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The Road to Resilience

Amy Spies | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amy Spies

"Why {are} some people...able to survive the worst and others aren't?" CNN's Anderson Cooper wondered after Cleveland kidnap victim Michelle Knight bravely confronted her adductor Ariel Castro in court.

Finding An Invisible People

Timothy P. Shriver | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Timothy P. Shriver

People with intellectual disabilities constitute a hidden population -- 200 million strong worldwide -- that routinely battles chronic diseases at far greater rates than others and tragically dies years younger as a result. Yet they remain invisible, not only to mainstream health systems, but also to the fail-safes put in place specifically to help those in need.

As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.17.2012 | Home
The Center for Public Integrity

By Sasha ChavkinThe Center for Public IntegritySANDAMALGAMA, Sri Lanka -- In this tiny Sri Lankan village, rice farmer Wimal Rajaratna sits cross-legg...

An American Doctor Packing Scrubs for Afghanistan

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Seema Jilani

After many experiences in global health in Lebanon, Egypt, Israel and Palestine, and the Balkans, I am older, but only mildly wiser. I am now plunging head first into a medical trip to Afghanistan working with CURE International.

The Lesson We Refuse to Learn: Restrictive Abortion Policies Do Not Work

Haydee Morales | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Haydee Morales

Last week, the activist group Centro Las Libres drew attention to six women serving 25 to 30 year prison sentences in Mexico. All six were convicted of homicide. The reason? All six, in some form, terminated a pregnancy.

HIV Vaccine: No Silver Bullet Yet

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Klatsky

Multiple news agencies reported that a trial vaccine reduced the risk of HIV infection by 30 percent. While I am encouraged by the results, we have yet to find a silver bullet.

The World Is Moving Forward Without Us

Dr. Seth Berkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Seth Berkley

Advance Market Commitment (AMC) is a new market-based financing mechanism that accelerates the delivery of life-saving vaccines for children worldwide.