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Global Health Initiative

The Power of Social Media to Save Lives

Veronique Pittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Veronique Pittman

Thanks to Ushahidi, an open-source platform developed in Kenya, we now have the power at our fingertips to anonymously report violence against women, instances of human trafficking,

Foreign Aid Reform: The Road Ahead

Carol Peasley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carol Peasley

Over the past two years, experts on global development have come to a consensus that the current system for managing U.S. foreign aid is outdated, is ...

Testing Overseas May Explain Big Drop In TB Cases

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — An unexpected big drop in new U.S. tuberculosis cases is probably because of stepped up screening and treatment of immigrants before t...

Why Nutrition Matters

Joel Lamstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joel Lamstein

Today's release of the Obama administration's Feed the Future implementation strategy will confirm what many in the global public health world have kn...

The Future of AIDS: Reasons for Hope

Dr. Seth Berkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Seth Berkley

Recent moves by the Obama Administration coupled with important scientific advances provide reason to be hopeful about the quest for an AIDS vaccine this World AIDS Vaccine Day.

The Other Health Care Debate

Chris Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Collins

If we aim to lead the world toward a more comprehensive approach to global health, we must be willing to fund it. The fiscal year 2011 budget should include increased investments in addressing the deadliest infectious diseases.

Obama's Global Health Initiative: Getting It Right The First Time Around

Serra Sippel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Serra Sippel

The U.S. has a rare opportunity to stem or eradicate some of the world's most common and fatal health threats; however, as with most opportunities, we have a small amount of time to leverage it effectively.

Bill and Melinda Gates To Share "Impatient Optimism" Via Webcast

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Although the U.S. sends billions of dollars to other countries in foreign aid each year, Bill and Melinda Gates understand it's hard to wrap our minds...