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Wall Street Journal

Dasl Yoon

Timothy W. Martin

16 March 2020

South Korea

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The testing efficiency and protocols implemented in South Korea to slow the spread of coronavirus have proven to be successful, with the latest reports of the country showing that reports of cases have leveled off. Co...

ProPublica

Lisa Song

15 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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South Korea is emerging as a model for many countries battling the spread of coronavirus, thanks to the country's quick response to initiate widespread testing and contact tracing methodology. Having learned from what...

The New York Times

Wudan Yan

13 March 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In early January, doctors at UW Medical Center began preparing for a coronavirus outbreak by transforming a research lab into a screening center for coronavirus that delivers results within a day. Now, coupled with a ...

NPR

Jason Beaubien

12 March 2020

Singapore

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As countries respond in different ways to the COVID19 pandemic, those with systematic government approaches have proven to be strongest thus far. Places like Hong Kong and Singapore created immediate systems for testi...

The New York Times

Damien Cave

12 March 2020

Sydney, Australia

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As the United States struggles to test all citizens exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, Australia and Canada are offering lessons about best practices for preparing for a pandemic. Having learned from previous outbrea...

NPR

Anthony Kuhn

12 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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South Korea has had an extremely effective response to the coronavirus because of its fast and widespread use of testing. There are now drive-through tests available where people recommended by their doctor can take a...

Voice of America (VOA)

William Gallo

12 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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South Korea has taken a softer approach to preventing and containing the coronavirus, in large part because they’ve prioritized accessible testing and have an already-existing strong and affordable healthcare system. ...

North Carolina Health News

Liora Engel-Smith

9 March 2020

North Carolina, United States

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Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, North Carolina's health centers are relying on old methods to reach and educate uninsured and medically vulnerable patients, many of whom don't have access to the internet. Staff are p...

NPR

Jon Hamilton

8 March 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Health care workers at the University of Washington are now able to get tested for coronavirus via a drive-through. Providing both convenience and safety by limiting exposure of the potentially ill, the test only take...

Business Insider

Aria Bendix

5 March 2020

South Korea

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South Korea's nationwide coronavirus testing measures are showing that the death rate for the virus may not be as high as initially reported while also offering lessons to other countries about the best practices for ...

100 Days in Appalachia

Taylor Sisk

4 March 2020

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

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Patient navigation, which uses community members as health care informants, is helping to break down social and cultural barriers to accessing care in a community in North Carolina. The navigators are "population-focu...

CNN

Sophie Jeong

Ivan Watson

3 March 2020

Goyang, South Korea

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To limit exposure during coronavirus testing, South Korea began piloting drive-thru test sites that allow those being tested to remain in their cars. The drive-thru, which sends results to the patient via text message...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Luis Zambrano

3 March 2020

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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To better serve Mexican citizens living in the U.S., the Mexican government created an initiative known as Health Windowns that helps bridge the gap between immigrants and preventive health care access. Although anyon...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Herald Brubaker

21 February 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The health insurance company, United Healthcare, has started a program called myConnections that funds housing for Philadelphia citizens experiencing homelessness and chronic illness. United Healthcare will pay for re...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Miranda Cyr

21 February 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Immigrant children waiting to gain access to the U.S. from Mexico often require vaccinations when they get to the border, but the immigration process doesn't allow for it. To address this gap in health care, an organi...

The Fresno Bee

Manuela Tobias

19 February 2020

Fresno, California, United States

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A school attendance campaign in a rural California district relies on buy-in from a variety of community partners. For instance, administrators supported the construction of a new health clinic next to the school, con...

Yes! Magazine

Claire Jarvis

19 February 2020

Georgia, United States

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In Georgia, where residents of underserved, largely minority neighborhoods lack adequate access to health care services, a program is training local high school students to serve as community health workers equipped t...

Global Sisters Report

Kelechukwu Iruoma

13 February 2020

Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, many women who develop fistulas don't seek help due to lack of access to quality health care in the region, but Sisters of Medical Missionaries of Mary have opened a free clinic to help fill the gap. The c...

Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Carol Dannhauser

12 February 2020

Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

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Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute in Connecticut has expanded its reach to specifically target rural communities, which has played a role in the declining rates of “potentially preventable” cancer deaths. Both empl...

Bhekisisa

Joan van Dyk

12 February 2020

Madwaleni, South Africa

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At Madwaleni Hospital's rehabilitation ward in South Africa, medical professionals and physical therapists are using what is known as block therapy to better help individuals who are living with a disability. Rather t...

TheCable

Taiwo Adebulu

11 February 2020

Ebute Metta, Lagos State, Nigeria

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A hospital in Nigeria has implemented the use of an electronic medical record (EMR) system for patients to decrease mismanagement practices and increase transparency and accountability. The card that patients are give...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Rashiq Fataar

7 February 2020

South Africa

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By expanding access, using financial incentives, and increasing transparency, the South African government increased universal birth registration rates from under one-quarter of the population to 95 percent of the pop...

The Hechinger Report

Alfonso Serrano

5 February 2020

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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A program developed in Boston's public schools works with students who have missed many days of school as a result of mental health challenges to transition back into the classroom. By providing academic and emotional...

Vox

Ezra Klein

28 January 2020

United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom's health-care system – which has been lauded as one of the most equitable models for care – is built around a government agency that decides "which treatments are worth covering, and for whom." Alth...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

27 January 2020

Kano, Kano, Nigeria

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Kano State in Nigeria has implemented a strategy to increase the likelihood of children receiving necessary vaccinations to reduce cases of polio. The strategy, which included enhanced training on administering the va...

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