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Edward Siddons

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24 January 2019

Pakistan

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As a hesitance to vaccinate becomes a more prominent concern worldwide, Pakistan is experimenting with behavioral science to combat anti-vaccination mindsets. From holding conversations with healthcare workers to chan...

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Sarah Neville

16 January 2019

Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Cross collaboration efforts in Britain are targeting a loneliness problem in order to prevent and mitigate larger health issues. From peer support to interventions, programs across the country are focusing on increasi...

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Zara Stone

4 January 2019

Canada

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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...

The Guardian

Robert Booth

18 November 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Allowing doctors to refer patients to social activities and community programs eases workloads by reducing hospital admissions for non-medical issues. The practice of “community prescribing,” pioneered by a group of g...

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Judith Lewis Mernit

23 October 2018

Eureka, California, United States

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Syringe exchange programs throughout the United States have been surrounded by controversy, but that doesn't mean they haven't had positive impacts on the community they serve. In northern California, the Humboldt Are...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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3 October 2018

Colorado, United States

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Suicide prevention begins with identifying and addressing risk factors in patients. The Axis Health System has implemented a model developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, which has shown success in places...

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Christabel Ligami

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2 October 2018

Turkana, Kenya

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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...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Prue Adams

30 September 2018

Australia

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Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service attends events in rural and remote areas to offer care and education. The RFDS flies to community events like bronco branding competitions not only to respond to any medical eme...

Washington Post

Vidhi Doshi

23 September 2018

New Delhi, India

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India launched a new nationwide healthcare program dubbed “Modicare.” The massive plan is supposed to provide healthcare to 500 million people. Most importantly, it will provide “poor families insurance of up to $6,95...

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Rochelle Sharpe

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12 September 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In Massachusetts, nonprofit Commonwealth Care Alliance is piloting a new experiment: using federal dollars from Medicare and Medicaid to provide preventive care and pay for the things that aren't explicitly medical, b...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

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11 September 2018

Bida, Niger, Nigeria

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The state of Niger has the most land mass in all of Nigeria, and as a result people are widespread and difficult to reach with important medical information. Polio in children is a serious issue in Niger, but a steady...

Governing

Marsha Mercer

7 September 2018

California, United States

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Nutrition counseling, food vouchers, and cooking classes have helped patients improve their diets and overall health. With the success of localized “food as medicine” programs, some states have begun integrating the c...

Daily Nation

Aggrey Omboki

6 August 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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A hospital in Nairobi, Kenya is setting up the country's first breast milk bank with help from the government and an NGO to ensure infants get breast milk even if their mothers cannot provide it. The World Health Orga...

The Western News

John Blodgett

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13 July 2018

Libby, Montana, United States

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Following the closure of the Western Montana Mental Health Center due to budget cuts to mental health care funding, Lincoln County established a mental health coalition. The coalition came up with a new system for dea...

Yes! Magazine

Angela Fichter

29 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Across the United States, suicide rates are increasing every year, and funding for mental health care is not rising to meet this growing need. New York will be the first state to implement a successful European progra...

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Nina Feldman

22 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance, a Philadelphia non-profit, makes and delivers healthy meals to people with serious illnesses. The deliveries kick-start healthy eating at home, so recipients are ...

Temple University

Nico Rossi

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12 May 2018

Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States

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Hepatitis C along with other communicable diseases are often contracted through dirty needles, but programs in Pennsylvania are trying to reduce the spread through awareness and education as well as safe-needle exchan...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

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1 May 2018

Richard Toll, Senegal

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A cross-sector program to improve malaria awareness and treatment in Senegal has seen sharp decreases in cases. The program includes increased screening, rapid testing kits, and community health workers.

Daily Nation

Angela Oketch

24 April 2018

Kenya

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Pre-Pre-exposure prophylaxis, called PrEP for short, is an HIV drug that “stops the virus from entering cells and replicating. This prevents HIV from establishing itself and the person remains HIV-negative.” It’s als...

Ohio Valley ReSource

Mary Meehan

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30 March 2018

Kentucky, United States

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Sharing stories about addiction brings stakeholders together. With the cost of prevention being much lower than the cost of treating outbreaks disease and overdoses, advocates for needle exchanges have sought to open ...

Apolitical

Jack Graham

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15 February 2018

San Isidro, Peru

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Peru formerly had one of the highest rates of stunting in South America, with chronic malnutrition affecting more than 1 in 4 children under five. Thanks to results-based budgeting and a government-wide commitment to ...

Bloomberg

Paul Tullis

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11 January 2018

Israel

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A company called Medial EarlySign is using machine learning to predict when a patient is at higher risk for having colon cancer. Results from a simple blood test are entered into a database that looks at several facto...

BBC

Ruth Evans

India Rakusen

19 December 2017

Malawi

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In Malawi, a small silicone ring that sits around the cervix and releases antiretroviral drugs is being tested to determine how effectively it reduces a woman's risk of contracting HIV. So far, trials have shown promi...

Ensia

Karl Gruber

7 December 2017

United States

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Zoonotic outbreaks are increasingly a threat to human populations and other species as they spatially converge in the same environments. In preparation, the project PREDICT has discovered over 1000 distinct diseases a...

Chicago Tribune

Ese Olumhense

27 November 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, the disparity in mortality rates between white and black women who contracted breast cancer was once disturbingly high, one of the worst in the nation . But ten years of fostering partnerships between the ...

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