There are no excuses: The logic is clear and we must respond with strong commitment and decisive action; we must make it happen now.
This past year, the national program reported a 99-percent reduction in cases since 2006. In the history of the campaign, this is the greatest reduction of cases in just seven years and is a demonstration of what South Sudan can do with sustained peace when it puts its mind to it.
It was before dawn at the birth center in coastal Leyte when the storm began. Three women were in labor where midwife Gina practices along with her daughter-in-law and her niece. As Typhoon Haiyan came closer, they could hear the wind howling.
After years of recession and lackluster recovery, somebody has finally stated the obvious: If women were participating in the American economy up to their potential, happy days would be here again.
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.
I got over being petrified at offending someone so I could feed my baby. I got over not wanting to photograph myself breastfeeding. I got over needing to feel shameful for what I needed to do.
Another "R" word that describes Thompson is "raw." Heart-achingly, gut-wrenchingly, poetically raw in every blog post, every Instagram snap, and every RTF activity. Gone are the days of young patients being portrayed as nothing more than cuddly bald statistics.
Harmful cultural practices are still of grave concern for many girls around the world. Let Girls Lead highlights a powerful video by Grace Mwase who is raising her voice to one of the most harmful traditional practices still present in Malawi.
Our health partnership with South Africa is becoming a model for other PEPFAR-supported countries. Like any new concept, there are challenges along the way and important lessons to be learned.
Eat food, actual food, do it with loved ones, and in a state of relaxation. Then determine how research around supplementation can best support the unfolding of an infinitely complex symphony of information exchange between mom and fetus.
There is no question that folks are tired and fed up with this Congress. What is not known to many, is that this past year, significant numbers of Senators and Representatives have powerfully stood up for some of our most hurt, victimized and forgotten girls.
Your "reinvention" is new older motherhood. If you are the only new midlife mother you know (or one of the few), note that others may not understand the turmoil/excitement/changes this new life has brought you.
"I think the biggest thing for me is trying to figure out how I am going to take care of myself and how I am going to set my children up for success."...
When does a country become a country? Is it when the United Nations deems it so, or is it when an 18-year-old hangs a flag on his dorm room wall?
Strange as it sounds, I feel more changed by the trials of infertility than by the transition to parenting -- and that's saying something, with my toddler twin boys turning 2 this month.
As with other health threats, polio doesn't stay neatly with a country's borders. In the case of Nigeria, polio has spread from there to 25 polio-free countries in the past 10 years.
Brittany Merrill Underwood had planned on spending the summer in Europe, but instead found herself in a rural Ugandan village with no running water or electricity. At a time in her life when she could only think about herself, Brittany was inspired by a woman who sacrificed the little she had to care for others.
This week the community of tropical disease experts working in South Sudan is holding its collective breath over recent news of ethnic attacks, a potential for civil war, and the prospect that a public health tragedy could soon emerge in the region.
Thirty minutes a day of reading can determine whether or not a child can read or not read -- and that interaction can determine whether a child will stay in school or not stay in school.
Kabul, Afghanistan is "home" to hundreds of thousands of children who have no home. Many of them live in squalid refugee camps with families that have been displaced by violence and war.