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UnHerd with Dr. Akshay Jain: Transforming coconut waste into nanocarbons for battery efficiency

May 22, 2024
Hosted by ACT, UnHerd brings you the unheard stories of individuals who are challenging conventional principles to disrupt the social impact landscape. From social entrepreneurs to venture philanthropists, dive into real-world conversations on what they’ve experienced and learned about changing the status quo.
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UnHerd with Sandeep Singhal: Leading the charge on bringing private innovations to public healthcare

April 19, 2024
Hosted by ACT, UnHerd brings you the unheard stories of individuals who are challenging conventional principles to disrupt the social impact landscape.
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ACT collaborates with C-Camp and the government of Karnataka to improve eye care services in the state

April 4, 2024
At ACT, a key insight that fuels our healthcare work is that strengthening public health facilities in rural and remote areas with high-quality point of care screening...
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ACT For Health welcomes Atom 360 to its portfolio

April 4, 2024
Oral cancer ranks as a major cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, especially in the Asia-Pacific region where it's among the top three cancers.
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ACT For Health renews its support to Basic Health Services

April 4, 2024
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant public health challenge in India, home to the highest number of TB cases globally – about 25% of the global TB burden.
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Frontier Markets joins the ACT collective with a Skilling x Women grant

March 28, 2024
Rural India has experienced a significant surge in phone and internet access in recent years. But despite this progress, communities in these areas still face significant challenges in accessing the benefits of e-commerce - with only around 12% of rural internet users being able to address their needs online.
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ACT For Health doubles down on Navya Care

March 28, 2024
Cancer ranks among the top five causes of death in India and according to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), the number of cancer cases is estimated to increase from 26.7 million in 2021 to 29.8 million in 2025.
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UnHerd with Suhas Dixit: The man on a mission to reduce India’s fossil fuel demand

March 22, 2024
Hosted by ACT, UnHerd brings you the unheard stories of individuals who are challenging conventional principles to disrupt the social impact landscape.
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Empowering the dreams of students in rural Maharashtra: How VOPA helped Annapurna aspire to become a District Collector

March 16, 2024
In Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district, the story of 15-year old Annapurna Jadhav unfolds—a tale of determination amid life's challenges. Annapurna had lost her father due to severe health issues, leaving her mother to single-handedly support their family by working at a mat-making company.
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ACT For Environment welcomes Solinas Integrity to its portfolio

February 28, 2024
India faces a unique challenge in managing its sewer pipelines as it grapples with an ageing infrastructure that has been resulting in substantial economic and human losses.
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Minimines joins the ACT For Environment portfolio

February 28, 2024
As the Indian EV market booms, there is significant demand for the domestic production of Lithium-ion batteries - as is evidenced by the government of India's Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme which has a budgetary outlay of INR 18000 Crores for advanced battery chemistries.
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ACT For Environment welcomes Grassroots Energy to its portfolio

February 8, 2024
In the vast and dynamic landscape of India's energy sector, currently responsible for 73% of total GHG emissions, the urgency for sustainable solutions is stark.
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