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Global Health

Partnerships and Industry Dedication Continue in the Global Fight Against AIDS

John J. Castellani | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
John J. Castellani

The determination to research and develop medicines to fight HIV/AIDS has contributed greatly to the steady decrease in AIDS-related deaths worldwide, from the peak of 2.1 million in 2004 to an estimated 1.8 million in 2009.

Making AIDS History: Achieving an HIV-Free Generation

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Of great concern right now is that the remarkable progress toward ending AIDS that has been made over the past decades is being threatened by a decline in resources and the threat of budget cuts to support HIV research and services worldwide.

Talking Global Health Is Talking Jobs

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

As the campaigns start looking to win over every vote in the pivotal swing states, it may be worth examining more closely the local links between global health and jobs, and the opportunity to tap into an issue that could energize university students.

HOPE After the Earthquake: Learning to Walk Again

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

The film below tells the story of HOPE volunteer and NYC-based physical therapist Claude Hillel. Claude left New York and traveled to Haiti where he would change countless lives for the better amid unimaginable destruction.

Zach Carter

Obama's Global Health Policy Undercuts Reform At Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A few hours after the Supreme Court upheld his signature health care legislation last week, President Barack Obama approached a White Ho...

Finding Common Ground to Save the Lives of Women and Child and Create Happy, Healthy Families

Ambassador Mark R. Dybul | Posted 09.08.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Mark R. Dybul

Providing women and their families with access to an array of effective, evidence-based programs allows them to select the approach that meets their needs and belief systems, is the best strategy to ensure the most lives are saved and families are lifted up.

The U.S. Global Health Initiative and Diplomacy

Serra Sippel | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Serra Sippel

Full and sustained implementation of GHI's principles is the best way to ensure that U.S. global health programs make a real, measurable difference in the lives of those served by U.S. foreign assistance, and that U.S. dollars are spent effectively.

Ethiopia: Tragedy We Can Prevent

Hudda Ibrahim | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Hudda Ibrahim

Women in Segag must be educated in order to prevent tragedies like the one that ripped my family apart and left me to spend my childhood without the physical caring and emotional connection of a loving mother.

Is This a Turning Point in Saving the Lives of Children?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

On June 14 and 15, the governments of the U.S., Ethiopia and India, in coordination with UNICEF, will convene leaders from government, international agencies, civil society, the faith community, and academia to chart out "the end of preventable child deaths."

Global Motherhood: Saving Children's Lives -- What's New And What You Can Do

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Every year, more than 3 million babies die before they turn one month old. That number is dropping, but not nearly as fast as more successful efforts to end deaths to older children and mothers. That's because global health efforts haven't quite caught up with what we now know works to save newborn babies.

Protecting Mothers and Children From HIV: A Call to Action

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

Preventing new HIV infections among children is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart investment -- stretching each dollar we invest to save as many lives as we can, both today and tomorrow. This is a hopeful moment in global health.

The Power Of Educating Girls

Robert Gallucci | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Robert Gallucci

For those of us committed to addressing global poverty, improving education for girls may be the closest thing to a silver bullet.

Zach Carter

Obama's Trade Position Panned By U.N. For Protecting High Drug Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two major United Nations organizations warned world leaders on Thursday to avoid restrictive free trade agreements that may threaten pub...

Building American Support for Global Health Spending

Tom Murphy | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

The reality of foreign aid spending is vastly different than its perception. Despite representing a small sliver of the federal budget, foreign aid does a lot of good.

What Does The American Public Know About Aid?

Amie Newman | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Amie Newman

It's critical that our news media cover these issues in a way that touches people, and helps people to understand exactly what's happening in the countries, cities, villages, towns, health centers and homes of people around the world.

Dear G8: Be Bold And Inclusive In Tackling Hunger

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 07.19.2012 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

As an amateur climber for 20 years, I learned that to scale daunting cliffs and ice, two core attributes are required -- courage and teamwork. You probably feel like you have been climbing your own mountain after two days of G8 talks at Camp David

The Unsung Heroes of African Health Systems

Lisa Meadowcroft | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Lisa Meadowcroft

Frontline health workers are really the backbone of effective health systems in developing countries. These workers are members of the community who live in the communities they serve and understand the needs as well as the barriers to achieving optimal health.

Access to Technology Saves Lives

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Kolleen Bouchane

More people die from TB today than ever before -- 1.4 million people each year, according to the World Health Organization. Part of the reason is that TB is still diagnosed in most parts of the world using a method invented in the late 19th century.

We Need To Work Harder To Save 2.6 Million Children A Year From Nutrition-Related Deaths

Carole Presern | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Carole Presern

We hope G8 leaders commit to action and investment to improve nutrition for mothers and children during the critical 1,000 days from pregnancy to age 2, when nutrition can have a lifelong impact on a child's future in terms of both health and development.

PEPFAR Is Worth It: Ezekiel Emanuel Is Wrong on AIDS Funding

Anand Reddi | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Anand Reddi

The idea that differing global health initiatives must compete with each other lacks not only ethical legitimacy but also scientific merit.

Award-Winning Director Joshua Seftel Tells Dr. Dana Braner's Amazing 'Journey' of HOPE

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

HOPE on Film is a series of short films that follow the lifesaving work of Project HOPE volunteers around the world.

How We Can Eliminate 7 Neglected Diseases That Affect World's Poorest By 2020

Neeraj Mistry, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Neeraj Mistry, M.D.

We're at risk of failing the poorest nations if we don't step up our efforts to address a health concern that's connected to the success of nearly every important socio-economic development milestone. I'm talking about neglected tropical diseases.

An Infinite Vision: The Story of Aravind Eye Hospital

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Jayaseelan Naidoo

I pay $1 to have an eye test. I can come two more times in the next three months and I will not be charged. I first do a glaucoma test, and then I am ...

Dear G8: We Can Be Hunger Free

Adam_Taylor | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home
Adam_Taylor

The situation in Niger reflects a harsh reality for many women and newborns around the world. According to UNICEF, every minute a woman somewhere in the world dies either from childbirth or from the complications that follow.

Giving Mothers a Very Special Gift

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

What is the greatest gift we can give a mother this Mother's Day? There are many answers, but one is a healthy life for her and her child. This Mother's Day, let's sharpen our resolve to ensure mothers everywhere have children who are born HIV-free.