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22 September 2017
By addressing drug addiction as a medical—rather than criminal—issue, Portugal has been able to reduce drug use as well as deaths caused by drugs. Strategies implemented include decriminalization, increased access to ...
25 November 2016
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
The US incarcerates 8x as many women as it did in 1980, and two-thirds of women in state prisons are there for nonviolent offenses. A program in Tulsa, Women in Recovery, is working with women (and their children) to ...
7 November 2015
Hetauda, Central Region, Nepal
In the past, people in poor countries who became blind due to cataracts often had no hope of improvement because of the high costs of treatment. Nepalese ophthalmologist, Sanduk Ruit, perfected a cheap and effective c...
24 December 2014
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Haiti suffered tremendous losses after the 2010 earthquake, exacerbating the devastation in an already impoverished country. In 2015, agriculture in Haiti is a growing business backed by the United States’ Feed the Fu...
2 November 2011
Family planning, including access to contraception, is the key to reducing population growth. Not only does family planning therefore reduce poverty and environmental damage, it also saves money. “If you think family ...
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