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The New York Times

Aaron E. Carroll

22 April 2019

Singapore

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In Singapore, government officials have taken the opportunity to learn from gaps and failures in their health care system in order to enact a more progressive, proactive and accessible process. From subsidizing housin...

The Guardian

Hannah Devlin

12 April 2019

Greater London, England

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When people don't show up for an appointment, it can cost hospitals a lot of money and also unnecessarily increase wait times for other patients. A hospital in London is trying to reduce both the cost and wait problem...

All Africa

Jeffrey Moyo

24 December 2018

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Solar power systems and panels are being installed at health centers across Zimbabwe. In a country with common electricity shortages, these solar power systems ensure there are lights, refrigeration, and working machi...

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...

Nigerian Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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11 December 2018

Kano, Nigeria

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A new three year program is educating, training, and deploying midwives to six northern Nigerian states. This influx of midwives has helped to ensure safe deliveries as well as provide women with perinatal and antenat...

The Guardian

Ian Sample

4 December 2018

Queensland, Australia

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A new inexpensive and fast procedure can detect the presence of cancer cells in a person’s body. The ease and 90% accuracy rate of this test could make it an effective initial scan for malignant cells detecting cancer...

The New York Times

Laura Pappano

31 October 2018

United States

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Medical schools use new technology to bring better prepared medical students into the field. Virtual reality goggle, mannequin patients, and 3D imaging are tools that make classroom lessons more like real life without...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Gretchen M. Grosky

29 October 2018

Maine, United States

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Through the use of virtual reality, medical students in Maine are experiencing what it is like to live with aliments common to older adults such as hearing and vision loss. These visceral experiences will help student...

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Lewis Wallace

24 October 2018

Tennessee, United States

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After accompanying trans people to their doctors appointments, and answering their medical questions, Kale Edmindson founded Trans Buddy in 2013. “Transgender people can call a hotline and get a trained “buddy” to ans...

Nigerian Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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16 October 2018

Sokoto, Sokoto, Nigeria

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Chlorhexidine gel has been successfully used to ensure healthy births and avoid newborn babies from having often fatal infections around their umbilical cord. The use of this gel—as well as the end of potentially harm...

The East African

Christabel Ligami

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13 September 2018

Kenya

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In order to reach a pastoralist community with health services, a mobile health clinic called the Kimormor has been deployed in northern Kenya. Treating both people and livestock, the Kimormor has provided family plan...

Motherboard

Kaleigh Rogers

10 September 2018

Zambia

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The effectiveness of so much medical care hinges on response time, but many rural communities in Zambia are a significant distance away from a provider. A project using ambulance bicycles got patients to care much qui...

Philly.com (Philadelphia Media Network)

Aneri Pattani

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28 August 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In many cultures, women are discouraged from discussing personal health issues and sexual concerns and the doctors they consult often lack a full understanding of this context. By providing support to patients and tra...

NPR

Sara Kiley Watson

9 August 2018

San Diego, California, United States

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San Diego area physicians are now receiving a letter if one of their patients dies of an opioid overdose. The goal of this new project is to remind doctors of the impact of their actions and lower opioid prescribing r...

BBC

Sam Judah

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2 August 2018

Kolkata, India

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‘Quack” doctors—people illegally seeing and treating patients without a license—is a common sight in rural India. A new program seeks to train, rather than eliminate, these “doctors” and use them to expand the reach o...

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Alexandra Winkler

31 July 2018

Caracas, Venezuela

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When faced with a health care crisis, El Hatillo Municipality in Caracas, Venezuela took community health into their own hands through partnerships and expanded access. Focusing on populations identified as the most v...

NPR

Renee Montagne

29 July 2018

Pomona, California, United States

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A collaborative of California hospitals has developed standard procedures for situations that threaten a mother’s life during childbirth as well as a “toolkit” of everything staff need for a rapid response. As a resul...

The Star

John Muchangi

24 July 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The M-Pima kit is a quick, easy to use device to accurately measure the HIV load in a blood sample. With this tool, clinics lacking in technology or staff expertise don't have to send samples to places with these reso...

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Seema Prasad

13 July 2018

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Indian doctors can now receive training in mental health diagnoses and treatments through a ‘digital academy’ developed by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences. The academy will provide greater ac...

Daily Nation

Angela Oketch

6 July 2018

Kenya

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The "Bangladesh Regimen"--a shorter drug treatment for tuberculosis--is being implemented in Kenya. A shorter treatment means that patients will be less likely to develop the often serious side effects that can come w...

New Vision

Jacky Achan

30 June 2018

Amalotor, Uganda

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In Uganda, a biometric human resources tracking system cuts down on absenteeism in healthcare. The simple tracking system means that regularly absent health care providers see consequences for not doing their jobs. Th...

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Kayla Webley Adler

28 June 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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The IUD is the most effective form of contraceptive on the market, yet it is not widely utilized. Many physicians are not trained to insert the device, and even if they are, obtaining an IUD often requires 3 visits to...

The New York Times

Abby Goodnough

23 June 2018

Marshalltown, Iowa, United States

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Primary care practioners are prescribing buprenorphine to patients struggling with opioid substance use disorder, providing a support for medication-assisted recovery. Practices use a team-based approach and grant fun...

Washington Post

Patricia Kime

26 May 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Medical Foster Home Program places military veterans with chronic, debilitating diseases into foster homes rather than assisted living facilities. These homes must meet strict regulations and the caregivers must b...

Politico Magazine

Lisa Rab

26 May 2018

Lakin, Kansas, United States

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Instead of letting a rural Kansas hospital perish, one CEO found a way to recruit young physicians, and get grants for the hospital. His methods helped the hospital avoid the common fate many rural hospitals face, whi...

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