Bhopal Junction, 1st India’s railway station to install a sanitary napkin vending machine.

While it is common to see most railway stations equipped with ticket counters, passenger helpdesks, toilets, refreshment stalls and waiting rooms, Bhopal has made yet another necessity available for its women commuters by making low-cost sanitary napkins available at the railway station. At a meagre price of Rs 5, any railway passenger can procure two…

3D printer technology project makes prosthetic limbs for amputees in Haiti

The majority, about 80 percent, of the world’s estimated 33 million people with limb loss live in poor countries and are often without access to prosthetics care. Amputees are victims of war, violent conflict, natural disasters, unsafe working conditions, and lack of healthcare. Haiti has a particularly large number of amputees as a result of the 2010 earthquake, which killed…