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Chemists Without Borders

Solving Humanitarian Issues Worldwide

Chemists Without Borders solves humanitarian problems by mobilizing the resources and expertise of the global chemistry community and its networks.

The most common problems include poor water quality, maldistribution of medicines and vaccines, and lack of chemical education. Chemists Without Borders focuses on duplicating and providing proven solutions. Entrepreneurship is built into our programs as much as possible so that those we help can become more prosperous and help others.

Recent and current projects include validation of a composite-iron-matrix arsenic-removal water filter, field verification of a low cost, low tech arsenic measurement device, provision of water filters for rural Bangladesh, and designing secondary science lab exercises for Sierra Leone.

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Annual Report 2013

Chemists Without Borders Hosts Symposium and Mixer at Fall American Chemical Society Meeting

Chemists Without Borders will be hosting an all-day symposium at the Fall ACS meeting in Philadelphia, “Mobilizing Chemistry Expertise to Solve Humanitarian Problems”, followed by a social hour. We have 10 excellent speakers lined up from academia, industry, government and non-profit organizations on Sunday, August 21, 2016. We will highlight efforts to apply chemistry to improve the lives of those across the globe. Presentation topics include clean water initiatives, expanding access to quality medicines, science education, and advancements in inexpensive analytical methodologies that can be readily applied in developing countries. Directly following the presentations, we will have a mixer with refreshments. This will be a great opportunity for those interested in using chemistry to help others. We look forward to fruitful discussions regarding the far-reaching benefits of these efforts, and ideas toward addressing challenges associated with this type of humanitarian work. Please join us!

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You are invited to Chemists Without Borders IndieGoGo fund raising site which describes our work in Bangladesh on our Arsenic Education Project

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