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The New York Times

Eric Ravenscraft

20 February 2019

United States

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Technology is being used in the medical industry to bridge gaps often created by health insurance companies' reliance on reactive rather than proactive care. From hearing loss to family planning, entrepreneurs are fin...

The Verge

Angela Chen

19 February 2019

Uganda

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Cases of malaria in Uganda are increasing, and early diagnoses are key to managing the situation. Piggybacking off of the idea of using paper sensors, doctors have successfully been able to use this financially savvy ...

The New York Times

Janet Morrissey

14 February 2019

United States

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The future of medical devices is beginning to heavily rely on the integration of technological advances including apps, robotic and 3-D printing. From increasing education around diabetes via an app to digital smart p...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Kylie Mohr

13 February 2019

Wyoming, United States

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Interpreters provide non-English speakers greater access to healthcare by lowering the language barrier. The Spanish-speaking translation service, La Voz, helps residents in Wyoming who cannot afford expensive on-dema...

The New Yorker

Tom Vanderbilt

4 February 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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DIY solutions can overcome the scarcity of medical resources in developing countries and save lives. A simple solution such as replacing expensive uterine balloons with more readily accessible condoms has already help...

Granite State News Collaborative

Judi Currie

23 January 2019

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Across New Hampshire, eight different emergency programs are being piloted that creatively use ambulance services to bolster community health care. In a state that has witnessed the need for mental health services and...

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Nick Dall

22 January 2019

Cameroon

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In Cameroon, community members were facing a dire situation with a lack of efficient access to blood banks. Infiuss, an online blood bank, aims to fill this crucial gap in care by delivering bags of blood to patients ...

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Edward Siddons

22 January 2019

California, United States

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Steps toward preventing maternal mortality – a problem that plagues women worldwide – are being made. A handful of policies, including using data-informed approaches, providing access to doulas, and addressing racial ...

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Edward Siddons

18 January 2019

Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia

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The need for therapeutic support is far outstripping the rate that doctors and nurses can get through training, let alone having enough caregivers in low-income areas. However, extensive studies have proven that a com...

Governing

Katherine Barrett

Richard Greene

15 January 2019

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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States and localities are moving beyond traditional uses of geographic information systems, also known as GIS, and into a wide array of smart, dynamic uses of the burgeoning technology. In Cincinatti, city analysts ex...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jesenia De Moya Correa

15 January 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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In Camden, New Jersey, 40 percent of the population 5 years or older speaks Spanish at home. However, only 5 percent of graduates from medical schools in the state identify as Hispanic or Latino. In an effort to shift...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

14 January 2019

Katsina, Katsina, Nigeria

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In Katsina, Nigeria, the region has made significant public health strides toward infectious disease prevention and control. The country’s Centre for Disease Control, the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

11 January 2019

Pailin, Cambodia

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A pilot program in western Cambodia is taking a coordinated, localized approach to decreasing cases of malaria in remote, hard to reach areas. The U.S.-funded program called the President’s Malaria Initiative operates...

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Zara Stone

4 January 2019

Canada

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At-home health care isn't new, but technological advancements have allowed for the niche industry to expand beyond pregnancy tests and heart rate monitors. Although not without controversy, mail-in swab kits, artifici...

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 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...

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...

Public Radio International

Allison Herrera

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...

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...

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 ...

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