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The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

17 December 2010

Lilongwe, Central Region, Malawi

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Hospitals in Bogota are saving premature babies through the cheap and accessible kangaroo care, where mothers wear their newborns on their chest. A foundation has been transplanting the concept to other hospitals inte...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 December 2010

Bogotá, Colombia

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A shortage of incubators in a Bogota hospital was causing rampant infections among newborns. Kangaroo care, a system where the infant's mother is employed as a human incubator, was created and solved the shortage prob...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

6 December 2010

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Foreclosure affects millions of homeowners and millions more owe more on their mortgages than what their homes are worth, but Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP), offers assistance. As a free service to ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

3 December 2010

Tehran, Iran

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Two columns on how Iran is treating its massive epidemic of injecting drug use by tackling it as a health problem, effectively lowering H.I.V. rates among drug users using an approach to drugs known as harm reduction.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

19 November 2010

Elgeyo Marakwet, Kenya

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The company that manufactures Lifestraw, a water purification device, has found a way to distribute their product to impoverished Kenyan families for free, while still making a profit. In the global carbon credit mark...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

15 November 2010

Kenya

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The company that manufactures Lifestraw, a water purification device, has found a way to distribute their product to impoverished Kenyan families for free, while still making a profit. In the global carbon credit mark...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

1 November 2010

Minnesota, United States

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Americans don’t save enough - in 2005, Americans’ personal savings rate was negative for the first time since the Great Depression ─ instead of piling up savings, we are piling up debt. Two behavioral economics column...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

Tina Rosenberg

18 October 2010

Maseru, Lesotho

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In a mountainous region of Lesotho, a man named Tsepo Kotelo visits 20 villages every week on his new motorcycle to provide health care to local villagers. The Elton John AIDS Foundation gifted the motorcycles to Kote...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jacob Kushner

11 May 2010

Haiti

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Building Markets, an NGO, has connected Haitian businesses with foreign NGOs who can funnel humanitarian aid through the local suppliers and manufacturers in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of 2010. Typica...

National Geographic

Tina Rosenberg

1 April 2010

Foro, Konso, Ethiopia

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Foro, a village in southwestern Ethiopia, has suffered from drought conditions for years, leaving the little water the communities can access polluted with waste. While various water projects have been attempted only ...

Scientific American

David Biello

19 January 2010

Tranebjerg, Denmark

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One small island in Denmark is technically 100 percent powered by sustainable sources of energy, giving the island total energy independence.

The New York Times

David Leonhardt

3 November 2009

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Dr. Brent James, chief quality officer at Intermountain Healthcare, came up with a system for regulating and improving healthcare in the Intermountain medical region and at other hospitals nationwide. He teaches a pro...

The New Yorker

Atul Gawande

1 June 2009

McAllen, Texas, United States

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Studies show that spending more money on healthcare, past a certain level of care, worsens patient outcomes. Mayo Clinic has one of the highest-quality for the lowest cost healthcare systems in the nation. They achiev...

The New Yorker

Elizabeth Kolbert

7 July 2008

Samsø, Denmark

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The Danish Island of Samsø is home to a community of farmers who transitioned from coal to renewable energy. The community worked to erect wind turbines which now create more energy than they can use—the island can no...

SFGate

Rob Waters

14 November 2004

San Francisco, California, United States

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Research has shown the importance of infant-primary caregiver attachment for the future of the child's cognitive ability, emotional health, and parent relationship. Infant Mental Health Specialists and other practitio...

SFGate

Kevin Fagan

14 June 2004

New York, New York, United States

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In San Francisco, 23 percent of homeless people return to the street after transitional housing programs. A New York program gives the mentally ill and homeless individual apartments alongside average New Yorkers and ...

SFGate

Kevin Fagan

13 June 2004

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia reduced chronic homelessness by coordinating outreach through a centralized office and providing immediate access to housing and services such as counseling and drug rehabilitation. San Francisco is study...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

11 April 2004

Ndumu, South Africa

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DDT was banned in the United States in 1972 because of the harm it can cause to the natural environment when it is sprayed in mass quantities over large areas. However, spraying DDT on the walls inside of homes is the...

SFGate

Kevin Fagan

4 December 2003

San Francisco, California, United States

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To combat rampant homelessness, cities like New York are investing in supportive housing and comprehensive, consistent services for the homeless population. Although San Francisco has smaller-scale supportive housing ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

10 August 2003

Mexico

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Corruption in Mexico is ingrained in all systems and interactions. President Vicente Fox and his administration are trying to change this. Their mentality is that for corruption to truly be fought the government needs...

Christian Science Monitor

Amy Yee

18 July 2000

New York, New York, United States

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New York City’s Apple Seed program gets children who live in the city to experiment, engage with, and learn from nature. The program – which has reached over 4,000 kids in New York Public Schools – teaches children ab...

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