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Nigeria Health Watch

Innocent Eteng

13 September 2021

Nigeria

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Miraclefeet is a U.S. based nonprofit that provides free clubfoot treatment in 29 countries, including 15 in Africa. Following Ponseti, a nonsurgical treatment plan, caregivers gently manipulate a child’s feet by stre...

PBS NewsHour

Amna Nawaz

21 July 2021

Dallas, Texas, United States

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For three days each summer, the Girls Embracing Mothers (GEM) camp near Dallas gives girls an escape from their daily reality of being denied a normal relationship with their incarcerated mothers. Founded by a lawyer ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Christabel Ligami

29 March 2021

Kenya

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To help mothers who aren't able to supply their newborn with an adequate supply of breast milk, a hospital in Kenya has developed a milk bank. At the breast milk bank, new mothers can donate a portion of their supply ...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sarah Moss

8 March 2021

New South Wales, Australia

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Mothers and Sons is a six-week domestic-violence prevention program for boys 6-8 years old and their mothers. Unlike programs aimed at older youth and men, mothers sign up for this because they want their sons to grow...

Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Elizabeth Heubeck

28 January 2021

Danbury, Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut’s school-based health centers, which offer medical and behavioral health care to children, have been able to remain open during the pandemic by using a mix of on-site and telehealth options. Although servi...

FreshWater Cleveland

Cindy Hill

21 January 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic impeded how home care professionals could perform their jobs, many organizations had to adapt to new protocols. In Ohio, the Visiting Nurses Association pivoted to create a COVID-19 “SWAT...

The Seattle Times

Sandi Doughton

26 November 2020

Washington, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic caused businesses and organizations to stop in-person offerings, a non-profit in Washington that specializes in services for children with special needs quickly shifted operations to an o...

The Hechinger Report

Levi Pulkkinen

24 November 2020

Yakima, Washington, United States

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A no-cost meal program allows high-poverty schools to offer all enrolled students free lunch, which consequently addresses child nutrition problems and meal debt. The program, however, has pivoted and expanded during ...

Block Club Chicago

Pascal Sabino

9 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago's West Side, "virtual learning havens" are helping students to access in-person resources for their education during the Covid pandemic. These programs – provided by groups such as the YMCA and Boys and Gir...

America First?

Ali-Asghar Abedi

8 September 2020

France

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The average cost of childcare in the U.S. has doubled since 1997, leaving many unable or struggling to access care; but in France, lawmakers have found a way to enact affordable, universal childcare. The childcare fac...

MLive.com

Caitlyn French

29 March 2020

Bay City, Michigan, United States

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With schools and libraries closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a librarian in Bay County, Michigan is turning to hosting a virtual storytime. Although this approach lacks some elements of the in-person storytime, ...

Equal Times

María José Carmona

15 January 2020

Malaga, Spain

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There are thousands of children caught in the midst of the migrant crisis, and many of them end up without their parents or with a relative. To avoid placing migrant children in facilities that would be unable to give...

Burlington Free Press

April Barton

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 Beacon Today

Brenna Brown

8 January 2020

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

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Libraries around West Palm Beach, Florida, have collaborated to offer resources to children who need to work on technology-dependant homework after school, but who don't have access to the Internet or a computer at ho...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Grace Dickinson

24 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Rutabaga Toy Library in Philadelphia - which was born out of a borrowed idea from Austin, Texas - helps parents afford to checkout donated toys for their kids by offering low-price memberships to families in the s...

The Guardian

Clare Considine

Helen Russell

20 November 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Denmark has developed an effective model for children's homes centered around community, safety, and low staff turnover. Could the setup work in the United Kingdom?

60 Minutes

Lesley Stahl

17 November 2019

Jordan

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Sesame Street has long been used as an educational tool for children throughout the U.S., but a partnership between the International Rescue Committee and Sesame Workshop is expanding the reach of the popular televisi...

Kitsap Sun

Austen Macalus

1 November 2019

Port Orchard, Washington, United States

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The Coffee Oasis program in Port Orchard foregoes the traditional foster system and instead directly pairs homeless youth with a host family. Host families like the Coffee Oasis allow stable environments for teens or ...

WTVJ-TV

Ari Odzer

25 October 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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Florida officials have turned to an unlikely source to help identify children with mental health stressors: bus drivers. After the Parkland shooting, the state established classes for bus drivers to learn about child ...

WFYI Public Radio

Carter Barrett

18 October 2019

Orleans, Indiana, United States

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In rural areas, gaining access to mental health care can be difficult, but is made even more challenging for students. To combat this, a farming and manufacturing town in Indiana is piloting telehealth access in schoo...

U.S. News & World Report

Abby Sewell

5 September 2019

Beirut, Lebanon

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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 ...

Forbes

Christine Ro

3 September 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

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As temperatures across the world increase, many low-income areas are being hit the hardest without anywhere to turn. In South Africa, spray parks are becoming more popular as a solution, providing an inclusive place f...

Valley News

Nora Doyle-Burr

2 September 2019

Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

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For parents recovering from addictions, maintaining care for children can be a challenge, so a hospital in New Hampshire changed how they practice primary care in order to help. Dubbed “recovery-friendly pediatrics," ...

Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Tristan Xiong

31 August 2019

Minneapolis, Missouri, United States

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Hoop dancing, an activity with origins in indigenous dance traditions, can provide a means to physical fitness and child development. In Minneapolis, a professional hoop dancer is using this knowledge and his skill to...

The Nation

Benjamin Ryan

12 August 2019

California, United States

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The United States is the only developed nation to not have a national paid family leave policy, so several states are enacting their own form of the policy in order to better serve families and child development. The ...

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