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Rhitu Chatterjee

20 July 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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By using a "greening intervention," in which abandoned lots in low-income neighborhoods were turned into parks, researchers were able to determine that having a park in close proximity improved community member's ment...

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Rhitu Chatterjee

11 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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When a person is brought to the emergency room after a suicide attempt, they are at risk for attempting suicide again for the next three months. These patients often slip through the cracks after being discharged from...

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Rhitu Chatterjee

12 February 2016

São Paulo City, São Paulo, Brazil

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Childhood obesity is on the rise in Brazil and kids tend to reject vegetables. But thousands of school gardens around the country are changing children's eating habits by helping to build a connection to fresh food.

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Rhitu Chatterjee

10 February 2016

Promissão, Brazil

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Brazil's small farmers can now directly supply the country's school meals programs. It's been a big boost for local farmers, and it's helping the schools too.

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Rhitu Chatterjee

10 February 2016

Promissão, São Paulo, Brazil

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In Brazil, middlemen buy produce from small farmers at negligible prices to sell to the public school system for higher profits. A law requiring cities to buy 30 percent of their school meal budget from family farmers...

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Rhitu Chatterjee

22 October 2015

New Delhi, India

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Defying expectations, cataract surgery in Indian children is endowing them with vision—and shedding light on how the brain learns to see.

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Rhitu Chatterjee

17 September 2015

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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WhyLoiter is a growing movement that encourages women in India to spend time out in the street to challenge societal restrictions on women in public.

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Rhitu Chatterjee

15 September 2015

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Life in the Mumbai slum of Dharavi is stressful and sometimes violent, especially for women. Domestic violence is rampant, as are assaults out on the streets. An NGO called SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education & He...

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Rhitu Chatterjee

13 July 2015

Dujana, Haryana, India

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In India, the government is improving opportunities for women by requiring schools to hire poor and underprivileged women as cooks for the national free lunch program.

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Rhitu Chatterjee

6 November 2014

Tamil Nadu, India

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Two Americans created a small start-up in rural India to help bring life-sustaining technologies to the poor. But they're not giving away solar lamps and low-power appliances: They're selling them.

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Rhitu Chatterjee

20 July 2014

Dujana, Haryana, India

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In India, the country with the highest rate of child malnutrition in the world, the government started a free school lunch program which is rescuing children from dire hunger and improving their diets.

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Rhitu Chatterjee

17 July 2014

Bawani Khera, Haryana, India

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India’s free school lunch program is one of the world’s largest anti-poverty programs. Despite its many shortfalls, the program feeds 120 million of the country’s poorest school children. The idea is that if children ...

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