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Pioneers Post

Anna Patton

18 October 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Based out of the city of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, a live radio show is tackling the stigma around mental health care by combining their platform with those in the mental health care field. Not only does the radio show...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

15 October 2019

Edmonds, Washington, United States

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The emergency room at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, Washington is working to implement more focused care for those suffering from opioid addiction, an offering not typically present at most hospitals. Using a hands-on ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

14 October 2019

Karatudu, Kaduna, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, a project known as IntegratE is gaining traction as a means to improve access to and understanding around family planning. Specifically focused on increasing contraceptive coverage for women, this program ...

The New York Times

Laura Pappano

10 October 2019

United States

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Four-year colleges are increasingly tapping into community college populations to recruit driven and diverse students. This process also helps students who ultimately transfer to four-year institutions significantly c...

The Slowdown

Randi Eicher

10 October 2019

Nairobi, Kenya

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To combat the rapidly decreasing forest density in Kenya, an organization created "seedballs," or seeds from trees coated in charcoal and other nutrients that help the seeds survive long enough to germinate. The organ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Sabine Galvis

2 October 2019

Wilcox, Arizona, United States

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Health care can be hard to access for those in rural communities, so for one Arizona community, the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center partnered with the University of Arizona to bring health education to ...

Devex

Sarah Trent

Khaliun Bayartsogt

2 October 2019

Arvaikheer, Mongolia

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Herders in Mongolia have resorted to cooperative shared funds to keep their pastures afloat, a sign of a slow tilt towards greater collaboration and trust in the area. The shared funds act as a way for herders to borr...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

30 September 2019

Kaduna, Nigeria

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Kaduna State in Nigeria hasn't seen a case of poliovirus since 2016 due to a series of approaches that aim to stop any potential spreads before they even begin. Between data monitoring, distributing tasks to increase ...

Iowa Falls Times Citizen

Sara Konrad Baranowski

30 September 2019

Iowa Falls, Iowa, United States

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Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls is one of the rare rural hospitals that has defied the odds and remained open, thanks in part to creative collaborations and the CEO's entrepreneurial attitude. From converting its...

N’West Iowa Review

Mark Mahoney

30 September 2019

Rock Rapids, Iowa, United States

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Despite rural hospitals often struggling to remain open due to lack of consistent demand which creates financial troubles, there are eight hospitals across four rural counties in Iowa that are proving this notion wron...

Side Effects Public Media

Sebastián Martínez Valdivia

30 September 2019

Sedalia, Missouri, United States

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Rural areas are often underserved when it comes to medical access, but a town in Missouri is working on changing this by immersing medical students in rural life. Offering students a glimpse of small town life while w...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

27 September 2019

Saint-Denis, Paris Region, France

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Les Alchimistes is a social enterprise outside of Paris that turns the 900,000 tons of food waste produced every year into compost that is then sold to farmers. The group is supported by industrial composters named Ti...

Pioneers Post

Maria Eduarda Lannes

26 September 2019

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A collective for Brazilian women artisans named Rede Asta provides training, production networks, links to consumers, and an online market to empower them to make a livable income. The group is also environmentally-co...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

25 September 2019

Illinois, United States

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Reddit has long been home to an Islam-focused message board that helps to connect people over a shared belief, but the online community is now expanding to include a twice monthly mental health discussion. Hosted by a...

Grady Newsource

Emily Lanoue

25 September 2019

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Grocery stores across the nation have explored creative solutions to recycle plastic bags, including melting them into new bags and even using the material to build compact lumber and playground equipment. In Athens, ...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

24 September 2019

Hoehne, Colorado, United States

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Las Animas County in Colorado is a large rural and remote area which makes it difficult for emergency responders to access people in a timely manner. To address this, emergency medical responder (EMR) classes are bein...

The Connecticut Mirror

Jan Ellen Spiegel

19 September 2019

South Windsor, Connecticut, United States

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The town of South Windsor, Connecticut, is committed to reducing energy use and costs by going all-in on solar power. By incorporating solar into five of the town's schools, South Windsor will save an estimated $100,0...

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Jennifer Chowdhury

17 September 2019

Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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In the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh, Rohingya women are overcoming the societal restraints that bound them at home in Myanmar and becoming leaders and change-makers in their community. Despite resistance from...

Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Alexandra Watts

17 September 2019

Mound Bayou, Mississippi, United States

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Mound Bayou, Mississippi has been in the middle of a food desert for well over 50 years, as fresh produce is hard to come by for this small Mississippi Delta town. However, a local farmers' market has begun to change ...

Chicago Tribune

Karen Berkowitz

12 September 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In 2013, the United Nations deemed access to menstrual supplies a human right. Since then, Illinois has taken a number of steps to make access to these products even easier. This story includes solutions such as free ...

Teen Vogue

Ari Honarvar

5 September 2019

United States

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LGBTQ asylum seekers face a unique set of problems coming to the United States, often from places where gender expression and sexuality are strictly regulated. Four organizations across the US, Mexico, and Canada are ...

Valley News

Nora Doyle-Burr

2 September 2019

Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

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For parents recovering from addictions, maintaining care for children can be a challenge, so a hospital in New Hampshire changed how they practice primary care in order to help. Dubbed “recovery-friendly pediatrics," ...

Shake the World

Aleksandr Nechaev

2 September 2019

Santiago, Chile

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This podcast is an interview with Gonzalo Muñoz, the founder of a successful recycling organization called Triciclos that started in Chile and has since reached 8 other countries. Triciclos was the first certified B c...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

27 August 2019

Lagos, Nigeria

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Providing mothers with access to health education during and after pregnancy helps reduce child mortality. In Nigeria, the Mamacare program teaches pregnant women about nutrition, hygiene, and infant health at clinics...

Blavity

Chad Small

26 August 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Eliminating food deserts is a community effort. Thanks to work of members, volunteers, and other partners of the East New York Farmers’ Market (ENYF), the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, formerly troubled by a...

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