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Public Radio International (PRI)

Sam Eaton

5 June 2015

Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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In Zanzibar, hundreds of households too poor and remote to have access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers trained by and Indian NGO. It's...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Meg Kissinger

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29 May 2015

Grafton, Wisconsin, United States

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Mental health care often requires a human touch and a personal connection. Tucked quietly in an office park in Grafton, volunteers at the COPE Hotline field nearly 23,000 calls a year from all over the Milwaukee area ...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Anna Claire Vollers

27 May 2015

Alabama, United States

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Rural areas are seeing the shut down of medical services such as Labor & Delivery units, making it harder for expectant mothers to receive proper care. Dr. Waits in Bibb County is opening a Labor & delivery unit throu...

Al Jazeera

Juliana Schatz

25 May 2015

Huamantanga, Lima Metropolitan Area, Peru

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Climate change has led to shorter, more violent rainy seasons in the highlands around Lima, Peru, meaning that - even though there is theoretically enough water during the rainy season to sustain the local population,...

NPR

Maanvi Singh

14 May 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in traditionally food desert neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because they brought together a group of community leaders and asked them e...

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

Ndoni Khanyile

13 May 2015

Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar

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The effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and hotter global temperatures, are already having drastic impact on many communities, especially the rural, agricultural regions of countries such as Myanmar (...

TakePart

Jacob Kushner

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1 May 2015

Hargeisa, Woqooyi Galbeed, Somalia

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In south-central Somalia, which includes Mogadishu, Somalia’s largest city, survivors of sexual violence have particularly scant hope for justice. Somalian women find safety and help at a one-stop center where victims...

NPR

Scott Hensley

29 April 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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For those addicted to opioids, getting treatment can take a long time because not all emergency rooms offer buprenorphine and counseling interventions. Yale-New Haven Hospital has shown that if patients receive bupren...

The Huffington Post

Jonathan Cohn

20 April 2015

New Britain, Connecticut, United States

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Kids raised in environments full of economic, emotional and psychological turmoil are less likely to succeed in school or at the workplace, and are more likely to run afoul of the law or experience a variety of mental...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

14 April 2015

California, United States

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A “comprehensive, medically accurate and age- and culturally-appropriate" sexual education model, rather than the popular abstinence-only one, has been the key element in California's huge reduction in rates of teen p...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Jakob Rodgers

30 March 2015

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Homes for All Veterans, a program within the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Human Services, recently began training volunteers to walk the city's streets in search of homeless veterans, with the goal of effectively eliminat...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

9 March 2015

Manila, Philippines

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Fabella Hospital in Manila is overrun with women in labor or recovering, it exemplifies the overpopulation of the area due to a lack of contraception and family planning access. The Philippines’ Reproductive Health Bi...

South China Morning Post

Enid Tsui

10 February 2015

Yangon, Myanmar

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After decades of government repression and censorship, Myanmar’s civilian government has allowed for freer creative expression. The Hong Kong based Asia Art Archive is helping to develop the infrastructure of an arts ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Lorena Galliot

25 January 2015

Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania

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Electricity is hard to come by in much of Africa. Now, skipping over the fossil fuel age, solar panels are bringing a cheap form of electricity to the continent.

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

24 December 2014

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Haiti suffered tremendous losses after the 2010 earthquake, exacerbating the devastation in an already impoverished country. In 2015, agriculture in Haiti is a growing business backed by the United States’ Feed the Fu...

The News & Observer

J. Andrew Curliss

10 December 2014

Tokyo, Japan

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After the success of North Carolina pork in Japan, the NC department of agriculture aims to help other local producers try their products in this foreign market to stimulate the state's economy.

MIT News

Nancy Adams

10 October 2014

Santa Maria Nebaj, El Quiché, Guatemala

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Using "Creative Capacity Building," MIT's D-Lab established in impoverished, rural areas in developing nations a method of empowering and supporting individuals in rural communities to invent low-cost technologies spe...

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Benjamin Goldfarb

9 October 2014

Missoula, Montana, United States

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As a state with robust populations of wildlife, Montana has had its share of roadkill. Its Department of Transportation developed animal shelving, a type of wildlife crossing, to enable safe passage for small animals ...

Al Jazeera

Priyanka Borpujari

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15 September 2014

Mumbai, India

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Poor women encounter numerous hurdles during pregnancy and childbirth, many of which too often lead to the death of the baby, mother, or both. A pilot project in Mumbai called mMitra sends weekly voice messages to ne...

Grist

Ben Adler

23 July 2014

Aspen, Colorado, United States

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Rural areas are known for requiring tourists to rent a car in order to move around, which can be a significant added expense. But Aspen has developed a bus system that can bring residents or tourists from Aspen to sub...

Devex

Anna Patton

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17 July 2014

India

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With youth no longer joining the agriculture workforce at the same rate or volume as they were historically, food systems are struggling to keep pace with need. Prioritizing the efficiency of supply chains and food se...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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21 May 2014

Quincy, Massachusetts, United States

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Naloxone could be the secret to curing New England's heroin consumption. Trying to expand access to the life-saving overdose antidote is the real obstacle.

KQED

April Dembosky

30 April 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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Health insurance sign-ups made available to all inmates at the San Francisco county jail, partnered with guidance from a clinic once they are on the outside, allows them to receive better care upon release, and may he...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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9 April 2014

Tanzania

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The Green Revolution in Asia and Latin America never spread to Africa, due to the continent's varied climate, degraded soil and lack of infrastructure. Now, scientists look to develop a high grossing wheat seed to bri...

Los Angeles Times

Noam N. Levey

5 April 2014

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Though in the past Hawaiians were dying fast from infectious diseases, today they are among the healthiest people in the world due to universal health care for all.

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