Combating malaria is a tricky tradeoff in Mozambique. The mosquito-born illness is the leading killer of children, and the CDC-supported ministry of health is aiming to change that with a door-to-door campaign to spray the insides of homes with repellant.
These are major steps in the process of reform. Pakistan's sizable youth population could be the nation's greatest asset -- or its biggest liability. It is in all of our best interests to make sure they get the education they need to make the right choices.
We can't effectively address the complex causes of childhood obesity without fresh approaches and new models for working together to find sustainable solutions.
In many regions of the world, her female gender would be one of the most important determinants of her health and the health of her family.
Despite being primary care givers, girls typically have less education and even lesser access to scientifically based information.
Mercy's parents are farmers who struggle to make ends meet. The eldest of six siblings, Mercy often went to bed hungry because the youngest had to eat first. She began the relationship hoping to ease the financial strains on her family. But instead, Mercy became pregnant.
As gender-based inequalities continue to pose grave threats to health systems, economies and societies, it's empowering to watch these women fighting for a healthier, more educated and more equal world.
Thanks to the efforts of multiple organizations, public knowledge of the disease, which affects 1 in 8 American women, is at a high. The same cannot be said about the disease worldwide, a topic which receives significantly less attention.
With the World Economic Forum's (WEF) new release of the 9th edition of the Global Gender Gap Index, the world has more hard data than ever before to support the claim that investing in girls and women is a win for everyone.
Malala not only is sharing a cause she would die for ... she is spearheading a movement that has already came close to claiming her life, but keeps moving full speed ahead. May we all find a cause so dear to us, that we continue self-assured, despite all obstacles.
Child marriage in Tanzania limits girls' access to education and exposes them to serious harms. We documented cases in which girls as young as 7 were married. The government should set 18 as the minimum marriage age for girls and boys as a first step toward eradicating child marriage and improving the lives of girls and women.
An award-winning Iraqi lawyer and activist for women's rights from Sadr City in Baghdad, Suaad Allami founded the NGO "Women for Progress" in 2007. She gives us a glimpse at how thousands of Iraqi women and girls are coping...
From something very bad, Malala is making something amazingly good. The recognition has helped expand the reach of her message. Malala's resilience inspires us all to support the struggle against brutality and ignorance. She represents hope for millions of people.
If we have breakfast being served after the bell rings, NYC will go from worst to first.
Recent years have seen great public health successes for women, such as the halving of deaths from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. But these gains are threatened by breast cancer.
Amid a calendar jammed with scores of so-called awareness days, World Polio Day -- observed on October 24 -- is among the most significant and important of this year.
There is great momentum in Kenya to end the terrible tragedy of women, infants and children dying needlessly. The First Lady of Kenya has kicked the ball towards ending maternal deaths and now the Governors must ensure that it is pushed through the goal posts.
The International Day of the Girl Child is on a par with the worthy treaties some world leaders sign and then fail to implement. 190 governments have ratified the Convention on the Rights of Children.
These simple recommendations to eat a plant-based diet, be physically active each day, and avoid alcohol can help our girls avoid breast cancer in later life.
Just imagine if we, speaking from the western world, go to bed hungry only for one or two nights. Would we be able to be as effective and as productive at work as always?