As a paramedic that worked along the U.S.-Mexico border until 2010, my colleagues and I responded to a lot of heroin and painkiller overdoses. Some of them we got to in time, while in others we got there too late -- not to mention the many we never heard about.
As my mosque prepares to deal with an unfamiliar, terrifying influx of hatred in an unforgiving post-9/11 world, I can't help but think: I am so disappointed in you, Maryland. Can you still really call a place your home if you don't feel safe there anymore?
This agenda is designed to be 'a plan of action of the people for the people' and will be the leading global development policy of the next 15 years.
Elijah is an inspiring example to other young people--and all of us--of resilience, grace, and the ability to beat the odds.
I'd like to celebrate girls as they reach for their greatest ambitions. But let's keep in mind the 62 million girls who aren't in school, and let's all do what we can do to become part of the solution. Change starts when each of us makes a commitment to creating better circumstances for our global community.
Bill Gates recently referred to the precarious way many of the worlds poorest people support their families -- through their small farms -- as a "high wire act." So many variables can thwart their harvest and drag them and their families back into poverty.
The charge to educate girls is amplifying. Girls Inc. is proud to partner with The White House's Let Girls Learn initiative to help adolescent girls around the globe complete their education.
Ms. Meera Gandhi's open and generous heart can be felt by all those who encounter her, and she loves to give.
When is a charitable donation not a charitable donation? Well, I suppose all money comes with strings. But at what point do such strings -- or maybe even the appearance of strings -- nudge a donation out of the category of charity and into that of undue influence?
Bold goal-setting and sustained global commitment have cut malaria deaths by 60 percent over the past 15 years, and momentum is building to rid the world of this deadly disease once and for all. Last week, that effort shifted into high gear.
We are leaders and we need to create change - from Albany to City Hall to religious organizations, dedicated non-profits and the public at large. We are in this together and need to take collective action.
Aviation already supports around 60 million jobs, a third of global trade by value and half of all international tourists. Our mission is to continue to provide these benefits, particularly in the developing world, whilst at the same time cutting CO2 emissions.
Attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) summit in New York is an amazing opportunity that the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) and I have been honoured to accept for the fourth year in a row.
In 2004, MSF left Afghanistan entirely when three of its staffers were killed by Afghan military commanders. The group did not return for five years. It has now abandoned Kunduz because of the U.S. airstrike.
This is a major scientific breakthrough that suggests that there may yet be a positive answer to David Bowie's 1970s hit, 'Life on Mars?' Back on Earth, there's been a great deal of noise about the new Global Goals for sustainable development and water is once again a central theme.
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently proposed to redirect $15 billion from correctional facilities toward increasing teachers' salaries in high poverty schools. It is both practical and eminently plausible. And with the right kind of leadership and advocacy, it might even become probable.
Under the healthier meal standards, more children are choosing and eating fruit and consuming more of their entrees and vegetables, increasing their nutrient intake and decreasing food waste. Parents and students alike support the healthier meals.
If the demand for ivory products is strong, then the demand to ban ivory trade and protect elephants must be stronger. For every consumer out there who feels compelled to buy rhino horn, there should be twice as many rhino advocates out there dispelling the dangerous myths and raising awareness.