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Lilian Namagembe

26 April 2018

Uganda

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An initiative that cultivated a sense of responsibility and accountability among health workers and support staff led to a variety of successful outcomes, including improved worker arrival times at health facilities, ...

BBC

Tom Colls

20 March 2018

London, England

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The “pathways” model of care brings together a multi-discipline team to improve the care of homeless patients in-hospital by addressing immediate needs and ensuring that they are not discharged without a place to stay.

WABE

Johnny Kauffman

15 December 2017

Georgia, United States

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In order to battle the government healthcare gaps, the time lost from workers leaving to seek medical attention, and the closing of hospitals, some rural companies have opened their own clinics nearby. This way worker...

Al Jazeera

Claudia Bellante

3 December 2017

Tijuana, Mexico

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Pregnant women at the US-Mexico border are often living in hard conditions and facing obstetric violence at public hospitals or being pushed into c-sections at private clinics. 'Parteras Fronterizas' offers an alterna...

Kaiser Health News

Jenny Gold

6 November 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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The prognosis for sickle cell patients has decreased over the past few decades due to the rise of the opioid crisis, lack of information, and race disparities in health care. Vichinsky's center, on the other hand, is ...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

2 November 2017

Karachi, Pakistan

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In Karachi, Pakistan’s Jinnah hospital, a private-public partnership between the government and the business sector have brought in over $35 million in donations. Those donations have led to new equipment, buildings, ...

WEWS-TV

Corrina Pysa

31 October 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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With the growing opioid crisis, patients and doctors are looking for alternative ways to treat pain. Acupuncture is becoming more popular for its relief of migraines and pain.

Pacific Standard

Francie Diep

1 September 2017

Houston, Texas, United States

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Ethnically-specific disaster relief services are especially prudent in the city of Houston where more than one in five residents report speaking English less than "very well." An organization called Boat People SOS (f...

Shorthand Social

Alaa El Dirini

20 May 2017

Cairo, Egypt

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Large amounts of mismanaged medical waste are a concern in Cairo, since they can cause a wide range of illnesses and negatively affect the environment. NGO's are working to direct waste to proper sites, provide medica...

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Medha Basu

24 April 2017

New South Wales, Australia

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Missing a doctor's appointment has a significant cost. Hospitals lose money and doctors lose time that they could be using to attend to other patients. Dr. Alex King believes that through testing and then implementin...

Bright Magazine

Linus Unah

6 April 2017

Ondo, Nigeria

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In the Nigeria state of Ondo the maternal mortality rate fell by 40 percent after the state unrolled the Abiye vanguard program. Over 400 health vanguard’s were hired to ensure that pregnant women delivered their babi...

Detroit Free Press

Gina Damron

19 November 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Across the country, hospitals are embracing intensive intervention programs to help victims of violence — including those who have criminal histories — after they have been brought in for treatment of injuries. Such p...

The Taos News

JR Logan

14 November 2016

Taos, New Mexico, United States

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A UNM-Taos nursing program has been touted by the college and the hospital as a great example of workforce development in a community that has long struggled with economic development. As leaders continue to look for ...

The New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

28 October 2016

Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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In South Carolina, a Medicaid program is offering long-acting contraceptives during a new mother’s hospital stay, while she is still eligible for the benefit. Other states are following suit.

The Taos News

JR Logan

18 July 2016

Santa Rosa, New Mexico, United States

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Rural hospitals in New Mexico are isolated and scattered across the state, struggling to support low-income communities who have a difficult time getting access to their health care. In 2014, six hospitals banded toge...

The Baltimore Sun

J. Brian Charles

16 July 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore and other cities saw an increase in violence and individuals repeatedly ending up in the hospital with serious injuries, which mass jailing did not solve, leading to the creation of Shock Trauma's Violence I...

Mother Jones

Nina Liss-Schultz

30 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Medical care for the homeless used to be served only in a hospital emergency room, where patients were released before fully-recovered and often needed to return multiple times for treatment. San Francisco’s Respite p...

Kaiser Health News

Jenny Gold

22 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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ER staff often have no idea they are sharing patients with other hospitals just a mile away. So they treat those patients completely independently, often repeating tests unnecessarily, assigning them multiple case man...

Side Effects Public Media

Michelle Faust

24 May 2016

Rochester, New York, United States

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A collaborative approach to cleaning protocols has helped a group of hospitals in New York to reduce infection rates for the "most common hospital-borne infection in U.S. hospitals." The cleaning staff are crucial to ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

10 May 2016

New York, New York, United States

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A grateful recipient of a new heart has inspired a drive to vastly enlarge the pool of prospective organ donors.

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Melissa Bailey

2 May 2016

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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One of Boston's major teaching hospitals is examining how it handles patients’ bodies and supports family members after a death.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

25 April 2016

Nepal

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For one village in Nepal, there's a silver lining to the earthquake: A year later, a new and better health clinic is rising from the rubble of the old. And it includes a birthing center.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

12 April 2016

United States

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When it comes to health care in America, quality is hard to measure and cost is hard to predict. Some are trying to increase transparency and accountability among health care providers and insurers.

NPR

Andrea Hsu

8 April 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The city's health department wants to send ex-offenders who are trained to be "violence interrupters" to hospitals to talk with victims. Chicago has found such a program prevents repeat injuries.

The New York Times

John Markoff

4 April 2016

Half Moon Bay, California, United States

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Zipline, a start-up based in California, raised $18 million and partnered with the small African country to shuttle packages of blood and emergency medicine.

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