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Johnny Kauffman

15 December 2017

Georgia, United States

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In order to battle the government healthcare gaps, the time lost from workers leaving to seek medical attention, and the closing of hospitals, some rural companies have opened their own clinics nearby. This way worker...

The GroundTruth Project

Qainat Khan

15 December 2017

Flathead Reservation, Montana, United States

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Salish Kootenai College has opened an Allied Health Department to train members of several tribes on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. The goal of this new department is to train members of these Native American tr...

The Guardian

Susana Ferreira

5 December 2017

Olhão, Portugal

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After the fall of an oppressive and isolating regime, Portugal found itself utterly unprepared to deal with the rapid distribution of narcotics in the 1980s, creating a crisis that left 1 in every 10 people struggling...

News Deeply

Amy Fallon

30 November 2017

Lagos, Nigeria

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Nigeria is the site of world's second largest HIV epidemic, yet many people don't get tested for fear of being stigmatized. 'Slide Safe' delivers HIV testing packages to the homes, offices etc of consumers in anonymou...

Chicago Tribune

Ese Olumhense

27 November 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, the disparity in mortality rates between white and black women who contracted breast cancer was once disturbingly high, one of the worst in the nation . But ten years of fostering partnerships between the ...

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Benny Becker

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Mary Meehan

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25 November 2017

Stanville, Kentucky, United States

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In the rural, rugged country of Appalachia, towns like Stanville face some of the country’s most profound economic and public health problems. Some of these communities, however, are making remarkable strides against ...

Washington Post

Laurie McGinley

22 November 2017

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

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The homeless do not get enough medical attention and often die without getting proper care. The "street medicine" program at Lehigh Valley Health Network addresses this by having medical professionals go to homeless ...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

10 November 2017

Uganda

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Pregnant women in rural African villages tend not to seek medical services until they are in labour, but there are many services that should be performed earlier in the pregnancy in order to help ensure the survival o...

News Deeply

Sally Nyakanyanga

9 November 2017

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Young women and girls in Africa face difficult stigmas when menstruating, as well as prohibitive costs to hygiene items and other resources, leading many of them to miss critical days at school and otherwise be left ...

NEO.LIFE

Rob Waters

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9 November 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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Even though millions of people around the world rely on drugs like insulin to live, the big pharmaceutical companies often seem to value profit over people, and the costs of critical medications can be prohibitive. A ...

News Deeply

Sally Nyakanyanga

3 November 2017

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Mental health care is often overlooked in Zimbabwe even though depression is prevalent. The Friendship Bench Project involves benches located by clinics where individuals can come speak to older female counselors abou...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

2 November 2017

Karachi, Pakistan

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In Karachi, Pakistan’s Jinnah hospital, a private-public partnership between the government and the business sector have brought in over $35 million in donations. Those donations have led to new equipment, buildings, ...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Blythe Bernhard

19 October 2017

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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St. Louis has one of the highest rates of STDs and HIV in the state, but the city's Health Department has implemented a creative method for providing safe sex education and testing. The staff at salons and barber shop...

BBC

Angela Saini

8 October 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

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This podcast episode covers 3 entrepreneurial solutions in India and Kenya, and 2 of them have already started seeing very positive results. The first is a rugged tablet named Kio Kits loaded with educational software...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

7 October 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

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Two major pharmaceutical companies are offering discount cancer drugs in some African countries in an initiative modeled on the aids campaign. In African countries access to cancer treatment is scarce due to high pric...

BBC

Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

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3 October 2017

Gambia

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A new app and scope that attaches to a smartphone camera has the capability to photograph a woman's cervix in high definition and send the photo to clinicians for diagnosis. This device replaces previously very expens...

BBC

Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

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3 October 2017

Gambia

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Cervical cancer has effective treatments, but it remains a leading cause of cancer deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. A new device can capture images of a woman’s cervix and send the images to a doctor for review. This exp...

syracuse.com

James T. Mulder

26 September 2017

Syracuse, New York, United States

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Dr. Ross Sullivan, an ER doctor at Upstate University Hospital is trained in addiction treatment and has created a program in the emergency room to get overdose patients Suboxone while they wait to be admitted into in...

NPR

Chhavi Sachdev

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23 September 2017

India

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The Million Death study revealed that the child mortality rate in India has decreased over the past 15 years. These results are most likely due to vaccine drives, free diagnostics, more health clinics and other such i...

Bloomberg

Noah Smith

19 September 2017

United States

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The USA is currently at odds over its healthcare system. Perhaps, a solution can be found by looking to Japan's system which is a public-private hybrid where most is covered by the government and a smaller percentage ...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

15 September 2017

Connecticut, United States

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Unlike other states, Connecticut is running their own medicaid program. The state is reducing costs by reaching out to people before they get severely sick. They’re using their extensive medicaid data, looking for peo...

Washington Post

Michael Alison Chandler

23 August 2017

Virginia, United States

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The USA wants to reduce its infant mortality rate by educating parents about how to keep their child safe while they sleep. Baby Box Co has put together boxes for new parents with tutorials, baby supplies and a mattre...

The New York Times

Andrew Higgins

1 August 2017

Ghana

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In places such as Ghana, people live far from proper healthcare, which is why Community Health Workers in the region, and in other regions lacking access to healthcare, are being trained. CHW's can help educate indivi...

News Deeply

Sophie Cousins

26 July 2017

Paris, France

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Injections and implants preventing HIV could be an important breakthrough especially for individuals who can not travel regularly to a health clinic, have trouble remembering to take a pill, or who want to secretly pr...

The Christian Science Monitor

Peter Ford

25 July 2017

Ambovombe, Androy, Madagascar

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Drought in Madagascar grows worse each year as its minimal public infrastructure and extensive poverty slow efforts by the UN and various NGOs for food and water distribution. But in recognizing the severity of the cy...

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