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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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Study Finds Contaminated Holy Water at Famous Ugandan Shrine, Not So Believers Say

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthReligion

Many people in Uganda believe that holy water heals illnesses, and drink it without boiling it first. But it might be what’s causing the problem in the first place.

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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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Drying Maize on the Ground Increases Health Risks and Decreases Exports in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: AgricultureHealth

In Uganda, farmers often dry their maize crop directly on the ground, which is cheaper than buying cloth to spread them on. But the practice increases the risk of disease-causing aflatoxins and could decrease maize exports if levels exceed international standards.

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In Zambia, When Children With Cancer Can’t Attend Class, The Classroom Comes to Them

Region: Zambia

Topics: EducationHealth

Children receiving long-term cancer treatment in Zambia often can’t attend school. Now, one organization is working to change that by bringing the classroom to the hospital.

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Mexico City’s Museums Get Creative To Make Exhibits Accessible For All

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureHealth

Museums in Mexico’s capital are revamping their exhibits and offerings to make them equally accessible to people with disabilities.

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Measles Vaccines Are Free in DRC. So Why Don’t Parents Want to Vaccinate their Children?

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Health

A measles outbreak in DRC has caused nearly 2,000 deaths, but local beliefs and customs make parents reluctant to vaccinate their children against the disease.

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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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When Morgues Are Too Expensive, Mosquito Nets Do the Job

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

People in DRC wrap dead bodies in treated mosquito nets to preserve them before burial. The aid organizations that donated the nets intended that they be used to prevent malaria.

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