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Craig Langran

27 August 2020

Uganda

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A hospital in Uganda is using a new device created by scientists that produces oxygen without the use of electricity. Since the device has been introduced, 500 children have been treated with it and the mortality for ...

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Ruth Evans

12 May 2020

Uganda

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Scientists from Uganda and Australia have worked together to come up with a device that produces oxygen without the use of electricity. Although this solution was originally intended to help address the high rate of c...

Spectrum News 1 Ohio

Rachele Mongiovi

19 March 2020

Akron, Ohio, United States

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Akron’s Children’s Hospital has developed an emergency protocol should the COVID19 pandemic reach them. Acting preemptively, they have limited visitors, removed all volunteers over age 60, and have nearly 700 employee...

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Adina Florea

7 December 2019

Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania

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A private healthcare facility in Romania is helping to bring specialty surgeries to the region's children by arranging for doctors from other parts of the nation and world to convene on a rotating, but regular, basis....

U.S. News & World Report

Ting Shi

5 September 2019

Shanghai, China

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Despite being faced with many limitations, China is trying to improve treatments and overall outcomes for childhood cancer patients. Although the country is still pushing for further success, hospitals so far have see...

U.S. News & World Report

Abby Sewell

5 September 2019

Lebanon, Jordan

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The King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan and the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon were both established in order to help children from all different regions battle cancer, but since war broke out, they have ...

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Eric Boodman

5 August 2019

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

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In a handful of hospitals throughout Canada, vaccination counselors are helping to relieve new parents' trepidation toward infant and child vaccinations. By engaging in a "motivational interview" immediately before th...

The New York Times

Jack Graham

26 June 2019

Lake First Nation, Ontario, Canada

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When the opioid crisis hit indigenous communities throughout North America, solutions that were working in urban areas, weren't available to these isolated, rural regions. To combat the crisis specifically as it relat...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

28 February 2019

United States

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PedsAcdaemy offers personalized learning to school-age kids who are in a hospital for extended stays. Lessons, which are up to three hours a day, are designed around any physical impediments students might be facing a...

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Holly Cave

22 February 2019

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

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In the UK, 3D-printed tablets are being tested at a children's hospital to specifically address the difficultly many children face when they need to take pills that are either too high of a dosage or too big too swall...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

18 February 2019

Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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At Enrique Baltodano Hospital healthcare providers are working on improving patient experiences by implementing patient-centered care. From making surgery preparations more enjoyable for children to offering an array ...

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Joseph Darius Jaafari

17 January 2018

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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In Huntington, West Virginia, the opioid epidemic – which has graced headlines nationwide – is disproportionately impacting newborns, earning the city the highest rate of infant cases in nation. In response to this cr...

Gulfshore Life

Jennifer Reed

27 December 2017

North Naples, Florida, United States

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A network of pediatric care providers and mental health specialists are teaming up to offer comprehensive mental health services for children in Florida, something that has previously been neglected. The Healthcare Ne...

Bright Magazine

Priti Salian

12 April 2017

Bangalore, India

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The intensive, alert care low weight infants need is often complicated by overstressed parents and overstretched hospital workers. A bracelet that monitors an infants temperature--and gives an alert when the temperatu...

NPR

Jenny Gold

29 June 2016

Palo Alto, California, United States

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Undergoing surgery is a stress-inducing prospect for anyone, but children are especially vulnerable to anxiety prior to operations. To avoid using risky anti-anxiety medications on young patients, two anesthesiologist...

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Melissa Bailey

27 June 2016

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Hospitals can be stressful places for children and their families, but music therapy can help ease some of that stress. At Boston Children's Hospital, music therapists help children complete tasks such as using the re...

Vox

Sarah Kliff

9 July 2015

Roseville, California, United States

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Even though most central line infections are preventable, they are a leading cause of death in the United States. The core of the problem resides in a hospital's approach, whether they put the effort into treating pat...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

21 June 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Low income children in Cleveland with severe, chronic asthma are given quality treatment but often live in substandard housing with mold, dust, lead or secondhand smoke and continue suffering potentially lethal attack...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

17 July 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Being poor can make you sick because of where you work, live and eat. Medical-legal partnerships, in hospitals U.S. cities, are attacking these social determinants through legal aid to the poor, often class-action law...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

22 November 2010

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Children coming from abusive households are often reluctant to discuss their past experiences. A Mexican foundation is using animated characters to help abused and ill children speak about their lives.

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