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People Fixing the World
People Fixing the World
BBC World Service

Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they... more

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Episodes

Fighting fashion waste

Our desire for new clothes creates a lot of waste and much of it ends up in landfill. But a... more

16 Aug 2022 · 24 minutes
How to fix democracy

Politics in the age of social media can often be angry and divisive. And many people feel their voices aren’t... more

09 Aug 2022 · 24 minutes
Getting refugees out of tents

More than 100 million people have been forcibly displaced from their home around the world – fleeing conflict, natural disasters... more

02 Aug 2022 · 30 minutes
Using finance to fight homelessness

Bank accounts and clever investment schemes are being used to help improve the lives of homeless people. In the UK,... more

26 Jul 2022 · 24 minutes
Saving kids with cancer

If your child develops cancer and you live in a wealthy country there’s a really good chance they will survive... more

19 Jul 2022 · 24 minutes
The power of group therapy

Therapy has been helping Boko Haram survivors and street youth in Liberia turn their lives around. In northern Nigeria, a... more

12 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
Keeping medicines cool

How enzymes and earthen pots could help keep medicines safe. Access to life-saving medicines often relies on a complex system... more

05 Jul 2022 · 24 minutes
The future of wind power

Could floating wind turbines and kites that generate electricity help fight climate change? There are lots of innovative new ways... more

28 Jun 2022 · 24 minutes
Getting kids out of institutions

More than five million children live in orphanages or other institutions - the vast majority in low or middle income... more

21 Jun 2022 · 24 minutes
Racing to get kids reading

How a race to write books and a gadget that counts words are helping child literacy. In South Africa 8... more

14 Jun 2022 · 24 minutes
People Fixing the World
Fighting fashion waste
People Fixing the World