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Africa Health Care

The Other Opioid Crisis -- People in Poor Countries Can't Get the Pain Medication They Need

The Conversation US | Posted 03.25.2016 | World
The Conversation US

There are two opioid crises in the world today. One is the epidemic of abuse and misuse, present in many countries but rising at an alarming rate in the United States. The other crisis is older and affects many more people around the world each year: too few opioids.

What Would It Really Take to Halt Ebola and Prevent Future Epidemics?

Dr. Cheryl Healton | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Dr. Cheryl Healton

The Ebola crisis, and future epidemics, can only be addressed with dramatic changes in direction. This begins with strengthening public health and health delivery systems around the world, including in the U.S., and fully funding the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.

In My View: African Innovation is Trending

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais

With medical staff and doctors sometimes unable to communicate efficiently with their patients, innovators are finding ways to use technology to translate medical questions accurately enough for them to provide the correct diagnosis and treatment.

How A 9-Year-Old Girl From Guinea Finally Got The Medical Care She Needed

Catherine Murphy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Catherine Murphy

There is a universal principle of childhood physics that we all remember well: the joy of spinning in circles. Perhaps it was spinning while locking hands with a playmate, in a teacup at Disney World, dancing in pirouettes, or simply turning in place -- it was a thrill to send our surroundings into a kaleidoscopic blur. This was followed by a dizzy fit of giggles until our internal compasses caught up, and the world came back into focus.

New Hope for Mothers and Newborns in Africa

Pierre M. Barker, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Pierre M. Barker, M.D.

We have the knowledge and resources to make death and complications around childbirth, even in Africa, a vanishingly rare event, but mothers and infants are still dying from causes that are preventable. At the heart of the problem lies a challenge.

Africa Offers New Partnership for Global Health

Michel Sidibé | Posted 09.16.2012 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

When I speak to Africans living with HIV, when I speak to African AIDS activists and when I speak to African leaders fighting AIDS, TB and malaria, they all express a profound gratitude for the global solidarity the world has expressed to them.

Charity as a Drop in the Bucket, Day 2

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

Colby College students worked to support an organization in rural Malawi helping poor, HIV affected communities. But despite showy displays of promise, our trusted field office director, sensed that something was very wrong.