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Women in India Are Creating the Menstrual Products They Need

Region: India

Topics: AccessEntrepreneurshipHealthReproductive Rights

In many parts of India, women still struggle against the taboo of their periods and often don’t have the hygiene products they need. Now, female entrepreneurs are taking matters into their own hands and producing the products themselves.

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Zimbabweans Turn to Traditional Medicine As Prescriptions Drug Prices Spike

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AccessEconomyHealth

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis has caused a huge spike in prices for prescription drugs and hospital care. Looking for alternatives, people are increasingly turning to traditional medicine.

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Critical Medical Supplies Run Short as Heavy Restrictions Continue

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AccessConflictHealthHuman Rights

It’s been nearly a month since the Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir state’s semi-autonomous status and instituted a media blackout there. Officials say the measure is necessary, but Kashmiris say that the lockdown has serious consequences – including a critical shortage of medical supplies.

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Fake and Missing Drugs ‘Frustrate Government’s Effort’ To Combat Malaria in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: AccessDiseaseHealth

Theft of anti-malarial drugs is a huge problem in Uganda, causing a shortage of medication that is sorely needed to treat the disease. Counterfeit drugs often fill the void, despite government efforts to address the problem.

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In DRC, Unlicensed Nurses Make House Calls For Cheap

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AccessHealth

Hospital care in DRC is often too expensive. Instead, people call nurses to their homes – but not all of those nurses are qualified.

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Illegal Pharmacies Provide a Convenient Option – But Not Necessarily a Safe One

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AccessHealth

Kisangani, a major city in Democratic Republic of Congo, is teeming with illegal pharmacies. They make getting medicine easy – but whether those medicines are safe for patients is another matter.

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Zimbabwe’s Policy Ending Dialysis Fees Saves Lives But Strains Hospitals

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AccessHealth

A new policy has made accessing dialysis at government hospitals more affordable for some. But as the number of patients grows, the strain on hospital resources may threaten everyone’s access to treatment.

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For Children in Dangerous Section of Haiti, Therapy is a Lifeline

Region: Haiti

Topics: AccessEducationHealth

Haiti’s Cité Soleil area, a densely-populated neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, is known for violence. A group of mental health professionals now work with children in their schools to help them manage the stress they experience living there.

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Intersex, Transgender People in Zambia Self-Administer Hormones to Avoid Discrimination and Arrest

Region: Zambia

Topics: AccessHealth

It’s a crime in Zambia to be gay, so intersex people who are sometimes assumed to be gay say they face discrimination and potential arrest. Some of those people, as well as some transgender Zambians, say they administer their own hormone treatments without a doctor’s supervision.

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For Ugandans Who Can’t Find Care at Home, India Is a Destination for Medical Tourism

Region: Uganda

Topics: AccessHealth

Some medical devices that help doctors treat cancer aren’t available in Uganda, so people who need treatment look for ways to travel to India. The Ugandan government has proposed legislation to help patients with cancer and other diseases pay for the long journey and the treatments, and small fundraising events like car washes have become more common.

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