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The New York Times

David Bornstein

27 November 2014

Tanzania

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In combatting poverty, a giant informal economic system has quietly emerged in Africa. Women participate in micro-finance organizations that loan money in order to allow them to create businesses and become self-manag...

Deseret News

Lois M. Collins

10 November 2014

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder number about one-fourth of military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, roughly 500,000 veterans so far. Inmates in prisons nationwide train...

BBC

David Shukman

16 October 2014

Nigeria

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A nightmare scenario of Ebola raging unchecked among millions of slum-dwellers in Africa's largest city has given way to a rare example of a victory over the virus.

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

18 September 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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A novel way to help young men growing up in communities in which concentrated poverty, violence and unemployment are well-documented barriers to health and longevity: male youth of color are trained to be the emergenc...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

11 September 2014

Michigan, United States

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Teaching reading skills to children early is crucial, especially with respect to their educational success later in life. School systems are switching reading programs to help underachieving students have one on one t...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

28 August 2014

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Many low income citizens feel as though they are restricted from getting medical attention and often stay trapped in their problems. Home visits offer a positive solution.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

31 July 2014

Rwanda

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Three African countries are successfully reducing the transmission of HIV through treatment and education, surpassing many developed countries in reducing cases. Although each is unique, the key lessons include using ...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

8 July 2014

Scooba, Mississippi, United States

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East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) helps Eastern Mississippi fill high-skill jobs by educating and training local workers. The students at EMCC are each evaluated for skillsets and gaps in education, and they w...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

3 July 2014

Port Chester, New York, United States

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We know how to prevent diabetes - but the U.S, medical system, with its twisted priorities, doesn’t cover prevention. A new program at the YMCA aims to build structured, effective prevention measures.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

11 June 2014

New Mexico, United States

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Project ECHO - driven by a single doctor with a cause - pulled together a team of specialists to develop a model that combines technology with collaborative care and careful patient tracking to help cure for diseases ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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.

NBC News

Linda Federico-O'Murchu

26 February 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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While billions of taxpayer dollars are allocated each year to support shelters and social service initiatives, homelessness remains a persistent problem in the U.S. - in 2013, an estimated 610,000 people slept without...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

26 February 2014

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A program based on the proven idea that helping others is healing, usually more healing than being helped.

NPR

Sean Carberry

4 February 2014

Guldara, Afghanistan

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Child mortality rates are decreasing in Afghanistan due to more readily available basic health care, more effective vaccinations, and locally-trained volunteer health workers.

Wired

Joshua Davis

15 October 2013

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

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Around the world, a new way of teaching and learning is gaining traction – and seeing results. Rooted in educational theory from the likes of Socrates, Piaget, and Montessori, this method is led by students’ curiosity...

East Bay Times

Emily Constance

14 October 2013

Oakland, California, United States

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Disadvantaged individuals can often have difficulty finding employment due to lack of job training and references. A free 12-week program offers intensive culinary training at St. Vincent de Paul kitchen along with ot...

The New York Times

Peg Tyre

7 August 2013

New York, New York, United States

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Many students doing poorly in school are not doing poorly enough to go to city-mandated summer school - yet they will likely fall further behind their peers during the summer. A summer school program in New York City ...

USA Today

Laura Baverman

21 July 2013

Antigua, Guatemala

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Development work is evolving beyond short-term mission trips and one-off donations into a more comprehensive, in-depth model that addresses long-term sustainability of a solution paired with empowerment of those being...

The Atlantic

Olga Khazan

13 June 2013

Ntcheu, Malawi

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Some groups are making strides at ending child marriage and female genital mutilation, practices that are common and yet dangerous. They're doing so by reaching out to the men in charge.

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

12 June 2013

Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Throughout India, wastepickers – people who scour landfills for garbage they can sell to recyclers – live at the bottom of society. But the city of Pune did something radical: with the help of a collective, they did a...

The New York Times

Denise Grady

5 June 2013

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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In Democratic Republic of Congo, rape has become a routine weapon of war - but the country has little or no treatment for those with mental health issues resulting from sexual assault. A method of group therapy design...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

15 May 2013

New York, New York, United States

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Blue Engine, which places recent college grads as full-time teaching assistants in New York City public schools, is helping poor students thrive in college. They focus on small teacher-student ratios, frequent feedbac...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

8 May 2013

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh schools had very low attendance because children were kept home to work and conditions were unsafe for girls, ethnic minorities, and those with disabilities. BRAC, one of the world's largest and most compre...

The New York Times

Patrick Adams

20 March 2013

Tanzania

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PrePex, a new nonsurgical circumcision tool, could revolutionize the prevention of H.I.V. and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Cheap and easy to assemble, the device has proven successful in several randomized trials.

FastCompany

Ben Schiller

19 February 2013

San Francisco, California, United States

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CrowdFlower, a site which pays people to do microtasks, has found that it can be an extremely fast and effective medium between aid workers and locals during disasters.

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