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Above the Keyboard Warriors' Din

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Let us look at a few examples of activists and artists rising above the din of the keyboard warriors to propose useful reforms or tell their stories in ways that help us see differently.

Jimmy Carter Wants To See The Last Guinea Worm Die Before He Does

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.22.2015 | Healthy Living

When former President Jimmy Carter announced Thursday that his cancer had spread to his brain, he also revealed he had some unfinished busin...

President Jimmy Carter's Most Successful Public Health Effort

Alice Achieng | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Alice Achieng

President Jimmy Carter is best known as a former president of the United States. What many may not know is that in addition to his achievement as a Nobel Peace Prize winner, he has also forged immense efforts to fight diseases worldwide.

The World Finally Has Chance To Eliminate These Deadly Diseases

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living

By Alex Whiting LONDON, Feb 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is a little known disease but it could make medical history if scient...

In Africa: Ebola Epidemic Exposes Underlying Cracks in the Health System

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

The outbreak demonstrates the critical need to strengthen health systems overall and dramatically increase the number of health workers, particularly in poor and rural areas where diseases can thrive undetected.

Donors Commit $240 Million To Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact

April 2 (Reuters) - Bill Gates, the World Bank and other donors are stepping up efforts to fight neglected tropical diseases in Africa and other low...

The World's Youngest Country and a Very Old Disease: South Sudan Proves Guinea Worm Can Be Defeated With Return to Peace

Dr. Donald R. Hopkins | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Dr. Donald R. Hopkins

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.

Of Worms and Water: In the Field With the Carter Center

Nancy Farese | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Nancy Farese

I now see images of children nurturing smoky embers for morning fires, of drinking mysterious teas in cramped huts with a tiny, single source of light and fresh air, and of a mother sweaty with fieldwork leaning heavily on a hoe to balance the baby wrapped tightly to her back.

The London Declaration: A Tipping Point For The World's Poor

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

In London today, global health leaders announced an unprecedented commitment to control or eliminate 10 diseases by the end of this decade.

Jimmy Carter Seeks Donors To Help Wipe Out Guinea Worm

AP | Posted 12.05.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is appealing for other donors to join Britain in a multi-million dollar campaign to wipe out guinea worm,...

Guinea Worm Eradicated In Ghana

AP | By FRANCIS KOKUTSE | Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living

ACCRA, Ghana -- Jimmy Carter watched in horror as the inches- (centimeters-) long worm emerged from the breast of a woman in remote northern Ghana. Th...

Teetering on the Brink of Eradicating a Global Disease

Jan Eliasson | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Eliasson

Among the resolutions debated at this week's World Health Assembly in Geneva, is an historic opportunity to finally rid the world of one of its most debilitating diseases: guinea worm.

Watch: Jimmy Carter, Worm Slayer

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

To fight disease is one thing; to fight and win is another. And the Carter Center proves that you don't have to be a former U.S. President to make it happen. Just being a fighter is enough.

Guinea Worm: Second Disease In History To Disappear?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For all of the mind-boggling achievements of modern medicine, only one -- one! -- disease has ever been completely eradicated: smallpox. But now gui...

Jimmy Carter Inches Towards Stunning Accomplishment

AP | MAGGIE FICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

ABUYONG, Sudan (Associated Press) — Lily pads and purple flowers dot one corner of the watering hole. Bright green algae covers another. Two women c...

Small Predators Of Big Prey (PHOTOS)

ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Although we're used to seeing big predators attack smaller prey, nature features us animals that defy this convention. From extremely venomous crea...