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The Huffington Post

Jenny Chen

4 December 2015

India

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To help with the doctor shortage in India, a non-profit is training patients' family members to check pulses, supervise physical therapy, encourage a healthy diet, and administer medication to reduce readmission rates.

Cosmopolitan

Jill Filipovic

17 November 2015

Pune, Maharashtra, India

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In rural areas in India, lack of physicians is a big barrier to safe abortions, leading women to undergo deadly procedures. A proposed law by the Indian government would allow midwives and mid-level providers to perfo...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

7 November 2015

Hetauda, Central Region, Nepal

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In the past, people in poor countries who became blind due to cataracts often had no hope of improvement because of the high costs of treatment. Nepalese ophthalmologist, Sanduk Ruit, perfected a cheap and effective c...

Al Jazeera

Alex Finn

25 October 2015

Papua New Guinea

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A doctor in Papua New Guinea finds that involving men in family planning is the key to reducing maternal mortality.

BBC

Sonia Narang

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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.

Forbes

Devin Thorpe

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21 October 2015

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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In South Africa, the extreme gap between rich and poor is the root cause of cyclical poverty, and those living in slums face particularly high barriers to education, healthcare, and quality of life. The Ubuntu Educati...

PBS NOVA

Amy Maxmen

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16 September 2015

Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone

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King’s Partnership and Partners in Health are outliers in the global health community in focusing on the mentorship of Sierra Leone’s next generation of doctors. The country has a profound need for more medical experts.

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

16 September 2015

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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In a country where millions of citizens make less than $2 a day, a chain of hospitals has brought down the prices of life-saving surgeries and pioneered a health insurance plan that is just 11 cents a month. These hos...

On Medicine

Nancy Fullman

Alexandra Wollum

3 September 2015

Nigeria

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In light of a study published in BMC Medicine, authors Nancy Fullman and Alexandra Wollum take a deeper dive into Nigeria’s gains against polio and what they could mean for the country’s routine vaccine systems.

PBS NewsHour

Jackie Judd

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2 September 2015

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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Many U.S. medical systems are using medical-legal partnerships to help disadvantaged patients who need help navigating problems with landlords and insurers that interfere with their health.

The New York Times

Denise Grady

31 August 2015

Chiapas, Mexico

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Through simple training and trust-building with their patients, midwives become more effective in Chiapas - and childbirth death rates drop.

The New York Times

Sarah Varney

21 August 2015

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Despite years of change, African Americans feel ostracized from the medical care community that is dominated mainly by white people, especially when it comes to hospices. Some are trying to remove the stigma of hospic...

Al Jazeera

Elizabeth Healey

17 August 2015

United Kingdom

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Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that is both debilitating, and previously considered untreatable. Utilizing techniques of Gene Therapy, Doctors in the UK are contemplating new ways to address the disease.

The Christian Science Monitor

Noelle Swan

15 June 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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How are people with mental illness policed in the U.S.? Unfortunately, often people with mental illness are sent to prison, instead of being treated. There are “10 times as many inmates diagnosed with severe mental il...

The New York Times

Jens Erik Gould

12 June 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Tuberculosis is still a rampant problem in the developing world. Doctors are looking for even more advanced ways to test for TB beyond the GeneXpert tests.

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Anna Claire Vollers

27 May 2015

Alabama, United States

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Rural areas are seeing the shut down of medical services such as Labor & Delivery units, making it harder for expectant mothers to receive proper care. Dr. Waits in Bibb County is opening a Labor & delivery unit throu...

The New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

25 May 2015

Wood Lake, Nebraska, United States

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There is a shortage of medical practitioners in thinly-populated rural states like Nebraska. But new laws now allow nurses with advanced degrees to practice without requiring a doctor's oversight.

Foreign Policy

Patrick Adams

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15 May 2015

Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal

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In Nepal, a controversial drug is proving to be effective in saving mother's lives. It's the only shelf-stable, easy-to-administer solution to curbing postpartum hemorrhage. In trials, misoprostol is shown to save th...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Marc Sollinger

8 May 2015

Central African Republic

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The developing world lacks teachers, doctors, and mental health care workers. A professor in London suggests training capable civilians via online classes and chats to quickly and effectively fill these needs.

NPR

Scott Hensley

29 April 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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For those addicted to opioids, getting treatment can take a long time because not all emergency rooms offer buprenorphine and counseling interventions. Yale-New Haven Hospital has shown that if patients receive bupren...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

14 April 2015

California, United States

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A “comprehensive, medically accurate and age- and culturally-appropriate" sexual education model, rather than the popular abstinence-only one, has been the key element in California's huge reduction in rates of teen p...

The New York Times

Amy Maxmen

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3 April 2015

Tanzania

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Slow test results make it difficult to stop the spread of tuberculosis. Using faster diagnostic technology and driving vans to rural areas in Tanzania, GeneXpert is making progress in treating this curable disease.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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20 March 2015

San Jose, California, United States

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One in five seniors reports cutting back on basics like food or heat to afford prescription drugs - for many, cutting back on medicine led to faster health declines, increased hospitalizations and premature death. Sir...

Shanghai Daily

Zhang Qian

17 March 2015

China

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Organ donation in China has become increasingly transparent in recent years, leading to an increase in the number of people agreeing to donate. Now that there is a transparent, national donation system this trend is e...

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)

Stephanie O'Neill

9 March 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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LAPD's special team, the Mental Evaluation Unit, is teaming up police officers with mental health clinicians to better approach and address individuals suffering from a mental health crisis. Rather than sending them t...

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