Summary from The Confederation of Danish Industry www.di.dk
COPENHAGEN: An exhibition at The Confederation of Danish Industry (Dansk Industri) in Copenhagen, shows how a number of Danish companies are working to promote the conditions of women in developing countries. BLUETOWN is part of the exhibition!
Special designed toilet and bath facilities, eradication of hunger, and stable internet, which reduces the risk of birth complications. These are three projects that Danish companies are involved in, which seek to promote the conditions especially for women in some of the world’s poorest countries. The projects are displayed in the foyer of The Confederation of Danish Industry in Copenhagen from the 15th of April 2016.
The exhibition is taking place as a prelude for the international Women Deliver conference in Bella Centre, Copenhagen, which is expected to attract around 6000 participants. The themes for the conference include women’s health, rights, and the economic opportunities’ for the world economy.
Stable internet improves health
The Danish company BLUETOWN, displays its Wi-Fi solution, which can be deployed in rural areas that lack proper cellular connection. The BLUETOWN base station provides stable internet connection via a Wi-Fi signal.
BLUETOWN cooperates with the Danish NGO Maternity Foundation, University of Southern Denmark, and University of Copenhagen concerning an awareness campaign with focus on safer births targeted health staff in Tanzania.
“The purpose of our pilot project is to spread important information about health to clinics and midwives in villages, who would not otherwise have had access to information”, says Anne Grandt, Head of Global Communication & Marketing in BLUETOWN. She looks forward to showing both the project and solution to the exhibition goers.
“We are very proud and happy to be part of this exhibition, since we get the opportunity to show our solutions to a wider audience”, Anne Grandt says.
Better internet connection
Better internet in sparsely populated areas increases the access to information about health. BLUETOWN, Maternity Foundation, University of Southern Denmark and University of Copenhagen have cooperated about the “Safe Delivery App”, which focuses on safer births in Tanzania. BLUETOWN’s solution is a 20-meter-high tower, which provides the people with cheap and stable access to internet. The solution is powered by solar panels and solar charged batteries, to ensure stable connecting even the sun is not shining.
One Stop Shop
A toilet and bath solution, where the users pay around 8 cents ($) to make use of the facilities. The project contributes to increase health in poor areas of the world, and especially contributes to decrease the child mortality in Africa, where a thousand children die each day due to diseases associated with bad hygiene. A pilot project is currently running in Uganda. Behind the project is Access2Innovation, DMS Africa, Enviclean and Danish Red Cross.
Healthy food and nutrition
The international organization GAIN Nordic Partnership works for the eradication of famine and to create healthy eating habits in developing countries. The project includes a cooperation with a series of Danish and international companies and NGOs.
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Summary article by Anne Grandt, Head of Global Communication & Marketing