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Why Can't We Eliminate Gender-Based Violence?

Orrin Tiberi | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Orrin Tiberi

On the 25th of this month the world will recognize an issue that is so pervasive and present that at least 30 percent of the global population is directly affected by or engaged in it: violence against women.

Corruption's Cost to Health in Rural Uganda

Orrin Tiberi | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Orrin Tiberi

Throughout history there have always been dishonest people. It will always be so. As our numbers increase to more than 7 billion people on our planet, we have to find ways to do better.

Culture or Contraception: What Drives High Fertility Rates in Eastern Uganda?

Orrin Tiberi | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Orrin Tiberi

Eastern Uganda is a sight to behold. The gentle tropical hills of Kampala slowly roll themselves out as they move east towards the source of the Nile River, giving way to a forested plain sporadically broken by winding valleys containing emerald green papyrus swamps and lime green rice patties.

Family Support Groups Foster Hope In Uganda

Savannah Russo | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Savannah Russo

Annet Mbabazi is living with HIV, but her 18-month-old son, Pobruce, is HIV-free. I met the mother-baby pair at the health center in Ibanda District, in Southwestern Uganda, where Annet participates in a family support group.

Women in Charge: A Force for Change on the Global Stage

Deborah Derrick | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

As gender-based inequalities continue to pose grave threats to health systems, economies and societies, it's empowering to watch these women fighting for a healthier, more educated and more equal world.

Highways, HIV And Health Care In Uganda

Savannah Russo | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Savannah Russo

The inconvenient truth is that highways that carry the materials and goods we all depend on also transport the high impact diseases that are decimating African communities and economies.

Barbara Bush: The Experience That Sparked My Career Shift Toward Global Service

Barbara Bush | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Barbara Bush

Randomly placed at a table together, three of my co-founders worked to answer the challenge posed to the audience: how to engage young people in global health?

Serving Through Sports: My Universal Language

The Franklin Project | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
The Franklin Project

One year, one life completely changed, sculpted, molded...A year of service on the front lines, yet deep in the heart of an unknown country; full of dense jungle and far more pain, bravery, and grit then I will probably ever know.

Service Corps: Broadening Approaches to Social Justice Issues

The Franklin Project | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
The Franklin Project

Volunteering for Cal Corps, interning at the Peace Corps, becoming an AmeriCorps Bonner Leader, and now serving as a fellow for the Global Health Corps. My enthusiasm has propelled me from one service corps to another.

From Local Health to Global Health: Service at All Levels

The Franklin Project | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
The Franklin Project

My work is just one miniscule piece of the impact our collective efforts have on the world. Education, poverty, food security, homelessness, clean water -- the list of problems our global community faces goes on.

Celebrating Those Who Give Life: Mothers' Day Reflections From Malawi

Hazel Namadingo | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Hazel Namadingo

As you read this article, think of the things that your own mother did, does or is doing for you. Make a mental list; I am sure it's endless and that you will agree with me that there is need for something to be done to help our mothers thrive.

Wouldn't You Prefer Your Bouquet Organic?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Small Business

Further on up the road from delivering potted plants to Winn-Dixie, Robert McLaughlin can now feel proud that he's not only done it his way but also had a positive impact on the floral industry and real people on the farms of Central and South America.

Getting To 2015: Making Prevention Of Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV A Universal Routine Service

Brian Ssennoga | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Brian Ssennoga

700 children still become infected with HIV every day. In 2011, 230,000 children died from AIDS-related illnesses. To get to zero, we need to strengthen our efforts toward the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV.

WATCH: This One-Time Stanford Dropout Will Give You Hope In Young America

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact

When Jonny Dorsey learned that an immigrant friend wouldn't be able to get the best care for an injured wrist, it became the impetus for a career in h...

Forging Partnerships to Improve Global Health

Caitlin Callahan | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Caitlin Callahan

Historically, young women from resource-denied communities have been left out of the international conversation; the few positions of power are often reserved for women from privileged backgrounds. Consequently, the development community has denied the ownership and voice of female leaders, maintaining rather than demolishing the very inequity it strives to eradicate.

Taking Care of the Mothers Who Take Care of Us

Barbara Bush | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Barbara Bush

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg We recognize the work of mothers worldwide who ensure their families receive the vital and necessary care they need to live full and healthy lives. In turn, the global community should offer the support needed to these women.

Honoring Mothers on International Women's Day

Barbara Bush | Posted 03.08.2013 | Impact
Barbara Bush

This International Women's Day, Global Health Corps honors the hard work of our female fellows, staff and supporters as well as the mothers, grandmothers and all of the other women worldwide who ensure their families receive the vital and necessary care they need.

5x5x5: Barbara Bush Talks About Technology's Impact On Global Health

Posted 01.23.2013 | Impact

In partnership with the Social Innovation Summit, we're running a series called 5x5x5 -- 5 Leaders, 5 Sectors, 5 Questions. Five guests from a variety...

Let's Take Action For Global Health

Barbara Bush | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Barbara Bush

Global Health Corps is dedicated to the premise that Health is a Human Right. We bring together diverse young professionals with deep passion and skills from inside and outside the health world to work in yearlong fellowships in Africa and the U.S. on the frontlines in the fight for global health equity.

A Conversation With Laura Bush: "Education Is The Key"

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 07.28.2012 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

"With a really good education, you have a much broader view of the world. Well-educated people can seek help for themselves. They can help others. Educated people can make their own choices about their governments. And certainly for women, an education allows you to understand your rights."

Empowering Leaders, Building Communities And Working Toward Global Health Equity

Barbara Bush | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
Barbara Bush

While our nation is currently facing a tough economic situation, a small fraction of the federal budget goes to global health programs, and they are having a very real impact on communities and saving lives.

Social Innovation Summit Brings Advocators Together

Wendy Diamond | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Wendy Diamond

Together, the social innovation summit serves as a forum for influencers to use technology, innovation, and experience to create social change in many different areas.

Landon Donovan Surprises Student Volunteers, Emphasizes Public Service

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In one of his first public appearances since returning to the United States from South Africa Tuesday Morning, U.S. soccer player and now-household na...