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The Huffington Post

Eleanor Goldberg

2 August 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Child mortality is a global problem that can be reduced by increasing breastfeeding rates; however, many mothers are either under too much cultural pressure, need to work, or cannot lactate enough milk. Brazil has dev...

News Deeply

Liza Ramrayka

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6 July 2016

Ethiopia

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A mobile health project in Ethiopia gives any health worker with a smartphone access to the information they need to deal with emergencies during childbirth. Now it's being scaled up to reach 10,000 health workers acr...

High Country News

Leah Todd

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30 June 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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The Access to Critical Cerebral Support Services (ACCESS) program in New Mexico allows Albuquerque specialists to video call into rural hospitals to give advice and direction in the case of stroke victims. The program...

The New Yorker

Ben Taub

27 June 2016

Aleppo, Syria

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In Syria, medical personnel are at risk of death as hospitals are frequent targets of bombing. With few medical specialists treating an assortment of injuries and diseases under the most dangerous circumstances, docto...

Al Jazeera

Joff Lacey

18 June 2016

Sweden

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Prosthetics for most are frequently challenging, both in terms of mobility and associated pain. This video highlights a doctor in Sweden innovating new, more reactive prosthetics, aimed at addressing these challenges.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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17 May 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Organ donation waiting lists can often hold wait times of months or even years. Thousands of lives could be saved with better ways to reach to the millions of Americans willing to donate an organ.

NPR

Lulu Garcia-Navarro

10 April 2016

Paraiba, Brazil

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Pediatric cardiologist Sandra Mattos had set up a network of doctors and hospitals working with tiny heart patients via telemedicine. Her system now also helps remote Zika sufferers.

Bright Magazine

Sarika Bansal

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29 March 2016

Bangkok, Thailand

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Every time scientists think they’ve controlled malaria, drug resistance pops up in Southeast Asia. What will it take to stop a deadly global comeback of the disease?

WAMU

Martin Austermuhle

14 March 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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For the last 40 years, people with developmental disabilities in D.C. have been fighting for the chance to be like everyone else. This is their story.

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

15 December 2015

Cairo, Egypt

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A new approach to distributing pharmaceuticals in Egypt could become the blueprint for providing cutting-edge medicines to the poor. The approach, developed to fight Hep. C, capitalizes on local networks and involves ...

KPCC

Stephanie O'Neill

10 December 2015

Ventura, California, United States

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A hospice patient's end-of-life desires are most often thwarted when well-meaning loved ones see the patient in some sort of distress. New programs ask first-responder paramedics to work with hospice programs to bette...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Monica Campbell

4 November 2015

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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At an Ohio supermarket, refugees get a surprising crash course on everything about pharmacies from the system of refills and dosages to how to open those child-proof bottles.

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.

Al Jazeera

Javid Abdelmoneim

17 August 2015

Uganda

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In Uganda, disease caused by improper surgical protocol is one of the leading causes of death. In response to this problem, Doctors are utilizing a surgical checklist from the World Health Organization, as well as oth...

NPR

Amy Yee

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23 July 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Prosthetics can change lives, but in some countries there aren't enough people trained to make the needed limbs, braces and splints. To address the shortage in Bangladesh, the Center for the Rehabilitation of the Para...

Vox

Sarah Kliff

9 July 2015

Roseville, California, United States

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Even though most central line infections are preventable, they are a leading cause of death in the United States. The core of the problem resides in a hospital's approach, whether they put the effort into treating pat...

Vox

Sarah Kliff

Johnny Harris

9 July 2015

Roseville, California, United States

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Central line infections can be a death sentence to a patient, so hospitals have been trying to determine how to reduce this likelihood. The solution appears to be in the difference between hospitals willing to learn f...

Next City

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,...

Time

Tanya Basu

1 July 2015

Gothenburg, Sweden

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When Swedish blood blanks were faced with a blood shortage, one hospital turned to text messaging in order to reach potential donors. Relying on the value of personal connection, the campaign texts donors when their b...

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...

NPR

Nancy Shute

11 June 2015

United States

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If you've got a life-threatening medical condition, your first call might not be to an economist. But Alvin Roth used a theory about matching markets to help connect kidney patients and donors.

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...

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...

Seven Days

Ken Picard

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4 March 2015

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Medical providers, tech experts and business professionals joined together to create in Vermont to create MEDSINC, a mobile app that helps people with no medical background to treat children with health risks. The "mo...

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