Getting HIV/Aids to zero: focus on the youth

Every year on the 1st of December the world raises awareness on HIV/Aids during World Aids day. Over the past decade, a number of initiatives was launched all over the world to educate people about the virus and stop the stigma to in turn reduce its spread and get closer to zero. According to World Health Organization, new infections have fallen by 35% since 2000 and Aids related deaths by 24%. Some 16 million people are now receiving antiretroviral treatment – more than 11 million of them in Africa.

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Women empowerment through mobile phones

Mobile phone ownership in Sub Saharan Africa has seen exponential growth in only a few years leading to more people that own at least one basic phone. According to Pew Research Centre, today cell phones are as common in South Africa and Nigeria as they are in the United States. This increased access to mobile technology creates many benefits for the population in terms of access to education, health services and financial services, among others. It also provides the opportunity to reach marginalized groups like women with information and services that improve their well being.

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TTC Mobile Supports UN Global Goals (9)

Will 2030 be the year that extreme poverty has ended, inequality and injustice have been wiped out and climate change has been fixed? YES! That is, if it is up to the 193 world leaders that are committing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals today, on Friday 25 September. What exactly are these 17 goals, also called the Global Goals? And how can citizens contribute to achieving extraordinary things? In this series of “TTC Mobile supports United Nations’ Global Goals”, we will shed more light on the Global Goals and TTC employees will tell you which goal they care about most.

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Know your consumer: the perks of slow internet on Tuesdays

Knowing your consumer is essential. It leads to better understanding of your consumer’s living conditions and to better understanding of how these conditions affect his or her needs. Acquiring this knowledge becomes a specifically tough challenge if you are dealing with hard-to-reach target audiences in emerging markets. But there are options: global organizations, such as Facebook, show how it is done.

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TTC Mobile Supports UN Global Goals (8)

Will 2030 be the year that extreme poverty has ended, inequality and injustice have been wiped out and climate change has been fixed? YES! That is, if it is up to the 193 world leaders that are committing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals today, on Friday 25 September. What exactly are these 17 goals, also called the Global Goals? And how can citizens contribute to achieving extraordinary things? In this series of “TTC Mobile supports United Nations’ Global Goals”, we will shed more light on the Global Goals and TTC employees will tell you which goal they care about most.

(8) The Global Goals of Sandra Chavez and Jouke Jongsma

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