving health is the spread of accurate information to those with limited access.

In rural Cambodia its commonly believed that dengue fever has nothing to do with mosquitoes but is caused but angry spirits yet to be reincarnated. The first step in improving health is the spread of accurate information to those with limited access.

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Adam commented on Department of Motor Vehicles AND Marrow

Congrats on the winning concept Vincent. A practical, implementable solution to such a daunting issue; very impressive.

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Adam commented on Connect Donors and Patients

I think this is a great idea Ashley. In the same way that the Kiva model has been so successful (albeit slightly misleading) in terms of adding a personal element to microfinance, a similar idea could be used for those in need of bone marrow transplants. I agree with Johan that there would likely be legal issues involved but Im sure those waiting to receive transplants would be enthusiastic about an project that might increase the likelihood of finding a donor.

Best of luck throughout the rest of the process

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Adam commented on Create a '100 km Local Store' within the supermarket

I'm a big fan of your idea, but believe that first and foremost you would have to convince the decision makers within the supermarket industry that this would be a smart business decision. These stores now have organic and gluten free sections because there is a demand for these products; it would need to be proven that the same could be said for locally produced brands (I believe in certain markets this would definitely be the case, but not in all). In addition to the time and resources required to implement such a plan, creating a new section within a market would take away space currently occupied by products the industry already knows to be profitable. While I don't think those making the decisions for large supermarket chains are horrible people solely driven by a hunger for profits, at the end of the day you have to appeal to the bottom line. Best of luck throughout the rest of the process.