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Global Health Care

What's Working: Health Care Delivery Using Hospital Ships

Catherine Murphy | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Catherine Murphy

Florentine and Raso met in the waiting room the day their toddlers were scheduled to see Mercy Ships' orthopedic team. Their children suffer from the same congenital deformity called clubfoot, which causes the feet to twist at the ankle and curve inward. Both children are about 20 months old, but neither has taken a first step.

The Changes We Wish We Could Make: How To Inspire Personal Behavior Change For A Healthy And Sustainable Future

Karen Manson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Manson

Governments and health care companies are only part of the solution in creating a sustainable and healthier future in a global health care system where 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases and 40 percent of cancers are preventable; personal decisions and responsibility also play a large role.

The Unstoppable Desire for a Good Education

Cris Revaz | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Cris Revaz

A UN group has been asking people in roughly 200 countries to set their own priorities for human development in an online survey called "My World." Overwhelmingly, participants have ranked a good education as their greatest priority, even amongst huge ongoing challenges to eradicate deadly disease, feed the hungry, improve nutrition and provide clean water.

A Future Grows in Rashida's Garden: Nurturing the Development Goal That Matters Most

Kathy Spahn | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

Back in 1988, long before thoughts of Millennium Development Goals, Helen Keller International took a chance on a small idea: could home gardens that produced nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables make a difference in improving nutrition and reducing blindness for families in Bangladesh, a country with one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the world?

Getting to the Bottom: Ending Extreme Poverty Starts with the Ultrapoor

William M. Abrams | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
William M. Abrams

Last year we learned that the world achieved an historic milestone that has changed the lives of more than half a billion people. The World Bank announced that the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing the number of people living in extreme poverty by half has already been met, five years ahead of schedule.

Ending Extreme Poverty: As We Look Forward, We Must Ensure No One is Left Behind

Suzanne Kindervatter | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Kindervatter

Some years ago, I learned an invaluable lesson from a Thai villager about people we often call "the world's poorest and most vulnerable."

Sustainable Solutions are Key to Making Health Care More Accessible

Elizabeth Sheehan | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Sheehan

Across the developing world, health facilities sit vacant - now padlocked and crumbling buildings - while the people who once counted on their services struggle to thrive without them.

And the REAL Award Goes to...

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 03.17.2013 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

It is estimated that every three seconds, a child death is prevented thanks to care provided by a frontline health worker. But many don't have all the support and supplies they need to do their jobs well, and hundreds of thousands more are needed to end preventable deaths.

Surfacing Solutions From the Creative Chaos of Developing Country Healthcare Markets

David de Ferranti | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
David de Ferranti

As chaotic as they are, health markets in developing countries have also become a breeding ground for creative solutions to make quality health services affordable and accessible to the poorest and most vulnerable.

Getting Meds to Sick Kids at the End of the Supply Chain

Joel Lamstein | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Joel Lamstein

For community case management to be truly effective, countries and partners must invest in supply chains so that they can forecast, finance, procure, and deliver life-saving medicines to community health workers.

Mr. and Ms. Gates Go To Washington, Host Roundtable On Global Health Funding

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diane Tucker

The Gateses are visiting our nation's capital to reframe the conversation about global health aid. They said we should spend more time talking about what works and how to measure it.