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Kate Bissell

14 March 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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For many offenders, prison can be a tense, divisive, and anger-inducing environment, fueling the negative influences that landed them there in the first place and leading to high recidivism rates. Actor Tim Robbins - ...

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Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

13 March 2016

Kampala, Uganda

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Barefoot Law was founded to keep Ugandans educated about their legal rights. The group of lawyers provides legal help to 300,000 people each month, heavily supported by volunteers. As a non-profit social enterprise, t...

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Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

2 March 2016

India

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Improving sanitation isn’t just a matter of building more toilets; it’s also about education and specific solutions that help women and the poor gain access to safe, clean, and convenient facilities. This is a huge to...

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Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

24 February 2016

Michigan, United States

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To reduce the suicide rate, screen every patient for risk factors and increase universal access to mental health services. When Henry Ford Group implemented this policy throughout its network of hospitals, the suicide...

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Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

17 February 2016

Portugal

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By decriminalizing drug possession, Portugal removed a barrier preventing addicts from reaching out for help. The country treats drug use as a public health concern, offering free rehabilitation services and a needle ...

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Madeline Taylor

14 February 2016

Costa Rica

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Costa Rica has pioneered a methodology that has resulted in getting most of its electricity from hydroelectric plants, reversing deforestation through implementing financial incentives and achieving a 99 percent fossi...

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Allan Urry

9 February 2016

York, United Kingdom

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After record-breaking rainfall and flooding, the city of York was at a loss for relief and reconstruction ideas. They turned to the Dutch city of Nijmegen, which had experienced similar flooding and found a solution i...

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Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

3 February 2016

Estonia

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Government services are easily accessible in Estonia in part because everything is online. A digital signature carries the same weight as a physical signature, and data is shared between offices allowing forms such as...

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Fiona Hill

13 December 2015

Cuba

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As a person’s disease advances their health care needs become more expensive. The Cuban health care system keeps costs down and patients healthy through compulsory healthy checks and emphasis on prevention.

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Sonia Narang

23 October 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles has a new model for affordable health care aimed at the 400,000 immigrants in the area without legal status or insurance. But not everyone agrees taxpayer money should fund the program.

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Lauren Gelfond Feldinger

12 March 2015

Damascus, Syria

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The refugee crisis in Syria is one of modern society's greatest diasporas. Syria's refugee children are not a lost generation, but the country's next generation, according to volunteers who want to prepare them for th...

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David Shukman

16 October 2014

Nigeria

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A nightmare scenario of Ebola raging unchecked among millions of slum-dwellers in Africa's largest city has given way to a rare example of a victory over the virus.

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Bill Wilson

23 May 2014

London, United Kingdom

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For youth from low-income or disadvantaged families, the joy of participating in sports activities is often unobtainable, due to the costs of equipment, membership, and even cultural barriers. Street Games is a charit...

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James Fletcher

17 October 2013

Alice Springs, Australia

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The Aboriginal community in Australia is 31 times more likely than other Australians to die of alcohol-related causes. Could a "tough love" approach stressing accountability and making rehab mandatory work? Or is furt...

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Sanchia Berg

21 February 2013

London, United Kingdom

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For many years, students in London's secondary schools consistently scored worse on exams than their peers in other parts of the country, but now, other regions are looking to London as a model. Under the "London Chal...

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