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M. Sophia Newman

1 July 2015

Nairobi, Kenya

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Non-profit organization Reliefwatch is addressing supply chain breakdowns for developing world health clinics by sending them robocalls asking about procurement needs. The information updates a database in real time,...

Bright Magazine

Bridey Heing

30 June 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Culinary and agricultural education can sometimes take a backseat to the more academic side of high school. But Blue Hill is teaching high school students the importance of healthy cooking and home grown produce throu...

The Atlantic

Nancy Cook

30 June 2015

California, United States

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A California-based nonprofit is working to solve the state's teacher shortage by bringing private-sector professionals who have worked in science, technology, engineering, and math fields into public school classrooms...

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Robyn Jordan

29 June 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Arts education programs in the United States are subjected to cutting for maintaining tight school budgets. Technology sectors in Seattle seek professionals who have been trained in problem solving skills and innovat...

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

19 June 2015

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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When a heart attack happens, the time of care and treatment is of utmost importance. Many people die of heart attacks every year because too much time passes between the care of emergency staff and the hospital cardi...

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Paolo Patrizi

18 June 2015

Tokyo, Japan

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A growing number of people in the famously crowded Tokyo metropolis are becoming ‘city farmers’, planting crops atop tall buildings or deep underground. In an age of detrimental climate change, urban cultivation and g...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sam Eaton

5 June 2015

Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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In Zanzibar, hundreds of households too poor and remote to have access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers trained by and Indian NGO. It's...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Meg Kissinger

29 May 2015

Grafton, Wisconsin, United States

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Mental health care often requires a human touch and a personal connection. Tucked quietly in an office park in Grafton, volunteers at the COPE Hotline field nearly 23,000 calls a year from all over the Milwaukee area ...

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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...

Al Jazeera

Juliana Schatz

25 May 2015

Huamantanga, Lima Metropolitan Area, Peru

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Climate change has led to shorter, more violent rainy seasons in the highlands around Lima, Peru, meaning that - even though there is theoretically enough water during the rainy season to sustain the local population,...

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Maanvi Singh

14 May 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in traditionally food desert neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because they brought together a group of community leaders and asked them e...

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

Ndoni Khanyile

13 May 2015

Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar

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The effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and hotter global temperatures, are already having drastic impact on many communities, especially the rural, agricultural regions of countries such as Myanmar (...

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Jacob Kushner

1 May 2015

Hargeisa, Woqooyi Galbeed, Somalia

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In south-central Somalia, which includes Mogadishu, Somalia’s largest city, survivors of sexual violence have particularly scant hope for justice. Somalian women find safety and help at a one-stop center where victims...

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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...

The Huffington Post

Jonathan Cohn

20 April 2015

New Britain, Connecticut, United States

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Kids raised in environments full of economic, emotional and psychological turmoil are less likely to succeed in school or at the workplace, and are more likely to run afoul of the law or experience a variety of mental...

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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...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Jakob Rodgers

30 March 2015

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Homes for All Veterans, a program within the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Human Services, recently began training volunteers to walk the city's streets in search of homeless veterans, with the goal of effectively eliminat...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

9 March 2015

Manila, Philippines

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Fabella Hospital in Manila is overrun with women in labor or recovering, it exemplifies the overpopulation of the area due to a lack of contraception and family planning access. The Philippines’ Reproductive Health Bi...

South China Morning Post

Enid Tsui

10 February 2015

Yangon, Myanmar

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After decades of government repression and censorship, Myanmar’s civilian government has allowed for freer creative expression. The Hong Kong based Asia Art Archive is helping to develop the infrastructure of an arts ...

Christian Science Monitor

Lorena Galliot

25 January 2015

Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania

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Electricity is hard to come by in much of Africa. Now, skipping over the fossil fuel age, solar panels are bringing a cheap form of electricity to the continent.

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

24 December 2014

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Haiti suffered tremendous losses after the 2010 earthquake, exacerbating the devastation in an already impoverished country. In 2015, agriculture in Haiti is a growing business backed by the United States’ Feed the Fu...

The News & Observer

J. Andrew Curliss

10 December 2014

Tokyo, Japan

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After the success of North Carolina pork in Japan, the NC department of agriculture aims to help other local producers try their products in this foreign market to stimulate the state's economy.

The Atlantic

John Tierney

29 October 2014

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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In recent years, Columbus, Ohio's community college has taken a leading role in citywide economic development efforts. This has involved bolstering "career pathways" by better aligning high schools, community colleges...

MIT News

Nancy Adams

10 October 2014

Santa Maria Nebaj, El Quiché, Guatemala

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Using "Creative Capacity Building," MIT's D-Lab established in impoverished, rural areas in developing nations a method of empowering and supporting individuals in rural communities to invent low-cost technologies spe...

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Benjamin Goldfarb

9 October 2014

Missoula, Montana, United States

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As a state with robust populations of wildlife, Montana has had its share of roadkill. Its Department of Transportation developed animal shelving, a type of wildlife crossing, to enable safe passage for small animals ...

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