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The New York Times

E. Tammy Kim

1 April 2020

South Korea

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To combat a shortage of protective masks caused by the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, the South Korea government implemented "significant market interventions." The government began purchasing masks from manufactu...

WTVR-TV

Melissa Hipolit

31 March 2020

Henrico County, Virginia, United States

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When Henrico County Fire Department began to respond to calls for people exhibiting signs of coronavirus, they began utilizing recommendations of how best to stay safe. Although restrictive, this new playbook helps em...

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Joshua Eferighe

28 March 2020

United States

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As hospital staff struggle to stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak due to a lack of personal protective equipment, citizen-led groups are working to fill the gap by producing or connecting masks with health care ...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

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27 March 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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To address a shortage of personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, community members have begun to take on the task of producing face masks for medical professionals. From sewing masks to creating...

NPR

Eric Westervelt

25 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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With a massive shortage of protective gear in the medical community amidst the coronavirus outbreak, volunteer groups are filling the gap by crowdsourcing masks, gowns, and other essential items. Though the government...

CNN

Oscar Holland

Ananda Pellerin

24 March 2020

New York, United States

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To help address the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals, companies and individuals in the fashion industry are turning from clothing production to face mask production. This approach, which is being...

FastCompany

Evan Nicole Brown

24 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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As hospitals around the world run dangerously low or completely out of personal medical equipment like protective masks, one company has developed a recyclable nano-fiber filter that can fit inside surgical masks, whi...

Global News

Josh K. Elliott

18 March 2020

Brescia, Italy

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When a hospital in Italy ran the risk of running out of a medical valve that was necessary to help treat patients suffering from COVID-19, an engineering company stepped in to fill the gap by 3D printing the valve. Ch...

U.S. News & World Report

Steve Sternberg

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10 March 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

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After being caught off-guard during the 2003 SARS epidemic, Taiwan developed a public health infrastructure to help prepare them for another. With the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, their number of cases have stayed low b...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jason Strother

3 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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In order to effectively manage the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea, government officials have stepped in by increasing transparency, subsidizing home medical equipment such as face masks, and rapidly distributing ...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

16 February 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Doctors from USC have formed a small street team that travels to homeless communities to treat medical concerns and help provide assistance. Part of a growing trend around the United States, these teams are playing a ...

WBBM-TV

Pam Zekman

14 January 2020

Richland, Illinois, United States

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After realizing that too many people were calling 911 for issues that were not medical emergencies in Richland, Illinois, a program was launched to act as an intervention strategy. After the start, calls decreased by ...

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 ...

The Connecticut Mirror

Jenna Carlesso

16 December 2019

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut has a law that requires the state to collect unused prescription drugs to be reimbursed by the vendor companies, but advocates for better health equity want to see the unexpired drugs instead be distribute...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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13 December 2019

Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

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In order to encourage more community members to donate blood, a non-governmental organization in Nigeria has created a system that connects "willing blood donors and recipients at no cost." Utilizing social media serv...

NPR

Rachel Treisman

7 December 2019

New York, United States

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For a variety of reasons, women are less likely than men to receive CPR by a stranger, but an attachment for CPR dummies that gives the maniken silicone breasts is helping to break barriers. This phenomenon is seen wo...

The Globe and Mail

Kelly Grant

5 December 2019

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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In recent years, there has been a decrease in Canadian organ donors but a comprehensive effort by an Ontario hospital is changing that narrative. From increased specialized training for nurses to adding a donation coo...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

John Diedrich

Kevin Crowe

22 November 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Baltimore is facing a waiting room problem when it comes to emergency response time, and often diverts paramedics away if they're overwhelmed; however, they may be able to learn from what Boston has seen success with....

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...

The New York Times

Larry Buhl

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22 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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California's version of Medicaid, called Medi-Cal, has launched a pilot that provides strict nutrition guidelines for individuals with a chronic illness, as a way to help keep them from having to visit the hospital. F...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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15 October 2019

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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The Tacoma Needle Exchange in Washington doesn't only provide a place for a clean needle exchange but also provides Narcan and fentanyl test kits to those who visit the white van for new syringes. Although the approac...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

24 September 2019

Hoehne, Colorado, United States

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Las Animas County in Colorado is a large rural and remote area which makes it difficult for emergency responders to access people in a timely manner. To address this, emergency medical responder (EMR) classes are bein...

WABE

Sam Whitehead

19 September 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Street medicine eliminates barriers to health care and reduces emergency room costs. In Atlanta, Mercy Care’s Street Medicine program works to meet individuals where they are at. The program has been working since 201...

The News Minute

Priyadarshini Kendai

18 September 2019

Bengaluru, India

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To remind tuberculosis patients to take their medication, hospitals in India incorporated the use of mobile phones. When patients received their medication by mail, the packaging material instructed them to call a tol...

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