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Hannah Devlin

12 April 2019

Greater London, England

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When people don't show up for an appointment, it can cost hospitals a lot of money and also unnecessarily increase wait times for other patients. A hospital in London is trying to reduce both the cost and wait problem...

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Tricia Taormina

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8 March 2019

Bihar, India

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Coaches and players around the world are using sports to teach boys about masculinity and the importance of integrity, both on and off the field. From cricket in India to rugby in Fiji, games are used as a foundation ...

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Julia Carrie Wong

21 February 2019

California, United States

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Correcting "data voids," which provide the space for conspiracies to flourish online, requires online platforms to take active measures against misinformation. In the face of digital marketing incentive structures and...

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Milli Legrain

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14 February 2019

Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic

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In the Dominican Republic, employees at the Alta Gracia factory are paid 2.5 times the national minimum wage, a salary that is widely unheard of in the garment factories that make t-shirts and sports merchandise for A...

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Amy Walker

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11 February 2019

London, United Kingdom

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The Access Project in London recruits volunteer tutors in science, math, and technology fields to help young women build confidence in their STEM courses. The project also works to spread educational resources and tut...

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Senay Boztas

4 February 2019

The Hague, Netherlands

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The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, otherwise known as Europol, is using crowdsourcing to identify locations involved in both past and current child abuse cases. By posting unedited images onlin...

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Tom Wall

15 January 2019

Bracknell, United Kingdom

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In the UK, where loneliness amongst senior residents has been declared a public health issue, councils, churches, and local charities are working to ensure that people are provided opportunities to connect with others...

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Jim Waterson

11 January 2019

London, United Kingdom

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National newspapers and mailers could do a lot to reduce plastic waste. Take a look at the UK's Guardian. In response to reader comments, the newspaper has stopped wrapping its deliveries in plastic, switching instead...

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Ruth Maclean

10 January 2019

Nassarawa, Nigeria

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Intense and violent conflict between herders and farmers has long plagued the Nigeria's middle belt region. Community members and a humanitarian organization are taking steps to mend these complicated relationships, h...

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Nick Van Mead

8 January 2019

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's de facto capital and megacity-to-be, has cut transportation times by providing a bus system that avoids traffic congestion and chaotic intersections. Though the bus system still struggles to ...

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Helen Pidd

1 January 2019

Elland, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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In the midst of controversy surrounding large gender pay-gaps in the United Kingdom, a wholesale company called Suma adopts a "co-op" mentality and pays everyone - regardless of gender, experience, or age - the same s...

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Tom White

30 December 2018

Newcastle, England

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Thanks to technology used in "Formula One teams and engine manufacturers like Rolls Royce," Newcastle is digitally replicating the entire city in order to project potential natural disaster occurrence and population i...

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Jules Montague

14 December 2018

Dublin, Ireland

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In Dublin, the concept of "inclusion health" is helping to prevent the constant cycling of homeless people from the hospital and the streets and making sure that vulnerable populations receive the attention they need ...

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Sandra Johansson

6 December 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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An initiative that aims to keep troubled former criminals from continuing down the same path is technically called group violence intervention, but most know it as the Boston miracle. Piloted in the 90s, this style of...

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Leyland Cecco

4 December 2018

Canada

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After decades of forest devastation coupled with harsh winters, Canada was facing an uncertain future as climate change realities came into focus. To mitigate the damage, the country's government made the decisive mov...

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Ian Sample

4 December 2018

Queensland, Australia

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A new inexpensive and fast procedure can detect the presence of cancer cells in a person’s body. The ease and 90% accuracy rate of this test could make it an effective initial scan for malignant cells detecting cancer...

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Angelique Chrisafis

23 November 2018

France

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France's postal office is combatting declining letter-writing by using their services to tackle another problem: the increasing number of elderly people living alone. With the new service "Watch Over my Parents," post...

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Joe Wallen

23 November 2018

Ukraine

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Ukraine’s Monobank gives the best interest rates to savings account holders who walk 10,000 steps a day. Ukraine has the second highest death rate from heart disease in the world, but savers who exercise can see healt...

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Mattha Busby

21 November 2018

Denmark

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In Denmark, drugs users can safely get high inside “drug consumption rooms.” One of those is Skyken, users have access to clean needles, are allowed 24 hour access, and nurses can treat overdoses with antidotes. Evide...

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Robert Booth

18 November 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Allowing doctors to refer patients to social activities and community programs eases workloads by reducing hospital admissions for non-medical issues. The practice of “community prescribing,” pioneered by a group of g...

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Sarah Boseley

16 November 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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By deploying mobile screening units and educating people about the dangers of Tse Tse flies that carry sleeping sickness, doctors are working to eradicate the disease in the Congo. Education is a big part of the succe...

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Paige McClanahan

8 November 2018

Los Angeles, United States

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For many people experiencing homelessness, long-term health issues mean that their teeth are in a state of disrepair. Premium dental care can help restore health and aesthetics, but also confidence to move forward wit...

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Lauren Zanolli

7 November 2018

United States

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As more research has found links between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and negative health outcomes, a growing number of organizations and sectors are incorporating trauma-informed screening and training into t...

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Sandra Laville

23 October 2018

Isle of Man

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Over the last ten years, the Isle of Man has worked to implement regulations around plastic pollution, climate change and overfishing. From a locally owned beach clean-up charity to creating marine nature reserves, th...

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Liz Ford

19 October 2018

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A program in Tajikistan developed to address high rates of abuse against women is showing remarkable results through a combination of family counseling and economic empowerment of women. The pilot project was created ...

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