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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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Alison Bruzek

18 December 2014

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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In Louisville, KY, many people suffer from allergies or asthma and need to take inhalers to assist their breathing. A new inhaler called Propeller Health connects to Bluetooth devices to help patients track their inha...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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18 September 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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A novel way to help young men growing up in communities in which concentrated poverty, violence and unemployment are well-documented barriers to health and longevity: male youth of color are trained to be the emergenc...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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29 January 2014

Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua

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Many different people are inventing health devices for resource-poor settings, but some organizations - like M.I.T.’s Little Devices group - are empowering developing communities and increasing access to healthcare by...

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

18 June 2013

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Medical professionals say that there is a shortage of organs available for patients awaiting transplants. The first step towards the solution involves increasing awareness of organ donation as a viable and compassiona...

The Atlantic

Courtney E. Martin

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4 April 2013

Malawi

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Health communication systems designed for rural, developing countries -- where hospitals are often understaffed and transportation is inadequate -- are being adapted to improve care in U.S. cities.

The New York Times

Amy Yee

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4 April 2012

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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In the developing world, intestinal worms stunt physical and mental growth, drain energy, and can inhibit school work for children. Deworm the World is a global campaign that lobbied the Delhi government to regularly ...

The New York Times

Maia Szalavitz

22 September 2011

Massachusetts, United States

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related mortality. Naxolone, a drug used to revive overdose victims, is only available by prescription. Howev...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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26 July 2011

India

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One-pill-a-day generic AIDS drugs for poor countries are hard to make because each ingredient is patented by a different pharmaceutical company. The Patent Pool provides a way for companies to donate their intellectua...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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21 July 2011

San Mateo, California, United States

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Once-a-day generic AIDS drugs for poor countries are hard to make because each ingredient is patented by a different pharmaceutical company. The Patent Pool provides a way for companies to donate their intellectual pr...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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28 June 2011

Honduras

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A prosthetist from Texas visiting Jaipur Limb workshops in Honduras saw problems with their low-cost prosthetics - the issue wasn't the design of the leg, but the technicians at the Honduras workshops were people comp...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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23 June 2011

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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The Jaipur Limb organization based in India has developed prostheses at low cost, and services are free for the poor. The organization’s efforts have recently spread to other countries with impoverished people. Jaipur...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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3 December 2010

Tehran, Iran

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Two columns on how Iran is treating its massive epidemic of injecting drug use by tackling it as a health problem, effectively lowering H.I.V. rates among drug users using an approach to drugs known as harm reduction.

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