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Even a straightforward cataract surgery may be impossible in many places. These patients underwent surgery as part of a campaign run by Himalayan Cataract Project at the Bisidimo Hospital in Ethiopia. Surgeons performed more than 1,600 cataract surgeries during a six-day event. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

How do you get equal health care for all? A huge new database holds clues

The World Health Organization registry holds 11 million data points — key to addressing global health inequality. Yet health officials stress how much information is still missing.

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Opinion: The highest duty of a citizen

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Opinion: The highest duty of a citizen

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Even a straightforward cataract surgery may be impossible in many places. These patients underwent surgery as part of a campaign run by Himalayan Cataract Project at the Bisidimo Hospital in Ethiopia. Surgeons performed more than 1,600 cataract surgeries during a six-day event. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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How do you get equal health care for all? A huge new database holds clues

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