No one can say with certainty how many Africans have been deterred from condom use and fallen victim to HIV. Given the church's size and influence in the region, and given the 30 million AIDS dead, the number cannot be small.
This may be the 21st century, but we're still finding that culture, customs and religion continue to have as strong a pull in the opposite direction as science and facts. But Ebola can be halted with education, safe practices and infection control. And that is a message we must continue to underline.
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It is difficult enough to confront resurgent diseases without an explosion of unhinged conspiracy mongering.
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We need to wake up and realize all children, especially those of color -- girls and boys -- need adults to stop criminalizing them and recognize the special risks facing our girls.
So fighting Ebola means much more than simply sending funding, medicine, and personnel to West Africa to contain the outbreak. This new epidemic should re-focus us on reducing the inequality between the global North and the global South that allows crises like this one to keep happening in the developing world. We need to remain committed to dramatically reducing extreme poverty and hunger, supporting a healthy civil society in developing nations, and helping to build the long-term infrastructure that will allow the global South to effectively combat and contain future epidemics.The Ebola crisis should be an opportunity to renew and revitalize our commitment to ending massive inequality.
The discussions quietly occurring in the corridors of the White House, CIA, Pentagon, and in other capitals throughout the world certainly point to grave concern on the part of policy and decision makers about the possibility of a worst-case scenario becoming reality.
The reality is that the world is a big place and evil lurks in many corners. It's hard to find the emotional bandwidth to care about each and every new report concerning religious persecution in one foreign nation or another.
Billions of twinkling stars, breathtaking views, and miles from crushing crowds of tourists - if you're hoping for a true escape during your next vacation, the desert may be the destination of your dreams.
We need to find it in our hearts to cross cultural and gendered lines to address the literal and metaphorical diseases plaguing us at home. And if we haven't yet found it our hearts, maybe we can find it in our pockets.
As a global public health nutrition professional, an important day on my agenda is World Food Day, as it provides me an opportunity to rally my friends, colleagues and nutrition advocates to reflect on what a world free from hunger and malnutrition would look like.
In South Africa a national apology feels a lifetime away, but in the meantime one way to break down the continuing and sometimes seemingly insurmountable race barriers is sharing restorative stories in order to help people overcome their differences and defenses.
Liberia has increasingly been stuck in the kind of siege mentality that residents thought they'd left behind with the end of the civil war in 2002. In short, Liberia's Ebola crisis has become as much a governance crisis as a health crisis.
Emerge poverty free works with the BCHC to help over 700 orphans who have been placed with foster families in Bunia. Years of conflict, between myriad rebel groups, in the resource-rich region have devastated local lives, separating families and destroying livelihoods.