Sally Keys is a professional freelance writer with many years experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves the work-life balance it offers her.
When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible.
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West Africa's largest healthcare project has been launched in Accra, Ghana. The Eco Medical Village is set to become a 1,100-bed sub-regional project, providing specialized medical centers across 40 acres. Offering African's an alternative to traveling to India, Europe or the US for their healthcare needs, it also keeps this valuable investment within West Africa.
Africa's population is expected to double over the next 25 years. But with Africa's housing already insufficient, expensive and not meeting the soaring demand, the continent faces a housing crisis. Today, 56 percent of Africa's urban population lives in informal settlements as a result of natural disasters and the significant lack of affordable housing available. Could eco-friendly homes offer an affordable and sustainable housing solution?
A new global financial analysis released in March revealed that sustainable investment has surged worldwide by more than a third since 2016, reaching assets of more than $30 trillion. Across the African continent, a new wave of ecopreneurship is taking root. Local enterprises are paving the way for sustainability and exemplifying the impact that local knowledge and ingenuity can have when combined with innovative business models.
Cleaning chemicals can trigger allergies and asthma in some people. This is because they contain substances such as chlorine, formaldehyde, perchloroethylene and chemicals found in “fragrance”. Instead of chemical cleaning products, you can make your own at home using such things as baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice.
The urge for people to fight the current plastic water bottle crisis has never been greater with the average American’s expenditure on drinking bottled water reaching around $1,400 a year. Furthermore, argue environmentalists, the transportation and distribution of bottled water requires massive amounts of oil and energy which results in no corner of the globe being safe from the devastating impact this has. To protect our global waterways from the tons of plastic debris, the best route to take is not to buy plastic bottles in the first place.