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Frances Moore Lappé

29 January 2019

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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In 1993, a new administration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's fourth largest city, declared food access a fundamental citizen right. The city government partnered with rural farmers to bring fresh food into the city limit...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Meerabelle Jesuthasan

27 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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An Army veteran who served in Iraq saw that post traumatic Stress disorder afflicted too many of his peers. He started a mental health technology company that tracks health data from heart rate to exercise to time spe...

Public Radio International

Allison Herrera

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17 December 2018

Netherlands

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An online service provides medical consultations and abortion pills to women in countries where abortion is restricted or illegal. Called Women on Web, the service has expanded to the United States where abortion serv...

The Denver Post

Joe Rubino

14 December 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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A Denver group called Dispatch Health is an urgent care "delivery" service. Instead of requiring the patient to come to the hospital, Dispatch Health come to the patient's home and administers care on site. The group ...

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Adele Peters

4 December 2018

United States

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Now doctors can screen for anemia using only a smartphone photograph. The new technology could get quick diagnosis to people in developing countries or rural environments. The method is not as sure as a blood test.

The Guardian

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...

The Huffington Post

Jason Cherkis

15 November 2018

United States

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Suicidologist James Motto discovered through extensive research that persistent contact with patients reduced their likelihood to repeat suicide attempts. He wrote letters to patients over up to 15 years and found tha...

Gillette News Record

Andrew Graham

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14 November 2018

North Dakota, United States

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After years of growth, the prison population in North Dakota dropped thanks to sentencing reform and a shift to rehabilitation. State officials funneled funds saved through less incarceration to a program that uses th...

Daily Nation

Aggrey Omboki

13 November 2018

Kenya

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Medical innovations in maternal and child health could save thousands of lives in Africa if more governments adopted them. A Kenyan doctor with an international nonprofit that works to transform global health through ...

CityLab

Tim Querengesser

7 November 2018

Calgary, Canada

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In Calgary, the new Central Library does more than just provide a beautiful space in which to read books. It also provides a place to access technology and acts as a connection space between the more and less affluent...

New York Magazine

Martha Pskowski

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1 November 2018

Talea de Castro, Oaxaca, Mexico

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Indigenous communities in rural Mexico have typically faced challenges accessing internet and cell phone service. This is changing thanks to TIC, a nonprofit cell service provider. Lower costs, local community managem...

Los Angeles Times

Lisa Schencker

27 October 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Public libraries once turned a blind eye to the homeless people using their spaces, but many libraries have now shifted into action mode by hiring social workers to help with behavioral health challenges of patrons. I...

New York Magazine

Christine Ro

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26 October 2018

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SolarChill is a network of research, aid, and environmental organizations that works to instal solar refrigerators for vaccine storage in areas without reliable electricity. In conjunction with a push to make vaccines...

Appleton Post-Crescent

Jen Zettel

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25 October 2018

Wisconsin, United States

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The murder of a woman in Wisconsin highlights a lethality assessment tool for law enforcement to use that’s designed to help domestic victims and authorities understand how much danger victims might be in and help pol...

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Alexandra Travis

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18 October 2018

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To connect vulnerable populations with food "waste" from restaurants and supermarkets, the Full Plates program is delivering foods right to non-profits and service providers, simplifying the donation process and savin...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

15 October 2018

Loveland, Colorado, United States

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Several dry winters in the 1970s and 1980s prompted ski resorts to have a backup plan: make their own snow. The result is a solution that helps ski resorts and does not hurt the environment: man-made snow is stored in...

The New York Times

Livia Albeck-Ripka

3 October 2018

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Australia has one of the lowest cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates in the world, thanks to a nationwide effort to screen women and vaccinate both boys and girls against HPV. Widespread public support has he...

Daily Nation

Angela Oketch

2 October 2018

Kenya

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The drugs bedaquiline and delamanid have been associated with higher rates of survival for those suffering from tuberculoss. Used in the United States for nearly a decade, these drugs are now making their debut in oth...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Prue Adams

30 September 2018

Australia

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Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service attends events in rural and remote areas to offer care and education. The RFDS flies to community events like bronco branding competitions not only to respond to any medical eme...

Daily Nation

Aggrey Omboki

27 September 2018

Kenya

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Kenya is launching a program to build more affordable housing by providing infrastructure like water and roads, as well as funding from the World Bank and lower levies on the cost of doing business in order to attract...

Mongabay

Rishika Pardikar

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25 September 2018

Karnataka, India

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In rural communities, firewood extraction hurts both human health and wildlife habitat. In India, a group of conservationists are helping villages switch from wood-burning to liquified petroleum gas. While logistics a...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

24 September 2018

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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To better position services during and after natural disasters, many nonprofits are turning towards mapping technology. Specifically, Facebook’s Disaster Maps share usage data to indicate movement, such as where peopl...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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18 September 2018

Nosara, Costa Rica

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In Costa Rica, a group of volunteer firefighters use donated equipment, gear, and their own cell phones to fill in a big gap in emergency services. More residents are now accustomed to calling them directly for fires ...

The Guardian

Amrit Dhillon

17 September 2018

New Delhi, India

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To reduce corruption, the Delhi government has begun delivering public services to residents’ doorsteps. Now it’s possible to get a driver license, marriage certificate, and more from the comfort of home—no long lines...

The East African

Christabel Ligami

13 September 2018

Kenya

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In order to reach a pastoralist community with health services, a mobile health clinic called the Kimormor has been deployed in northern Kenya. Treating both people and livestock, the Kimormor has provided family plan...

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