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The rates of substance abuse among college students in the United States have risen significantly over the last 2 decades. Drugs such as alcohol, marijuana, prescription pills, and others are becoming more popular on campuses around the country, impacting students' education, causing addiction, and leading to long-term health problems.

Sam Lofgran
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Although Malawi is technically a water-rich country, with about 20% of its area covered by surface water, many people lack access to clean water.

Marissa Getts
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Menstrual hygiene management is the processes and resources surrounding menstruation, including the knowledge, products, and social norms associated with it. For many adolescent girls in Kenya, MHM is a serious and impactful issue.

Kelsey Sampson
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While there is a significant healthcare personnel shortage throughout India, it is particularly problematic in rural areas. Because of this issue, those in rural areas seeking healthcare services must often travel distances of up to 100 km to access them.

Jacob Player
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The average female literacy rate throughout the world is 79.9%, while for men it is 89.2%. India lingers behind at 62.3% for women as compared to 80% for men.

Jenna Cook
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Generation Z is the loneliest generation that the world has seen, with isolation rates higher than both Millennials and members of Generation X.

Abby Bowler
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Refugees are particularly susceptible to mental illness because of the situations they are forced to flee and the uncertainty they face in new countries. Mental illnesses can keep refugees from living high-quality lives.

Chloe Jensen, Alyssa Clark
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Venezuela is experiencing an extreme shortage in medicine, supplies, and equipment that is necessary to prevent, diagnose, and treat health conditions.

Valerie Bittleston
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The female homicide rate in South Africa is roughly 24.6 per 100,000 population—nearly six times the global average.

Lacey George
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