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April 18, 2017

Our own self-reliant village initiative, Amrita SeRVe is now working with disadvantaged rural communities in 21 states of India. After our volunteers started empowering a small village in Bihar, the changes were remarkable.

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February 6, 2017

Our own Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center (Amrita Hospital) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kathmandu-based Association of Non-Government Hospitals (ANGHOS) to establish telemedicine centers linking seven ANGHOS-member hospitals in Nepal with Amrita’s medical experts in India.

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January 29, 2017

Amrita SeRVe’s new reusable cloth sanitary napkin received the Most Innovative Product Award at the annual product expo of the National Institute of Rural Development. The product was developed as an affordable, sustainable alternative to the modern sanitary napkin, which is 90% plastic. Beyond sustainability, our product has the potential to significantly improve the health of women across India.

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January 16, 2017

From December 3 -12, 2016, our team worked with the local population in Burkina Faso performing 219 sight giving cataract surgeries free of charge.

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December 29, 2016

Water begins to flow again in a dried-up village in Tamil Nadu: Our volunteers help local farmers do their part to ensure food security and secure their own economic future.

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December 23, 2016

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications (RAHA) 2016 was intended to provide a forum for scientists, engineers, field workers and policymakers to discuss current research and exchange technical ideas that advance global humanitarian action.

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December 17, 2016

On October 30, the United Nations officially established India’s first-ever UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Chair on Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment at our own Amrita University.

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December 13, 2016

Inspired by the Plastic Project at our headquarters, Amritapuri, our volunteers in South Africa have launched their own Plastic Project. The project aims to help curb plastic pollution while also creating long-term and sustainable employment for women in the community.

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September 27, 2016

Our own Amrita University launched Amrita OceanNet, a networking solution that provides an Internet signal to fishing boats even when they are over 60 kilometres at sea— 45 kilometres beyond the range of cell-phone towers.

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September 27, 2016

The Government of India’s Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar announced the establishment of a UNESCO Chair for Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment at our own Amrita University’s Amritapuri campus.

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