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Why We Should All Prefer a Polished Man

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 10.07.2015 | Impact
Alessandro Demaio

The Polished Man campaign reached an audience of 58 million in 2014. This year, the group is taking the campaign truly global, launching here in the USA with all local funds raised going to the New York Center for Children.

Short Film, Big Issues -- Up Close With a Social Impact Filmmaker

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Alessandro Demaio

The world is increasingly noisy with important information. In the wake of the new Sustainable Development Goals and as the world looks to new ways to tackle major collective challenges, I examine the role of film in engaging and inspiring populations.

A New Era for Clinton Global Initiative and Founders

Maura Kelly | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Maura Kelly

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) marked its 10th anniversary this September in New York and brought together more than a thousand leaders in phil...

Waiting for the White House Plan on Tuberculosis

Lee Reichman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Lee Reichman

18 cases of XDR-TB have occurred in the U..S since 2008. However, much more common is multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB), a strain very nearly as bad as XDR-TB, with an average global treatment success rate of just 48 percent and requiring a similarly toxic regimen.

Creating Real Change for Women and Children in the World's Poorest Communities Requires Innovative Partnerships

Gopi Gopalakrishnan | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Gopi Gopalakrishnan

In Kenya, one of the countries where my organization, World Health Partners, works, an average of 17 women die every day from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Building a Stronger Civil Society to Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

As the international community comes together at the U.N. General Assembly to set the new global sustainable development agenda, today progress was made toward fulfilling the goal of promoting health and well-being for people in the most challenging environments around the world.

Can You Beat Bill Gates's Score On This Quiz?

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact

This quiz originally appeared on The U.N. aims end poverty by 2030, and the roadmap to get there includes adhering to this set of glob...

4 Reasons Why You Need to Celebrate Our New Global Goals

Lisa Schechtman | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Lisa Schechtman

Saturday, September 26, 2015, is a date that will go down in history. It's the day the world begins a new commitment to eliminating extreme poverty, i...

Women Are Still Dying: Why MDG 5 Still Matters

Aspen New Voices Fellowship | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Aspen New Voices Fellowship

Today Nepal is proud to be one of the few countries to achieve Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 -- one of a series of 15-year global development targets that the United Nations laid out in 2,000 which come due this month.

Make the SDGs Famous

Laurent Huber | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Laurent Huber

Now that the SDGs have been adopted, it's our job to make them known and to hold global leaders accountable for financing and implementing these life-saving global goals.

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.

Why Every Dollar Counts for Global Health

Deborah Derrick | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Every dollar in the 2016 replenishment will count in the Global Fund's efforts to create a healthy environment, which in turn will serve as a building block for so many other improvements to our society.

Bring SDGs to Campus

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 09.22.2015 | Education
Muhammad H. Zaman

SDGs are about a sustainable and inclusive future. It is critical that we include those in this process who will shape and live this future.

Someone You Know Is Probably Malnourished

Lawrence Haddad | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Lawrence Haddad

What is malnutrition? It's all around you. It's your friend's baby who just won't grow properly through lack of the right kind of feeding; it's your exhausted mother who does not have enough vitamins and minerals coursing through her veins; it's your father's high blood pressure.

Childhood Cancer: A New Global Fight

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

Every September, families, caregivers and researchers across the world commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness month by honoring children fighting cancer, celebrating how far we have come, and recognizing how much is left to do.

The Secret Weapon to the World's Problems Is Food

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Alessandro Demaio

I have been struggling with a question: how do we bring all communities together and restart the conversation about our biggest collective challenges? What do climate change, global health and social contract have in common? Through my work as a doctor, epidemiologist and social impact founder, the answer to me has become clear: food.

Education and Health: the Spandrels to Build a Gender Equal World

Graca Machel | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Graca Machel

Education and health. Intertwining education and health can ensure girls can not only survive, but thrive and reach their full potential. Separately, education and health are important for every girl. Linked together, they could change the world.

Progress on Health, but Not Fast Enough

Melinda Gates | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Melinda Gates

By continuing to invest in these and other proven interventions -- especially those aimed at saving newborns during their vulnerable first month -- we can use the next 15 years to cut the child-mortality rate by half again. But let's face it: What we really want for children -- for our own children, for anyone's children -- is not simply to survive, but to thrive.

We're on the Verge of Ending Child and Maternal Deaths -- Everywhere

Suprotik Basu | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Suprotik Basu

While our efforts in the health sector clearly meet the bar of "what's working," we cannot shy away from the most difficult challenges. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa demonstrated how weak health systems, and a lack of community health workers, can devastate economies and place the whole world at risk. We were all grotesquely unprepared and disorganized, and cannot allow this to happen again.

Together, We Can Ensure the Healthy Lives of Mothers and Babies Across the Globe

Mark Shriver | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Mark Shriver

Still, 6.3 million children continue to die each year in their first year of life. That's nearly 17,000 each and every day. Most of these deaths can easily be prevented.

The 2030 Agenda Is a Win for Women and Girls

Dawn Laguens | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Dawn Laguens

Put simply, the 2030 Agenda is a win for women and girls. Now, we need real action to turn its promise into a reality.

The World's New Health Goal Will Need Game-Changing Health Technologies

Lawrence H. Summers | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Lawrence H. Summers

The good news is that we're uniquely poised to achieve dramatic progress toward many of the ambitious targets of SDG3. Right now, we have a once-in-human-history opportunity to achieve what we are calling a "grand convergence" in global health.

5 Lessons From The Mobile Health Program That's Reaching Half A Million Moms

Alice Lin Fabiano | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Alice Lin Fabiano

For many women in South Africa like Lerato, a pregnant woman in Mabopane Township in Pretoria, pregnancy brought questions with answers that weren't always easy to come by. In a country with roughly five nurses and midwives for every 1000 people, help during pregnancy for Lerato and others often came from friends or family, if at all.

The Need for Global Health Education in Medical Training

Pooja Yerramilli | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Pooja Yerramilli

The increasing global burden of chronic diseases presents a unique opportunity to redirect our focus toward health systems strengthening both in LMICs and at home, with the dual purpose of controlling both infectious and non-infectious diseases

'We Were Lucky This Time': How Experts are Battling the Next Ebola

Nisarg Patel | Posted 08.27.2015 | World
Nisarg Patel

We're over 20 months into the Ebola epidemic, and while it has slowed over the last few months, new cases continue to emerge each week. Liberia, declared Ebola-free for over two months, suffered another death from the disease last month, spreading fears of a comeback in the country.