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Wear It Well to Wear It Better: Wearable Technology for Social Impact

Blair Palmer | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Blair Palmer

What if wearable technology could mean the difference between life and death in emergency situations where there was no doctor, or could help track vital signs, nutrition and healthcare monitoring for those children who do not have access to regular care?

Anna Almendrala

This Is The Deadliest Industrialized Country For Pregnant Moms

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents

American maternal mortality rates rose over a 20-year period at a rate that places the U.S. in the company of war-torn countries like Afghanistan and ...

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.

Polio Emergency Signals Risk But Also Resolve

John E. Lange | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
John E. Lange

This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) did something it has never done in the history of the global polio eradication effort - it declared polio a "public health emergency of international concern," calling the international spread of polio in 2014 an "extraordinary event."

More 3D for US Foreign Policy: Moving Beyond Soft Diplomacy Through Global Health

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
James Bernstein, MD

With a growing number of American individuals, academic institutions, organizations, and businesses committed to providing needed care around the world, our government must get with the program by supporting and owning the efforts of these global health emissaries and entrepreneurs.

Mothers Helping Mothers

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

On Mother's Day, these women are celebrating mothers around the world who understand the challenges their fellow mothers face and work tirelessly on their behalf to ensure they stay alive, healthy and able to care for their children.

Will 'Milk Life' Go Global? Big Dairy Sets Its Sights on Asia

Mia MacDonald | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Could the U.S. dairy processors' new slogan, "milk life," make it big in Asia? If dairy multinationals like Nestlé and Danone have their way, the answer might be yes.

It's World Immunization Week: Do You Know Where Your Child's Vaccination Card Is?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Ranking among the very best investments we can make in our children, our communities and in future generations, vaccines merit meticulous tracking. They serve as the promise that children will be able to grow up healthy and reach each of the milestones we envision for them.

Forget the Magic Bullets: We Can Save Millions of Lives With Basic First Steps

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

There is still much to do -- millions of lives to save and people to make healthy. Bill Gates believes his beloved downward red line can dip below "well below a million" in his lifetime, and we agree.

Maximizing the Efficacy of Short Term Medical Missions

John M. Zervos | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
John M. Zervos

Establishing local partnerships and obtaining proper governmental approvals are central to improved impact.

The Universal Truths Of Motherhood

Devi Ramachandran Thomas | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Devi Ramachandran Thomas

Describing motherhood properly is like trying to describe Persephone's emergence from Hades and feeling the warmth of the sun's rays for the first time. Motherhood has warmed my heart and tickled my soul in ways I hadn't even imagined, in ways I am still too tongue-tied to describe.

Movers, Shakers, Thinkers, Doers Converge on Former N.C. Mill Town

David J. Olson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

What will happen when they come together with more than 30 other speakers and 300 participants for two days of disrupting, networking and doing?

Three Recommendations to Foster Development in Africa's Health Markets

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
James Bernstein, MD

The huge room for increases in healthcare spending in African economies, coupled with the growth of their middle classes and booming populations, point to explosive potential.

Tackling NCDs Effectively Will Require More Health Workers

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

Access to well-trained health workers when you need them should not be an accident of geography.

The War Against Polio: It's Not Over Yet

Kelsey Davenport | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Kelsey Davenport

What sets Rukhsar apart from other polio victims, however, is that she is the last: the last recorded case of polio in India.

In the Time of Cholera

Adam C. Levine | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Adam C. Levine

Like a host of other diseases that only strike poor people living in poor countries, cholera is not something that people born and raised in wealthy countries spend much time thinking about.

The Best Buys in Global Health: Striking the Effective Balance

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

To have real and lasting impact, we must step back from the intervention level of analysis to understand how we can mold entire ecosystems to better serve the health of broad populations.

Pitching Investors in Global Health: Funding Lessons From Social Entrepreneurs

Cathy Clark | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Cathy Clark

This post is co-authored by Lila Cruikshank. Over the past decade, business models serving the base of the pyramid (BOP) customers have attracted in...

Uganda's Anti-Gay Law and Media Outings Threaten Everyone

Vanessa Kerry | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Kerry

At its most basic level, the recent legislation is a violation of the sovereign principle that healthcare is a human right. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote from jail in 1963 that "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Doing Well by Doing Good

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
James Bernstein, MD

In the absence of hard evidence, decisions about the most effective way to make a difference tend to be made based on the biases and priorities of donors, while the needs of the world's poorest get lost.

Inside the Politics of Breastfeeding Promotion

Shawn Baker | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Shawn Baker

It doesn't make headlines, but every year 800,000 children under five die because of poor breastfeeding practices. Scientific evidence about breastfeeding's extraordinary benefits continues to grow.

CVS Takes a Page From Development Playbook

Karl Hofmann | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

CVS's decision to quit marketing tobacco products is getting lots of well-deserved attention. And, I'd imagine competitors will follow suit. But its ...

"This New Health Plan Forces Us Women to Focus on Our OWN Health"

Suzanne Skees | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Healthy workers not only feel happier, they work more productively to earn higher incomes for their families. Freedom from hunger, an integrated-servi...

Dr. Brundtland's Impact on Global Health; We Must Stay the Course

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Dr. Derek Yach

I recently co-authored a piece in the journal Public Health about my esteemed colleague, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Director-General of the Wor...

35 Leading Tweeters On Family Planning And Reproductive Health

Jennifer James | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Jennifer James

I have decided to share more lists on a variety of global health topics throughout the year. This week I am sharing my go-to Twitter resources for the latest on family planning and reproductive health.