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Yes! Magazine

Mary Hall

Jessica Martinaitis

27 January 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Building trust with a recovery coach can reduce the shame and stigma surrounding addiction during pregnancy. In Madison, Wisconsin, the Pregnancy2Recovery program pairs expecting mothers who are struggling with addict...

Global Sisters Report

Doreen Ajiambo

13 January 2020

Loiborsiret, Tanzania

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To reduce maternal mortality in the Masai region of Tanzania, Catholic nuns with Sisters of Notre Dame are building hospitals and educating local women about the importance of giving birth in a medical setting. Althou...

Burlington Free Press

April Barton

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13 January 2020

Vermont, United States

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Vermont has opened its first donor milk center which acts as a breast milk bank for mothers that are in need of milk for their newborn babies. The Vermont Donor Milk Center aims to be a "one-stop shop," and also offer...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

19 December 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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After deducing that preeclampsia was "the number one cause of maternal hospital readmissions and maternal mortality," doctors at Penn Medical began sending new mothers home with a blood pressure cuff and then texting ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Kyley Warren

16 December 2019

Palo Alto, California, United States

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To reduce the rates of maternal mortality in California, medical researchers joined with hospitals to study the causes of the death in order to better understand how to move forward. After identifying interventions th...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Kyley Warren

16 December 2019

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Women in Indian Country and across the nation face higher rates of maternal mortality due to lack of accessible health care, but an initiative that started in New Mexico are now teaching indigenous women on reservatio...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Annie Banerji

11 December 2019

Surkhet, Nepal

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Support and counseling from trusted volunteers empowers young women to stay in school and out of child marriage. In Nepal, the Sisters for Sisters program was the result of a governmental effort to reduce child marria...

Washington Post

Lateshia Beachum

5 December 2019

Tunisia

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Tunisia is rolling out a biological and religious-based sex education program in elementary and middle schools. It is the first state-sponsored curriculum of its kind in an Arab nation.

Vox

Delia Paunescu

17 November 2019

United States

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Planned Parenthood and other organizations are developing new ways to deliver sex education to students. While creators recognize their tools aren't comprehensive solutions, they see chatbots, videos, and other source...

Apolitical

Megan Clement

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15 November 2019

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

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The Brazilian city of Recife is tackling violence prevention by focusing on early-childhood education through a program called Urban95. In addition to painting the streets and buildings bright colors, Urban95 offers a...

Daily Monitor

Lilian Namagembe

2 November 2019

Uganda

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To eliminate barriers for access to birth control, Uganda's Advance Family Planning Project has released a new device that allows women to self-inject a dose of contraceptive once every three months. So far, women hav...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

23 October 2019

Colorado, United States

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Reducing the cost and increasing access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) improves family planning outcomes for patients attending Title X clinics. With an initial infusion of philanthropic funds, Colora...

The Guardian

Jacob Kushner

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21 October 2019

Mbale, Uganda

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Reaching individuals at risk of HIV requires tackling stigma head-on. In Uganda, the director of the Eastern Region Women’s Empowerment Organisation deploys mobile health clinics to test and educate Ugandans on the ri...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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14 October 2019

Karatudu, Kaduna, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, a project known as IntegratE is gaining traction as a means to improve access to and understanding around family planning. Specifically focused on increasing contraceptive coverage for women, this program ...

NPR

Marni Sommer

8 October 2019

Bangladesh

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The simple addition of adding handles to bathroom stalls in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh has helped the camps' pregnant women regain a sense of empowerment and dignity. Providing support and balance, the d...

Science Africa

Christabel Ligami

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7 October 2019

Samburu, Kenya

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A region in Kenya has combined innovation and demand to develop a birthing cushion that helps to encourage mothers to deliver their babies at the local health center. As more women choose this option, the stigma aroun...

NPR

Joe Palca

7 October 2019

Waco, Texas, United States

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It's often difficult to detect eye diseases such as cancer in infants and toddlers because they have trouble sitting still, but a new smartphone app is helping eliminate this challenge. Parents are able to scan photos...

NPR

Susan Brink

5 October 2019

China

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China has faced a multitude of issues when it comes to providing sufficient health care, but thanks governmental funding and an increased focus on maternal and child health, the country has seen a positive impact. Alt...

Wyoming Public Media

Rae Ellen Bichell

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20 September 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Researchers at Denver’s Bluff Lake Nature Center are trying a new approach to controlling the prairie dog population: birth control. While still in the experimental phase, it has shown to be effective for larger anima...

WVPB

Kara Leigh Lofton

18 September 2019

West Virginia, United States

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States typically do no employ an exact protocol for treating opioid-dependent pregnant women, but several states including Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky are working on addressing this gap in health care. Althou...

100 Days in Appalachia

Jess Mador

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17 September 2019

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

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The University of Tennessee Medical Center clinic has engaged a specific set of experts to form the High Risk Obstetrical Consultants team that focuses on treating opioid-addicted pregnant women as well as the infant ...

100 Days in Appalachia

Jess Mador

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17 September 2019

Tennessee, United States

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In Tennessee, health officials are fighting against the the opioid epidemic by educating opioid-affected pregnant women about neonatal abstinence syndrome. Although several approaches have been implemented, the Volunt...

Chicago Tribune

Karen Berkowitz

12 September 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In 2013, the United Nations deemed access to menstrual supplies a human right. Since then, Illinois has taken a number of steps to make access to these products even easier. This story includes solutions such as free ...

The Guardian

Nate Berg

2 September 2019

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Attitudes towards the legalization of sex work are changing around the world, and now some cities have even started considering public spaces for sex work while developing urban infrastructure plans. From Cologne, Ger...

The Innovator

Melissa Malley

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1 September 2019

Bronx, New York, United States

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In public schools in New York and across the country, sexual education classes that don't work are a serious issue. To combat misinformation and myths, the Peer Health Exchange (PHE) program trains college students to...

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