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Davos: An Age-old Resort to Cure 'Bad Breath'

Kari Stoever | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kari Stoever

If the global leaders in Davos don't invest in innovative new tools like TB vaccines, a world without effective antibiotics may be what awaits us. I hope Bono's voice is rested.

Achieving Global Health Equality Within a Generation

Larry Summers | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Larry Summers

If we make the right investments in the health sector today, we could achieve universally low rates of infectious, maternal and child deaths by 2035.

Why the Olympics and Other Mass Gatherings Can Pose Major Global Health Threats

John E. Lange | Posted 03.18.2014 | World
John E. Lange

When hundreds of thousands of people congregate in one place, there can be acute risks to public health and enormous pressure on the public health system. And there may be a significant potential for the gathering to contribute to the international spread of disease.

WATCH: Jimmy Carter Announces Major Disease On The Brink Of Eradication

HuffPost Live | Basel Hamdan and Alexandra Schuster | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

A painful and debilitating disease which dates back to ancient times is on the brink of eradication, former President Jimmy Carter announced on HuffPo...

EXCLUSIVE: President Carter Joins HuffPost Live At 10:15AM

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joins HuffPost Live from The Carter Center in Atlanta to make a major announcement in the field of public health an...

Saving Mothers, Giving Life: New Year, New Results for Maternal Health

Deborah von Zinkernagel | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Deborah von Zinkernagel

As the 2015 deadline for achieving the MDGs approaches, the tremendous strides made through 'Saving Mothers, Giving Life' in just one year give me -- and all those who work with and support PEPFAR -- great hope for our collective ability to improve maternal health.

Reason to Celebrate in the New Year: $12 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria

Deborah Derrick | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

The announcement by President Obama that the U.S. will commit $1 for every $2 matched by other donors worldwide -- up to $5 billion -- was further illustration of this leadership.

The View From the Window

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

Haiti is a tough place to live and be healthy. According to the CIA Factbook, it ranks 34th in maternal mortality and 41st for infant mortality globally. The mothers that make it to a hospital like Belladère and receive care are the lucky ones.

Higher Education, Global Health and the Middle East: An Opportunity for Global Leadership

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Muhammad H. Zaman

The last decade has seen an unprecedented interest and massive growth in higher education in the oil rich Middle East. In particular, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE have invested substantially in creating or attracting higher education institutions from the U.S., Canada and Europe to set up local campuses.

Top 10 Global Health Moments of 2013

Karl Hofmann | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Karl Hofmann

Drug-resistant TB, slowing donor funding, new outbreaks of polio and a devastating typhoon showed how easily progress can stall. Amid these challenges emerged a changing global health landscape.

Our Shared Responsibility in Ending AIDS

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

The theme of this year's World AIDS Day, "Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-free Generation" could not be more timely. It reminds us that we as the United States join countries around the world in this fight against HIV/AIDS and in creating an AIDS-free generation.

A World in Transition: Sharing in the Responsibility for HIV and AIDS

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 01.31.2014 | World
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

We have a lot to celebrate today. And, while our work in HIV and AIDS is not over, we have a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate shared responsibility by making smart transitions, identifying strong, strategic partnerships and leveraging new opportunities that will help countries further their goals and their own responses to their epidemics.

To Be A Man, He Must Take A Stand Against Violence

Pamela Barnes | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

As we recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, it is important to shine a light on the tremendous progress we are making toward ending violence for good.

Giving Thanks for the Chance to Save Millions of Lives

Deborah Derrick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

While it's important to feel gratitude for what we've accomplished, it's precisely because of these advancements that we can't put current efforts on cruise control. We've put ourselves on a course where we can save millions of lives every year through targeted global health investments

Dare to Be 100: Reformulating Global Health

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

The new global health focus has a big agenda to confront, but we are fortunate that the system at last seems to be waking me up to the new reality.

When It Comes to Health and Dignity, There Is Nothing More Powerful Than a Toilet

David Winder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
David Winder

One in three people globally do not have access to a toilet. The lack of sanitation is an acute public health issue with serious consequences -- and not only when disaster strikes.

Pneumonia: The Silent Killer of Children

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

This silence is frustrating as pneumonia is a disease that kills 1.1 million children every year and can be prevented with simple solutions that also protect against related child killers like tuberculosis and diarrhea.

How One Scientist Learned to Tweet and Love to Blog

Impatient Optimists | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Impatient Optimists

Passing this milestone caused me ask myself some questions: Why do I spend time engaging in social media? What do I get out of it? What does it achieve for the women and children in poor communities?

Transparency Is a Two-Way Window

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

While it is important to root out corruption in developing countries it is also worth remembering that by definition transparency should work both ways; that it is equally about holding wealthy nations and aid organizations to account.

Crash Course

Adam C. Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Adam C. Levine

According to the World Health Organization, nearly one in ten deaths worldwide are due to injuries, which now kill more than 5 million people each day -- more than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.

Time for New Revolutions in Global Health Care

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
James Bernstein, MD

Necessity dictated that I learn rapidly, so I was taught by an operating assistant. Using a small generator to provide light and suction, ether for anesthesia and nursing aids, I was able to carry out many life-saving C- sections, often in the dead of night.

A New Partnership to Accelerate Vaccine Research and Development

Impatient Optimists | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Impatient Optimists

Accelerating the development of affordable new vaccines for the developing world is one of the most important factors in reducing child deaths and lif...

We Can't Let Up Against Polio

John E. Lange | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
John E. Lange

World Polio Day, which we recognize on October 24, is a reminder that even though this disease is gone from the United States, it must not be forgotten. Diseases like polio and measles continue to cripple and kill children in other parts of the world.

A Promise Is a Promise

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

In 2011 my organisation the GAVI Alliance held its first ever pledging conference in London, an historic meeting where we committed to help developing countries immunize an additional quarter of a billion children by 2015, and prevent four million future deaths in the process.

Historic Moment in Global Health: Delivering on China's Potential for Combatting a Deadly Disease

Steve Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Steve Davis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has put its stamp of approval on a vaccine that will pave the way to protecting millions of children from a devastating disease called Japanese encephalitis (JE).