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11 January 2019
Broadcast TV Programs
A pilot program in western Cambodia is taking a coordinated, localized approach to decreasing cases of malaria in remote, hard to reach areas. The U.S.-funded program called the President’s Malaria Initiative operates...
4 January 2019
At-home health care isn't new, but technological advancements have allowed for the niche industry to expand beyond pregnancy tests and heart rate monitors. Although not without controversy, mail-in swab kits, artifici...
2 January 2019
Cooperation between state public health and religious institutions expands access to family planning resources for women. In areas of Rwanda where the Catholic Church operates some of the only healthcare centers, the ...
19 December 2018
Over 15 Minutes
Temie Giwa-Tubosun is known as the "the blood lady" in Nigeria thanks to her efforts to transport blood to rural communities in East Africa. LifeBank, her blood-delivery start-up, operates in two different cities and ...
18 December 2018
Delaware, United States
Delaware has a new statewide program to ask women of childbearing age if they are planning on getting pregnant in the next year during a primary care visit and to discuss birth control options if the answer is no. The...
18 December 2018
Drones complement emergency health services in poorly connected regions. Across Rwanda, where the state of infrastructure poses an ongoing structural challenge, drones are making emergency deliveries of blood possible...
17 December 2018
An online service provides medical consultations and abortion pills to women in countries where abortion is restricted or illegal. Called Women on Web, the service has expanded to the United States where abortion serv...
The New York Times
Donald G. McNeil Jr.
17 December 2018
Drones can deliver vaccines and medicines to isolated and underserved areas. The South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu now relies on drones to distribute vaccines to children in remote locations. Flights by drone are c...
17 December 2018
Mandera, Mandera County, Kenya
Under 800 Words
Two regions within Kenya, Mandera and Isiolo, have made significant strides in reducing their rate of maternal mortality cases. Both counties employed similar tactics, such as improving facility quality, increasing th...
14 December 2018
In Dublin, the concept of "inclusion health" is helping to prevent the constant cycling of homeless people from the hospital and the streets and making sure that vulnerable populations receive the attention they need ...
9 December 2018
Madison, United States
Rural communities need more than medication to deal with the opioid crisis; in one rural region of northern Wisconsin, a specialist doctor is able to prescribe Suboxone, but the programs he advocates for take a more c...
4 December 2018
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Throughout the Untied States there are many rural areas that do not have quick access to hospitals or other means of healthcare, so some providers are turning to repurposing abandoned buildings into clinics. Focusing ...
3 December 2018
Pikeville, Kentucky, United States
Broadcast TV News
Pikeville, Kentucky, like many towns in Eastern Kentucky, used to be entirely dependent on the coal industry. With the decline of coal, the town has shifted its focus to healthcare. City leaders are hoping investment ...
28 November 2018
In a nation that traditionally does not believe or address that adolescents have sex despite overwhelming data, Nigerian web- and mobile-based platforms are expanding access to quality sexual education for youth. Educ...
26 November 2018
Maine, United States
Over 3000 Words
Groups Recover Together is a for-profit clinic in Maine that helps treat people addicted to opioids. It prescribes buprenorphine, provides weekly counseling, and serves around 600 people a week at 60 clinics in the co...
23 November 2018
Kingston, New York, United States
For musicians and artists who don’t have traditional access to healthcare, one music festival has them covered. O+ (“O Positive”) is a music festival in Kingston, NY that invites musicians and artists from around the ...
21 November 2018
Colorado, United States
Colorado has recently adopted a new .25 percent sales tax to create a pool of funding for mental health and addiction services. The initial funds are earmarked to create a new mental health center, while the overall v...
31 October 2018
When family members fall ill, many times caregiving is placed on fellow family members, which is both time consuming and unpaid. A healthcare company with international reach, is funding research, toolkits and informa...
27 October 2018
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Public libraries once turned a blind eye to the homeless people using their spaces, but many libraries have now shifted into action mode by hiring social workers to help with behavioral health challenges of patrons. I...
New York Magazine
26 October 2018
SolarChill is a network of research, aid, and environmental organizations that works to install solar refrigerators for vaccine storage in areas without reliable electricity. In conjunction with a push to make vaccine...
24 October 2018
Tennessee, United States
After accompanying trans people to their doctors appointments, and answering their medical questions, Kale Edmindson founded Trans Buddy in 2013. “Transgender people can call a hotline and get a trained “buddy” to ans...
16 October 2018
In order to increase Zimbabwean’s ability to access mental health care, a psychiatrist trained grandmothers in talk therapy. Working from a “friendship bench,” these new trainees have provided evidence-based, cultural...
14 October 2018
Vermont, United States
Vermont's hub-and-spoke model for medication-assisted treatment is a response to the opioid crisis that other states are working to replicate. Patients start at one of the hub facilities and then have a local care pro...
2 October 2018
Multi-purpose field clinics can offer a one-stop public health service for nomadic communities. In the northwest of Kenya, temporary Kimormor sites combine essential health services for nomadic families and their live...
2 October 2018
Under 800 Words
The drugs bedaquiline and delamanid have been associated with higher rates of survival for those suffering from tuberculosis. Used in the United States for nearly a decade, these drugs are now making their debut in ot...
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