The number of babies born with HIV has been cut in half 2002. But still, 650 babies are born every day with the virus -- that's 650 too many. With the right focus, and increased funding and awareness, we can get that number close to zero.
Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the US is cooler than normal, but the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, which is hotter than normal.
Growing up, I had endless support from my family, the teachers at school and my university professors. I completed a PhD in physics at a relatively young age and spent some time trying to commercialize the project I setup, all thanks to my funders -- a venture-backed project. It was this experience that made me want to help other entrepreneurs. So after six years on the job, I headed back to Ghana with all my savings and a vague career goal.
Supporters of LGBTI rights should not overlook the democracies that continue to exclude some of their citizens from the equal protection of the law.
Bent over a wood-fired oven, drying the fish her husband caught yesterday, 29-year-old Leticia Sam blinks the smoke from her eyes, one hand stoking the fire, the other holding her swollen belly. Expecting her fourth baby, Leticia lives atop an old graveyard piled with trash, strewn with crumbling cinderblock homes.
As the U.S. Fortune 500 and U.S. private equity are set to turn its corporate gaze toward Africa, it has the chance to learn from previous investment attempts and promote this new model of interaction on the African continent.
Lack of access to safe, reliable, affordable energy has a deep impact on people's lives and on a country's ability to sustain real economic growth. That's why, for millions of people living in extreme poverty across the continent of Africa, the solution can begin with a connection to electricity.
In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...
The August Summit is an excellent moment in history to change the narrative of U.S. engagement with Africa. But the presence of some notorious ones distracts from this major event.
You've heard this story before. You know that there are millions of people making a living in trash dumps. You know that most youth don't have access to healthy, nutritious food. To safe drinking water. To toilets. You know that most youth don't make it past 30 here.
Most of us are familiar with food banks and soup kitchens, where donated food goes to feed hungry people in the community. Yet we rarely talk about the connection between mental illness and hunger and how access to food can do more than just provide a full stomach.
These days, a soccer World Cup is a multi-billion dollar project, with a number of financial "winners," such as FIFA, and many losers, given the development priorities that are sacrificed to build gleaming stadia. Does this also mean that one can explain a nation's success at the cup largely by money?
Let's step back and do a reality check for a moment, shall we? We like to think we are good at that here in America. So, here's the mea culpa about the U.S. performance at the FIFA 2014 World Cup.
Almost nobody thinks the USA can win the World Cup. And if they were eliminated tomorrow, our American team has already exceeded everybodies' expectations. But what if they did?
In the United States, eight out of every 1,000 children born die before age 5 every year. In Mali, that number is 16 times higher, according to UNICEF. Globally, 6.6 million children -- almost New York City's entire population -- die before they turn 5.
I invite you to see our oceans as a big sea of code with algorithms as its waves and realize that you can hack it.