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The Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

2 January 2019

Rwanda

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Cooperation between state public health and religious institutions expands access to family planning resources for women. In areas of Rwanda where the Catholic Church operates some of the only healthcare centers, the ...

The Guardian

Danielle Stephens

19 December 2018

Nigeria

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Temie Giwa-Tubosun is known as the "the blood lady" in Nigeria thanks to her efforts to transport blood to rural communities in East Africa. LifeBank, her blood-delivery start-up, operates in two different cities and ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

18 December 2018

Muhanga, Rwanda

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Drones complement emergency health services in poorly connected regions. Across Rwanda, where the state of infrastructure poses an ongoing structural challenge, drones are making emergency deliveries of blood possible...

The New York Times

Margot Sanger-Katz

18 December 2018

Delaware, United States

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Delaware has a new statewide program to ask women of childbearing age if they are planning on getting pregnant in the next year during a primary care visit and to discuss birth control options if the answer is no. The...

Business Daily

Nasibo Kabale

17 December 2018

Mandera, Mandera County, Kenya

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Two regions within Kenya, Mandera and Isiolo, have made significant strides in reducing their rate of maternal mortality cases. Both counties employed similar tactics, such as improving facility quality, increasing th...

Public Radio International

Allison Herrera

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17 December 2018

Netherlands

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An online service provides medical consultations and abortion pills to women in countries where abortion is restricted or illegal. Called Women on Web, the service has expanded to the United States where abortion serv...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

17 December 2018

Vanuatu

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Drones can deliver vaccines and medicines to isolated and underserved areas. The South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu now relies on drones to distribute vaccines to children in remote locations. Flights by drone are c...

The Guardian

Jules Montague

14 December 2018

Dublin, Ireland

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In Dublin, the concept of "inclusion health" is helping to prevent the constant cycling of homeless people from the hospital and the streets and making sure that vulnerable populations receive the attention they need ...

NPR

Bram Sable-Smith

9 December 2018

Madison, United States

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Rural communities need more than medication to deal with the opioid crisis; in one rural region of northern Wisconsin, a specialist doctor is able to prescribe Suboxone, but the programs he advocates for take a more c...

Model D

Estelle Slootmaker

4 December 2018

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

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Throughout the Untied States there are many rural areas that do not have quick access to hospitals or other means of healthcare, so some providers are turning to repurposing abandoned buildings into clinics. Focusing ...

PBS NewsHour

Amna Nawaz

3 December 2018

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

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Pikeville, Kentucky, like many towns in Eastern Kentucky, used to be entirely dependent on the coal industry. With the decline of coal, the town has shifted its focus to healthcare. City leaders are hoping investment ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

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28 November 2018

Nigeria

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In a nation that traditionally does not believe or address that adolescents have sex despite overwhelming data, Nigerian web- and mobile-based platforms are expanding access to quality sexual education for youth. Educ...

Bangor Daily News

Jackie Farwell

26 November 2018

Maine, United States

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Groups Recover Together is a for-profit clinic in Maine that helps treat people addicted to opioids. It prescribes buprenorphine, provides weekly counseling, and serves around 600 people a week at 60 clinics in the co...

Yes! Magazine

Phillip Pantuso

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23 November 2018

Kingston, New York, United States

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For musicians and artists who don’t have traditional access to healthcare, one music festival has them covered. O+ (“O Positive”) is a music festival in Kingston, NY that invites musicians and artists from around the ...

CityLab

Jason Plautz

21 November 2018

Colorado, United States

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Colorado has recently adopted a new .25 percent sales tax to create a pool of funding for mental health and addiction services. The initial funds are earmarked to create a new mental health center, while the overall v...

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Burton Bollag

31 October 2018

Germany

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When family members fall ill, many times caregiving is placed on fellow family members, which is both time consuming and unpaid. A healthcare company with international reach, is funding research, toolkits and informa...

Chicago Tribune

Lisa Schencker

27 October 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Public libraries once turned a blind eye to the homeless people using their spaces, but many libraries have now shifted into action mode by hiring social workers to help with behavioral health challenges of patrons. I...

New York Magazine

Christine Ro

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26 October 2018

Haiti

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SolarChill is a network of research, aid, and environmental organizations that works to install solar refrigerators for vaccine storage in areas without reliable electricity. In conjunction with a push to make vaccine...

Scalawag

Lewis Wallace

24 October 2018

Tennessee, United States

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After accompanying trans people to their doctors appointments, and answering their medical questions, Kale Edmindson founded Trans Buddy in 2013. “Transgender people can call a hotline and get a trained “buddy” to ans...

BBC

Rachel Nuwer

16 October 2018

Harare, Zimbabwe

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In order to increase Zimbabwean’s ability to access mental health care, a psychiatrist trained grandmothers in talk therapy. Working from a “friendship bench,” these new trainees have provided evidence-based, cultural...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

14 October 2018

Vermont, United States

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Vermont's hub-and-spoke model for medication-assisted treatment is a response to the opioid crisis that other states are working to replicate. Patients start at one of the hub facilities and then have a local care pro...

Daily Nation

Angela Oketch

2 October 2018

Kenya

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The drugs bedaquiline and delamanid have been associated with higher rates of survival for those suffering from tuberculoss. Used in the United States for nearly a decade, these drugs are now making their debut in oth...

Bhekisisa

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...

Model D

Sarah Rigg

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1 October 2018

Michigan, United States

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Healthcare groups across the state of Michigan are working to address care for the homeless. From dedicated, privately-funded centers for LGBT youth to downtown clinics offering quality, affordable healthcare, Michiga...

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...

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