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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil
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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell
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After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017John Henneberger

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Imprisonment of TB Patients Declared Unconstitutional in Kenya

May 20, 2016 | Allan Maleche, Timothy Wafula

The practice of incarcerating tuberculosis patients was rebuked by the country’s High Court, putting an end to a dangerous and inhumane practice.

Long Ignored in Global Development, Mental Illness Is Declared a Top Priority

May 4, 2016 | Judith Klein

In a major shift with far-reaching implications, two global institutions acknowledged the impact of mental illness on issues like poverty and economic growth.

Why “Harm Reduction” Means Something Different in Mexico

April 29, 2016 | Amaya Ordorika

Though Mexico is firmly entrenched in the war on drugs, it’s not primarily a consumer nation. Young advocates there are calibrating their harm reduction efforts accordingly.

Kazakhstan’s “Training Café” Serves Up Inclusion

April 29, 2016 | Ainur Shakenova

The café, staffed entirely by people with disabilities, is part of an effort to move people out of institutions and into the community and the workforce.

In Kenya, Overcoming Drug Fears to Expand Access to Palliative Care

April 20, 2016 | Zipporah Ali

The UN’s global drug policy debate is a crucial chance to ensure the need for palliative care demand is met in Kenya and beyond.

Brazil Can Fight the Zika Virus with Better Public Policy

April 6, 2016 | Elisa Slattery

Instead of telling women not to get pregnant, Brazil should be implementing supports for them.

Health Funders and Grantees: Who Sets the Agenda?

April 5, 2016 | Jonathan Cohen

Frontline NGOs may not measure their impact in terms of infections averted or treated—yet they have become essential to donors who do.

A Push for Balanced Drug Policy Is Transforming Pain Relief in India

March 31, 2016 | Naomi Burke-Shyne

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, founder of Pallium India, is working state by state with health care professionals to make palliative care more pervasive.

Vancouver Has Pioneered a People-First Approach to Drug Issues

March 15, 2016 | Sarah Evans

At the city’s Insite facility, people who use drugs can self-inject in a safe, supervised environment using clean equipment.

Could the “Ithaca Plan” Become a Model for Harm Reduction in America?

March 3, 2016 | Matthew Wilson

The small city of Ithaca, New York, just launched one of the most innovative approaches to drug use anywhere in the United States.

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