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14 September 2017

New York, United States

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New York is taking strides to understand the stark racial disparities by increasing data collection about births and pregnancies. They are using targeted universalism with new initiatives with doulas and various suppo...

Richland Source

Brittany Schock

25 April 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Community Health Workers in Richmond County work to reduce barriers - including employment, education, smoking, food security or housing - that may contribute to the likelihood of infant mortality. Using the Community...

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22 March 2017

Tokyo, Japan

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Japanese cities have created specialized taxi services for pregnant women to decrease the use of ambulances, and in South Korea pregnant women can carry a sensor that wirelessly lights up an alert on city transport ve...

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James Gessner

9 January 2017

Massachusetts, United States

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Eighty percent of women diagnosed with postpartum depression in the US never share their symptoms with a health care provider due to stigma or lack of awareness. The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project for M...

Deseret News

Sara Israelsen-Hartley

5 January 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Polls suggest that teenagers’ attitudes and beliefs about sex come mainly from their parents, but parents rarely feel like experts talking about sex. “Talk, the New Sex Ed,” is a non-profit in Pittsburgh which works w...

News Deeply

Amy Fallon

8 December 2016

Kampala, Uganda

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Uganda has some of the highest fertility and HIV prevalence rates in the world. Yet the government has banned comprehensive sexuality education in schools, and parents feel uncomfortable talking about the taboo subjec...

Detroit Free Press

Ann Zaniewski

7 December 2016

New York, New York, United States

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When young people have their basic needs met and feel positive about their futures, they are less likely to engage in risky behaviors. The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program has reduced pregnancy rates b...

Detroit Free Press

Kristen Jordan Shamus

30 November 2016

Florence, South Carolina, United States

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Thanks to social impact bonds, the Nurse-Family Partnership in South Carolina pairs specially trained nurses with low-income pregnant women for regular home visits, giving the mothers coaching to break the poverty cyc...

Detroit Free Press

Matt Helms

23 November 2016

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Friends of the Children is an organization in Portland that pairs kindergarteners from poor and chaotic families with mentors, who commit to being with them for 12 years. Through attention and consistency mentors are ...

The New York Times

Julia Symmes Cobb, Donald G. McNeil Jr.

31 October 2016

Colombia

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In Brazil, more than 2,000 babies have been born with microcephaly, abnormally small heads and brain damage caused by the Zika virus. Colombia is the second hardest hit country by Zika but abortions lowered the microc...

The New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

28 October 2016

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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In South Carolina, a Medicaid program is offering long-acting contraceptives during a new mother’s hospital stay, while she is still eligible for the benefit. Other states are following suit.

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William Davies

20 October 2016

Kampala, Uganda

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Uganda has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in Africa, but a unique mobile health clinic is helping to reduce the rates of conception. Marie Stopes’ tuk tuks brings health care, sexual education and contrace...

Richland Source

Brittany Schock

27 September 2016

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Richland County, OH has a 7.3 infant mortality rate per 1,000 infants born, which is over one point higher than the national rate. The rate is influenced by “socioeconomic issues” and a lack of pre-and post-natal care...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

17 August 2016

Walla Walla, Washington, United States

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The development of the ACE score in the late 1990s revealed that the causes behind many serious social issues-- from violence to graduation rates to poverty-- were rooted in trauma and stress experienced by the indivi...

The Huffington Post

Eleanor Goldberg

2 August 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Child mortality is a global problem that can be reduced by increasing breastfeeding rates; however, many mothers are either under too much cultural pressure, need to work, or cannot lactate enough milk. Brazil has dev...

Al Jazeera

Tlaleng Mofokeng

25 July 2016

Gbanga, Liberia

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Liberia has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world, with very few doctors and materials that can save the lives of mothers and babies. The charity Maternal Childhealth Advocacy International is training...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

19 July 2016

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Compared with other developed countries, the United States has a higher rate of teenage pregnancy. However, Colorado has collaborated with foundations, private donors, and has taken advantage of Obamacare’s coverage t...

Global Press Journal

Lydia Matata

13 July 2016

Nairobi, Kenya

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Among the challenges for HIV-positive inmates are lack of food that meets their dietary needs and susceptibility to tuberculosis. The support groups, part of an HIV prevention and care program active in all the nation...

News Deeply

Liza Ramrayka

6 July 2016

Ethiopia

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A mobile health project in Ethiopia gives any health worker with a smartphone access to the information they need to deal with emergencies during childbirth. Now it's being scaled up to reach 10,000 health workers acr...

The New York Times

Patrick Adams

28 June 2016

Uruguay

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In Uruguay, illegality and stigma surrounding abortions resulted in problems with maternal mortality rates. Utilizing a unique solution, a medical protocol was created to provide initial information and followup care ...

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KIUNDU WAWERU

20 June 2016

Nairobi

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For sex workers or other vulnerable populations, they are at a high risk to be exposed to HIV. Truvada is an HIV prevention pill that is currently being tested and could help protect individuals from this disease.

Laura and John Arnold Foundation Evidence-Based Policy Team

Laura and John Arnold Foundation Evidence-Based Policy Team

1 May 2016

Lesotho

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To incentivize safer sexual behavior, an HIV prevention initiative gave individuals in Lesotho the opportunity to participate in village-level lotteries with $50 and $100 monetary prizes if they tested negative for se...

Public Radio International

Sonia Narang

25 April 2016

Nepal

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For one village in Nepal, there's a silver lining to the earthquake: A year later, a new and better health clinic is rising from the rubble of the old. And it includes a birthing center.

OR Magazine

Corinne Ellis

1 April 2016

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Through comprehensive sex education, widely available contraception and their Human Sexuality Education law, Oregon has managed to drastically reduce their teen pregnancy rates.

Global Sisters Report

Melanie Lidman

29 March 2016

Morogoro, Tanzania

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Everyone knows how to stop the epidemic of teen pregnancies in Tanzania, where one out of every four babies is born to a woman under the age of 18. It is one thing that politicians, teachers, sisters, priests, imams, ...

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