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A Family Matter: Saving Papua New Guinea's mothers

Al Jazeera

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A doctor in Papua New Guinea finds that involving men in family planning is the key to reducing maternal mortality.

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Indian women hear some crazy things about their periods

USA Today

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More than 300 million women and girls don't have access to the hygiene products they need because of taboos and a lack of resources. Education is helping change that, as are organizations that provide sanitary pads.

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Activists are trying to stop gang rape in India by talking about sex

Global Post

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Sex ed is surprisingly awkward in the land of the Kama Sutra, but one foundation is trying to change that with a modern version of the program, all in an effort to stop gang rape.

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The Sense of an Ending

The New Yorker

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More than five million Americans have Alzheimer’s or similar illnesses, and that number is growing as the population ages - without any immediate prospect of a cure, advocacy groups have begun promoting ways to offer people with dementia a comfortable decline instead of imposing on them a medical...

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The Family Doctor, Minus the M.D.

The New York Times

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Thousands of clinics in America have no doctors. The primary care providers are nurse-practitioners – and their results are as good or better than that of the doctors.

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In Bangladesh, Grassroots Efforts to End Violence Against Women

Voice of America (VOA)

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A non-profit in Bangladesh is fighting domestic violence by having female and especially male Bangladeshi volunteers give sexual education and women's rights classes.

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Lessons From America's Safest Hospitals

AARP Magazine

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An estimated 6,000 "never events" — egregious errors like operations on the wrong limb or instruments left inside a surgical wound — occur every month among Medicare patients alone. Hospitals across the country are revamping their care programs to stop preventable injuries and deaths.

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Wrestling With A Texas County's Mental Health System

Kaiser Health News

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In the United States 20 percent of prisoners have a mental illness. San Antonio law enforcement and mental health workers pooled their resources and worked together to create a one-stop center for the mentally ill to keep them out of prison.

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India's Golden Chance

Virginia Quarterly Review

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Pathfinder International is a global organization that educates the poor in more than twenty countries on matters of reproductive health. In India, where many girls are forced into marriage and early motherhood, this education could be a key step toward freedom and equality.

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Puttin' on the Irish for Napa State Hospital mental patients a true delight

SFGate

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Napa State Hospital believes in providing dignity and morale to its patients through activities such as hosting live bands and holiday parties. Often, the volunteers get as much out of these events as the patients.

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