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The New York Times

Ankita Rao

12 January 2016

Kerala, India

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The palliative care system in Kerala, India, has been singled out as a beacon of hope in offering the possibility of a dignified death to everyone by safely providing morphine.

USA Today

Ankita Rao

10 January 2016

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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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.

The New York Times

Ankita Rao

18 September 2015

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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In India, corruption in the distribution of government ID cards leaves the poorest without legal identity or protection. A non-profit group is creating and distributing unofficial ID cards and legal aid for day worker...

Bright Magazine

Ankita Rao

28 July 2015

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Educators are bringing the classroom to the thousands of Mumbai’s children out of school — in school buses, treehouses, and beyond—enabling them to receive a quality education despite their poverty.

Quartz

Ankita Rao

1 June 2015

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Ultimate Frisbee is, in the Indian context, one of the few sports where men and women play on the same team, building gender equality through play.

Al Jazeera

Bibek Bhandari

Ankita Rao

31 May 2015

Chaina, Punjab, India

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As India's government promotes organic exports, farmers in Punjab have non-economic reasons for avoiding pesticides: Their health.

NPR

Ankita Rao

2 March 2015

Chhattisgarh, India

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Fulwaris—meaning "flower beds"—are a network of nurseries run entirely by moms in the community who take turns feeding and caring for each other's children, allowing the community to raise children in a tough environm...

Global Post

Ankita Rao

12 December 2014

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Fed up with living in the world's most polluted city, some residents are fighting back, on their rooftops and backyards. In 2010, India launched the Jawarharlal Nehru Solar Mission, a government program to deploy 20,0...

The New York Times

Vivekananda Nemana

Ankita Rao

13 November 2014

Odisha, India

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India has had a problem in which 620 million people openly defecate outdoors, causing harm to hygiene, sanitation, food, and water resources. The president of India funded an initiative to build public toilets for th...

Global Post

Ankita Rao

29 October 2014

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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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.

Slate

Ankita Rao

11 September 2014

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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A hygiene intervention in a wooden branch, recycled plastic jug, and a bit of soap tied to some rope—a cheap solution that allows access to sanitation in poor communities without incurring major expenses.

The New York Times

Ankita Rao

15 May 2014

Karnataka, India

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B. Godihal is one of the thousands of communities in Karnataka that have worked to hold clean elections, stirred by a confluence of awareness campaigns by nongovernmental organizations and rising public frustration wi...

Global Post

Ankita Rao

28 March 2014

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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India’s television serials are ubiquitous and wildly influential, bringing families of every background together every night. For some producers and screenwriters, that reach comes with responsibility, as they use the...

NPR

Ankita Rao

27 February 2014

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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A nonprofit is integrating yoga therapy in the mainstream health care system by training medical providers to use yogic breathing and techniques to treat various maladies.

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

5 February 2014

Williamson, West Virginia, United States

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“Sustainable Williamson” combined ideas and initiatives from local officials, community members, nonprofit organizations to address both the economy and the well-being of a community where unemployment and drug use we...

The Atlantic

Ankita Rao

4 February 2014

Addis Ababa, Oromia, Ethiopia

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Popular in some countries and catching on in the U.S., community health workers fill gaping holes in care. The workers help curb health care costs by preventing complicated disease and emergency room visits.

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

23 November 2013

Rockville, Maryland, United States

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In the United States approximately 15% Asian-Americans have no health insurance and have had a difficulty understanding the options available in the Affordable Care Act. Although the White House has reached out to Asi...

The Atlantic

Ankita Rao

10 September 2013

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Housing First programs enable homeless people to attain health care services and a place to live– which, advocates say, ultimately saves taxpayers money. One woman's story is a revival of dignity, if not health.

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

18 June 2013

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Medical professionals say that there is a shortage of organs available for patients awaiting transplants. The first step towards the solution involves increasing awareness of organ donation as a viable and compassiona...

Kaiser Health News

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15 May 2013

El Dorado, California, United States

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The Affordable Care Act’s provisions to increase health care while decreasing costs have caused physicians some economic uncertainties. Two physicians have transformed their practices into business models that offer ...

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