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Giving Newborns the Best Start in Life Involves Breastfeeding

Mariam Claeson | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Mariam Claeson

We know breast milk is the best source of nutrition for all newborns, regardless of where they live. While global breastfeeding rates are lower than they should be, and have remained stubbornly flat, some countries--particularly in Latin America--have instituted progressive policies to support mothers, leading to higher breastfeeding rates.

How to Kick Polio: My Stroll with Kelechi Uhegwu

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 07.21.2015 | Black Voices
Ebenezar Wikina

World Polio Day is slated for October 24th but I think this stroll cannot wait till then. Kelechi was diagnosed with polio when she was just over 1 year old, and three decades after that diagnosis she tells me how she's been able to surmount the challenges life has brought her way.

The New Son of Bill & Melinda Gates: A War Child Seeks The American Dream

Mark Charles Hardie | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices
Mark Charles Hardie

When I close my eyes to sleep, I dream of a new reality in which Bill Gates and his wife Melinda French Gates are my parents. I imagine that I was born and raised in a wealthy family, attended elite private schools, and have a multi-million dollar trust fund.

We Need More College Graduates

Linda Katehi | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
Linda Katehi

It is college commencement season, a glorious time of year, when spring flowers and joy are blooming on campuses across the nation. For millions of diligent college students, hearing their names called and being handed a hard-earned diploma is a watershed moment. It is a genuine cause for celebration for students and their families.

Warren Buffett Praises Bill Gates For Putting In 60-Hour Weeks To Help Save World

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact

Billionaire Warren Buffett has long been a fan of philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, but he spelled out exactly why he adores the generous power ...

More Billionaires Agree To Give At Least Half Their Wealth To Charity

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact

Another round of billionaire business leaders have committed to giving away a significant portion of their wealth to charitable causes. Hamdi Uluka...

Bill Gates' Foundation To Double Dollars Spent On Fighting Hunger

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact

By Joseph D'Urso LONDON, June 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Melinda Gates announced on Thursday that her and husband Bill's foundat...

An Imagined Interview With the New New York State Education Commissioner

Alan Singer | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

This has to be an imagined interview. There were no open meetings with candidates where they were required to lay out their views about educational issues to the public.

Successful Women Outside the Boardroom

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Geri Spieler

We too often equate wildly successful women with business acumen. In fact, there are many successful women outside the boardroom who have great success stories who are not part of the world of business.

Bill Gates: Autopsies Could Save Countless Lives

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact

Bill and Melinda Gates believe that performing "minimal autopsies" on dead children could save countless lives. Last week, the Gates Foundation a...

Creating Sustainable Populations Humanely

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Here, on every surface of Earth, man has planted his foot, physical or otherwise. We have morphed from quest to conquest with frightening success, as our numbers increase exponentially, mindlessly spreading.

Education as a Data-Driven Enterprise

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.12.2015 | Education
John Bridgeland

Over the last fifteen years, the private and public sectors have worked effectively to make education a stronger data-driven enterprise in areas related to the challenge of high school dropouts.

If We Take This One Step, Bill Gates Says We Could Save 21 Million People From AIDS By 2030

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact

Saving millions of lives from AIDS is most certainly in our reach, according to Bill Gates -- we just have to up the resources aimed at ending the vir...

Saving Lives by Dinnertime: The Balancing Act of Global Health Parenting

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Our two daughters, Jessie and Abby, get vaccines. Not only do they receive their shots on schedule, but they've grown to understand why we've chosen to dedicate our careers to expanding access to immunization -- and they now know why we have to travel long distances, sometimes for extended periods of time, to help ensure that kids get the vaccines they need.

1,200 Kids Die From Malaria A Day. Low-Cost Preventative Treatments Could Change That

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact

Every day, 1,200 children succumb to malaria, deaths that could easily be prevented with effective and low-cost interventions. Saturday marks World...

Hillary Clinton Feels Common Core Pain

Anthony Cody | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Anthony Cody

Hillary Clinton may need to school herself a bit more on "Leave No Child Behind," and the real story of the Common Core, if she wants to move teachers, students and parents off the sidelines. Those of us whose lives are being organized and sorted out for us have a different perspective on these tests.

This Man Is Reinventing The Condom To 'Focus On Pleasure'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.16.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Danny Resnic is on a mission to create the "next generation condom." The founder of ORIGAMI Condoms joined HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd on Wednesday ...

Jonathan Cohn

More People In The Developing World Are Getting Bank Accounts, But There's An Asterisk On That Progress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

Poverty in the developing world can seem utterly intractable -- such a big problem, and so hard to address, that it’s not even worth trying. But a n...

Partners Unite to Battle Brain Fever

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Laos began its JE vaccination campaign in 2013, and moving forward, Gavi will fund more than 1.5 million doses to ensure that every child between 12 months and 15 years of age has been vaccinated.

Opt Out and Save Democracy

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

If enough parents are willing to join the movement, keep their children home on test days, ignore the threats, the battle lines will be clear. School officials, local school boards, state legislators and members of Congress will be faced with a real school choice: Whose side are you on?

Melinda Gates Shares Personal Reason She Wants All Women To Have Access To Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact

Melinda Gates understands why contraceptives are vital to the health and well-being of women in the developing world. Her own life would be different ...

Not There. Yet.

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Natalie Pace

Imagine a world where the celebrity faces that were missing from the ad campaigns today were gone forever because of something routine, like a hemorrhage, that could have been managed in a hospital setting or with an experienced midwife.

Reviving the Library in Greece: The Future Is Now for the Future Library Network and the INELI-Balkans Project

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Sara Lee Bentley

One of the milestones of childhood is when a child learns to read. It starts out simply; the mere act of spelling out his/her own name and then reading it off a piece of paper is met with much fanfare by the child's parents and teachers. Single words soon turn into whole books.

The Positive Impact Of Vaccines, In One Stunning History-Soaked Photo

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts

Beloved portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz often captures celebrity subjects before her noted lens, having snapped cultural icons ranging from John...

Why Rescue the Latest Failed 'Chief for Change'?

John Thompson | Posted 04.02.2015 | Education
John Thompson

Tulsa's choice is doubly perplexing at a time when the new chair of the Senate Education Committee, Lamar Alexander, is crafting compromises that will undo the policies that coerced states into adopting value-added evaluations, and pulling the plug on the failed SIG that Gist promoted.