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Rina Raphael

4 May 2019

Houston, Texas, United States

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CVS is expanding their coverage from beyond just selling medical supplies to also offering on-site medical assessments as well as nutrition and wellness classes to address a growing population of people that don't hav...

WGME-TV

David Singer

30 April 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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As more doctors move towards retirement than doctors entering the field, many states are facing the realities of an upcoming shortage. To combat this, Maine is trying to position primary care in rural areas as the bac...

Bhekisisa

Nelisiwe Msomi

23 April 2019

South Africa

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In South Africa, public health nurses have a tendency to act more like a parent than a nurse when teenage girls visit the clinic to be tested for HIV, ask for birth control or get antiretroviral treatment. To change t...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

14 April 2019

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Thanks to a federal grant, New Hampshire has implemented a “hub-and-spoke program” that connects those facing addiction problems with resources to help them. Acting as a single access point, the organization takes wal...

Model D

Melinda Clynes

19 March 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Despite offering services for expectant mothers, Detroit's infant mortality and less-than-adequate prenatal care rates are both negative outliers when it comes to Michigan's statewide statistics for those figures. Rea...

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Brian Allnutt

5 March 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Two medical school initiatives in Detroit allow students to gain a sense of empathy while treating at-risk populations in a city known for harsh environments for homeless individuals. The programs, run through Michiga...

Bhekisisa

Bolu Akindele

28 February 2019

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

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The Access to Health and Rights Development Initiative (AHRDI) in Lagos, Nigeria has offered health services to over 2,000 LGBTI men since 2013 despite the nation's widespread homophobia. Because it is still dangerous...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

21 February 2019

Cañas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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It is not uncommon for senior citizens to face mobility issues, but a clinic in Guanacaste is working to "boost mobility for senior citizens and, along with it, their independence and safety." The program, which atten...

California Health Report

Nicole Knight

19 February 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Reported cases of congenital syphilis have significantly increased in Los Angeles County, but the solution may be in more thorough intake assessments. Similar to the role drug industry representatives play in operatio...

North Carolina Health News

Taylor Knopf

28 January 2019

Switzerland

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Drug-assisted treatment has reduced rates of new substance abuse cases and HIV infections in Switzerland. With the implementation of an innovative drug policy program in 1994, Swiss doctors began to treat those suffer...

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Edward Siddons

24 January 2019

Pakistan

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As a hesitance to vaccinate becomes a more prominent concern worldwide, Pakistan is experimenting with behavioral science to combat anti-vaccination mindsets. From holding conversations with healthcare workers to chan...

Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

2 January 2019

Rwanda

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Cooperation between state public health and religious institutions expands access to family planning resources for women. In areas of Rwanda where the Catholic Church operates some of the only healthcare centers, the ...

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Estelle Slootmaker

4 December 2018

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

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Throughout the Untied States there are many rural areas that do not have quick access to hospitals or other means of healthcare, so some providers are turning to repurposing abandoned buildings into clinics. Focusing ...

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Andrew Graham

15 November 2018

Devils Lake, North Dakota, United States

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In rural North Dakota where clinical treatment centers are hard to find, a program called Free Through Recovery "seeks to drive down North Dakota’s prison rates by creating networks of sobriety and support around peop...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

30 October 2018

Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria

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The Nigerian state of Oyo has a modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (mCPR) of 24%, which is the highest in the country compared to the national average of 10.8%. This can be attributed to family planning services bro...

Capital & Main

Judith Lewis Mernit

22 October 2018

Ukiah, California, United States

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Harm reduction is a quickly growing practices that aims to reduce drug-related deaths and the spread of disease often caused by dirty needles. Although public perception is still widely negative, the industry has seen...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

9 October 2018

Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

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Medical professionals travel to remote areas of Nigeria with little access to family planning or maternal health care to hand out resources such as condoms or birth control and to train villages' Traditional Birth Att...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

25 September 2018

Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

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Being in a conflict zone, primary healthcare in the state of Borno in Nigeria has suffered in recent years. In response to the crisis, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) centers provide Ready-To-Use The...

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...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

11 September 2018

Bida, Niger, Nigeria

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The state of Niger has the most land mass in all of Nigeria, and as a result people are widespread and difficult to reach with important medical information. Polio in children is a serious issue in Niger, but a steady...

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Martha Dalton

24 August 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Schools in Atlanta are embedding public health clinics in their buildings for both students as well as the public at large. These clinics keep students in school by providing easy access to care rather than having the...

The Star Kenya

John Muchangi

24 July 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The M-Pima kit is a quick, easy to use device to accurately measure the HIV load in a blood sample. With this tool, clinics lacking in technology or staff expertise don't have to send samples to places with these reso...

KALW

Claire Stremple

2 July 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco considers the scaling of safe injection sites, which were successfully piloted in Vancouver, to become the first city in the United States to offer this service. However, the main challenge of starting s...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

29 May 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Transitions Clinic Network is providing healthcare to men and women coming out of prison. The organization, which has treated over 5,000 patients, hires community health workers to connect former inmates to health...

Scie-News

Esther Nakkazi

28 May 2018

Uganda

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Baylor-Uganda teamed up to create Caring Together, a training and mentorship program designed to improve health care in Uganda. The program rolled out across Uganda over three years, using tolls like peer-to-peer trai...

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