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Breast Cancer: A Looming Epidemic In The Developing World

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.02.2016 | World

Almost 70 percent of all breast cancer deaths now occur in low-income countries. In the first part of our series “The Shifting Burden,” we look at...

Solar Power Is Freeing Rural Africa From the "Poverty Trap"

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

In the United States, cellphones die all the time, but our abundance of power ensures resurrection on demand. That's not how it works in other parts of the world.

Poorer Countries Admire Leaders' Strength, Wealthier Countries Admire Their Ideals

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 05.29.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Paul A. Friesen A recent report by WIN/Gallup International gathered survey research from 65 countries around the world, asking respondents to cho...

10 things you must know before your first trip to a developing country

Gogobot | Posted 04.28.2016 | Travel

By Alix Farr, Editor It can be incredibly rewarding to travel in the 'developing' world but if you're used to being on the road exclusively in the We...

New Research Suggests Text Messages Improve Election Day Turnout in the Developing World, With Conditions

Tavneet Suri | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
Tavneet Suri

We now have evidence that text messages improve civic engagement in emerging countries by encouraging people to vote.

Brain Drain, Brain Gain

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

For decades, the developing world's best and brightest have set off to seek their fortunes on foreign shores. But in recent years, the tide of brain drain has been turning, with some of these so-called "sea turtles" making the voyage home.

Lions Clubs International Focuses on Global Issues at U.N.

Jim Luce | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

On March 12, 2016, just a few days after International Women's Day, more than 700 Lions, Leos, ambassadors and guests gathered at the U.N. for the 38th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations to discuss peace and gender equality.

BookBox: Scaling children's reading

Brij Kothari | Posted 03.10.2016 | Education
Brij Kothari

Children's books have not scaled Few would disagree with this time-honoured prescription. Children need to grow up reading children's books, or bein...

We Went Solar, and So Should You -- Because It's Free

Stafford Betty | Posted 02.11.2016 | Green
Stafford Betty

For years my wife and I have been getting phone calls about going solar, and for years we've ignored them because it was just too expensive. But today 26 solar panels are mounted on the south side of our roof.

Has the Global Trade-Development Link Peaked?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.26.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Developing countries and emerging market economies have benefited from opportunities to transfer technology from abroad and to undergo domestic structural transformation via trade integration.

Climate Change and Poverty -- The Underappreciated Link

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 02.08.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Having an emissions reduction agreement on paper is only the first step; policymakers and leaders must now move decisively to protect the advances in human development and poverty reduction already threatened by environmental degradation and climate change.

Securing Green Finance for Developing Countries

Yvo de Boer | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Yvo de Boer

The Paris climate change conference was a great success for the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in many ways, bringing new opportunities going fo...

Girls' Rights Are Human Rights

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 12.12.2015 | Impact
J. Mijin Cha

As we celebrate Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the signing of the declaration, we face the hard truth that we are falling far short of protecting human rights around the world. In no area is this clearer than the failure to protect far too many young girls.

Ketamine, global health, and why China's push to pass international legislation will endanger millions of patients

WFSA | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact

On 9th-11th December 2015 the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will meet in Vienna to discuss changes to the scope of control of subs...

Premature Deindustrialization

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

India and Africa must find a viable path to prosperity without passing through an industrialization phase. This is not likely to happen. It is by no means clear that it is even possible.

War on #ClimateChange: Threat to 'International Peace and Security'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.01.2015 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

From desertification to eroding shores, climate change has intensified resource scarcity, poverty and hunger. Vast new waves of migration may have a political ignition, but the fuel is climate change, from Africa to Asia. Somehow, even Syria's conflict can be attributed to the spark of longer-term drought.

Why We Need to Take Investment in African Development Seriously

Atti Worku | Posted 09.03.2016 | World
Atti Worku

This July, President Barack Obama visited Ethiopia and addressed the African Union (AU). In doing so, he became not only the first U.S. president to address the AU in its 52-year history, but the first sitting U.S. president to ever visit the country of Ethiopia.

Why Investing in Infrastructure in Developing Countries Will Benefit Us All

Alexis Crow | Posted 08.11.2016 | World
Alexis Crow

Investment in infrastructure projects are more than just a bright spot for the global south. It may actually encourage investment in real assets that would boost output back in the old "rich" countries -- a welcome monsoon rain amidst a sea of paper.

Malnutrition Rates Are Up Worldwide. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Seventy percent of the world's population is expected to live in a city by 2050, according to a University Of Minnesota study. But with urbanization c...

5 Times Technology Made The World A Better Place

Posted 06.05.2015 | Technology

It seems like every day we wake up to a story in the news about a cutting-edge and often frivolous technological innovation -- such as this recent bre...

Morality, Religion and Experimenting on You

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2016 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.

There Are Over 200 Million Fewer Hungry People Now Than 25 Years Ago: U.N.

Associated Press | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact

ROME (AP) — The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disast...

Lynne Peeples

Industry Is Still Making Toxic Lead Paint, And Feds Seem Cool With It | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.13.2015 | Green

One of the world's largest paint manufacturers continues to add a toxic heavy metal to products it sells outside the U.S., mostly in poor countries, d...

How Eco-Friendly Cookstoves Are Saving Lives And Solving A Gender Rights Problem

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact

Household air pollution from cooking with solid fuels caused about 4.3 million deaths, most of them women and children, in 2012. And to Phil Ferranto,...

We Can Defeat Malaria

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

Where women and families live should not determine if they live -- this is the philosophy driving Jhpiego's work in 14 countries to defeat malaria, a disease that impacts millions primarily in low-income countries.