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Amelia Axelsen

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23 May 2019

Namibia

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Providing access to international networks of expertise can improve the quality of healthcare available to those living in rural and remote areas. Project ECHO, an initiative based in New Mexico, has partnered with th...

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Jared Lindzon

12 May 2019

Orlando, Florida, United States

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When loved ones undergo surgery, the more information that they have access to, the better supported they often feel. To increase efficiency while also improving information access, nearly 60 hospitals across the nati...

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David Singer

30 April 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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As more doctors move towards retirement than doctors entering the field, many states are facing the realities of an upcoming shortage. To combat this, Maine is trying to position primary care in rural areas as the bac...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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23 April 2019

Birnin, Kebbi, Nigeria

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Fistula repair surgery has become routine in the state of Kebbi in Nigeria thanks to the implementation of a health center that has made treatment easier for women to access. The center aims to address both medical an...

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...

Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

17 April 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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The first of it's kind, a medical drone base has opened in Rwanda that aims to cut down the time it takes to deliver blood from blood banks to hospitals. Serving 21 rural health facilities throughout the region, the a...

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...

The New York Times

Cade Metz

10 March 2019

Madurai, India

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Compared to India's population, the country is facing a shortage of eye doctors, but artificial intelligence may help close that gap. Partnering with Google artificial intelligence researchers, an eye hospital in Indi...

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Brian Allnutt

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5 March 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Two medical school initiatives in Detroit allow students to gain a sense of empathy while treating at-risk populations in a city known for harsh environments for homeless individuals. The programs, run through Michiga...

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Adele Peters

1 February 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Patients suffering from chronic illnesses can often be overwhelmed with their care routines and doctors typically only have limited time to monitor them. A small robot is changing this narrative, however, by providing...

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Casey Ross

10 January 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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With little progress made on a successful treatment for Alzheimer's and prices for monitored care and medications rising, several technology companies are focusing on better ways to manage care. Through tactics such a...

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...

Nigeria 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...

Nigeria 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...

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David Gorn

14 September 2018

California, United States

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In California, the highest poverty rate also corresponds with an alarmingly high rate of tooth decay in children. Now, state officials are working to pilot changes to Denti-Cal, which is part of California's health pr...

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...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (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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