Australian solar lights reach Pakistan flood refugees

Melbourne inventors create a $10 solar light that generates carbon credits and transforms lives

A Melbourne invention is brightening the lives of hundreds of thousands of flood refugees in Pakistan by bringing them sustainable solar light.

The governments of Britain, the USA, Japan and the EU have all bought the new lights and supplied them to refugees via the International Organisation for Migration.

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UN global health talk continues: summit begins in NY today

Bulletin to UN conference accredited media

Thank you for your interest in the 63rd UN DPI NGO global health conference held in Melbourne recently. We appreciate the efforts of all the accredited journalists.

I’m writing to report back on the media coverage, and to alert you to the Secretary General’s summit starting in New York later today. Several Australians are in New York for the summit. [continue reading…]