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Amy O'Leary

19 August 2013

Uganda

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Lost children in third world countries suffer from severe emotional distress without their parents. UNICEF has started using a new app called RapidFTR that helps reunite lost children with their families.

The New York Times

Damien Cave

17 August 2013

Jamaica

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Marking a departure from other countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America, Jamaica has seen its crime rate fall after many years of lawlessness. A combination of factors helped bring this about, includin...

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Tina Rosenberg

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13 August 2013

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Why do hospitals charge such outrageous prices for health care? Because they can – especially because they have the complicity of your insurance company. But some pioneering insurers are holding down costs.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

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Rachel Dissell

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10 August 2013

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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In Cleveland, as in much of the United States, rape remains muffled by stigma and cloaked with such secrecy that discussions about it often are relegated to courtrooms. Activists are now campaigning for more widesprea...

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Peg Tyre

7 August 2013

Queens, New York, United States

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Many students doing poorly in school are not doing poorly enough to go to city-mandated summer school - yet they will likely fall further behind their peers during the summer. A summer school program in New York City ...

The Guardian

Rowan Moore

3 August 2013

London, United Kingdom

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Pop-ups, temporary constructions intended to enliven public places, can often be used as temporary structures and events as marketing tools, and as camouflage for their larger and less charming permanent developments....

Bitch Media

Sarita Santoshini

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3 August 2013

Assam, India

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India faces a crisis with maternal mortality; largely due to poorly implemented maternal healthcare benefits, and high anemia rates due to harsh working conditions, the state of Assam suffers from the highest ratio of...

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Tina Rosenberg

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31 July 2013

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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An Oklahoma surgery center made news by posting its prices online – a revolutionary idea in an industry where consumers normally are buying blind. This is a big reason health care costs so much, but recent months have...

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Mona El-Naggar

26 July 2013

New York, New York, United States

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Instead of following the traditional corporate model of financial philanthropy, Toyota gave its engineers to the Food Bank for New York City: trained in "kaizen" (Japanese for “continuous improvement). The engineers a...

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Amy Yee

24 July 2013

Dhaka, Bengal, Bangladesh

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In a country of limited resources — and perhaps for that very reason — preparing for natural disasters is top of the agenda in Bangladesh. Various grassroots, collaborative programs have been put in place over the yea...

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Sarah Goodyear

22 July 2013

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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For the past three years, water levels in the San Antonio Edwards Aquifer have decreased to uncomfortable levels and drought periods may continue as the population booms. The San Antonio Water System organization has ...

USA Today

Laura Baverman

21 July 2013

Antigua, Guatemala

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Development work is evolving beyond short-term mission trips and one-off donations into a more comprehensive, in-depth model that addresses long-term sustainability of a solution paired with empowerment of those being...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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17 July 2013

Kembata Alaba and Tembaro, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, Ethiopia

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There is nothing more difficult than changing entrenched cultural practices, especially those as shrouded in taboos as female genital cutting. A grassroots approach in Ethiopia, however, has nearly completely eradicat...

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David Bornstein

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10 July 2013

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Social innovation rarely comes from “eureka” moments; it’s much more deliberate - it’s something that can be studied and learned. A short summer reading list for anyone interested in shaking up the status quo.

The Verge

Amar Toor

8 July 2013

Paris, France

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In response to media censorship and the persecution of journalists in Syria, a Paris-based radio station has trained journalists in Syria and are broadcasting news into Syria by satellite over the FM airwaves.

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

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3 July 2013

Zambia

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A project to take advantage of Coca-Cola’s famous global reach designed a kit of basic medicines that fit in between Coke bottles. But it turned out that what it needed to be copying wasn’t Coke’s package delivery, bu...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

30 June 2013

Bangladesh

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In rural Bangladesh, the effects of climate change are felt acutely: For one, flooding prevents students from regularly attending school. A nonprofit started in the early 2000s has successfully overcome this seemingly...

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David Bornstein

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26 June 2013

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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For parents, few things are more terrifying to contemplate than the fate of a disabled child who survives them - will he have to be institutionalized if there is no one ready to take on his care? In Vancouver, the Pla...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Amy Yee

25 June 2013

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh’s child and maternal health statistics are improving thanks to a combination of factors including more skilled birth attendants, better awareness of hygiene and nutrition, high vaccination rates, and expand...

Al-Fanar Media

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25 June 2013

Cairo, Egypt

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Arab Open University is making education accessible for students in seven middle eastern countries. The seven separate campuses offer “a blend of campuses-based and online learning,”flexible class times, and affordabl...

Kaiser Health News

April Dembosky

24 June 2013

California, United States

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Few people can afford the cost of medications for chronic illnesses. California administrators of federal health care have limited the amount a person can be charged per month for high-end medicine.

The New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

19 June 2013

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The human papillomavirus is a primary cause of cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine has reduced the rate of infection by half in recent years among teenagers. However, the vaccine has still encountered resistance by some ...

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

18 June 2013

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Medical professionals say that there is a shortage of organs available for patients awaiting transplants. The first step towards the solution involves increasing awareness of organ donation as a viable and compassiona...

Co.Exist

Stan Alcorn

18 June 2013

Moore, Oklahoma, United States

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After a powerful storm destroyed their hospital and left lives at risk, Moore, Oklahoma is rebuilding a new type of facility that can weather a tornado. They are helping other cities learn how to do the same, ensuring...

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Eliza Barclay

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14 June 2013

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Organizations in Detroit are piloting a program to apply food stamp credits in grocery stores towards the purchase of nutritious produce, in order to increase access to healthy items. The initiative can also help the ...

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