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The Secret to Making Yourself Happier? Give Your Money Away

Andreas Mogensen | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Andreas Mogensen

Giving our money to help others can be a source of personal satisfaction that outweighs whatever minor frustrations we might experience from having less money to spend on ourselves.

Fighting Malaria Is Going to Take More Than Just Nets

Utibe Effiong | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Utibe Effiong

In January, the New York Times highlighted how insecticide treated nets meant to protect people from mosquitoes and malaria are now being used to haul fish in Africa. Among those using these nets to catch fish, hunger today is a bigger risk than malaria tomorrow.

Looking Ahead for Global Health

Michael Møller | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Michael Møller

The World Health Organization estimates that around 198 million people contract malaria, and that over half a million die every year. If we take a step back and digest these numbers, we are looking at over 1,000 people dying every day, most of them children. In fact, the WHO says that every minute a child dies from malaria. How is this acceptable?

Malaria Vaccine Isn't 'Perfect' But Will Help Save Children's Lives

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 04.30.2015 | Impact

LONDON (AP) — The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn't work very we...

Together We Can Eradicate Malaria

Hauke Hillebrandt | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Hauke Hillebrandt

With the passing of World Malaria Day on Saturday, it's a good time to reflect on the spread of malaria and what can be done about it.

1,200 Kids Die From Malaria A Day. Low-Cost Preventative Treatments Could Change That

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact

Every day, 1,200 children succumb to malaria, deaths that could easily be prevented with effective and low-cost interventions. Saturday marks World...

Authentic Giving: That Moment When Your Child Gets Inspired

Cooper David Aaker Smith | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Cooper David Aaker Smith

Anyone - from a 12-year-old to a CEO - can make a difference in this world.

New LED Lights Could Play Huge Role In Ending Malaria

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact

Researchers have pinpointed a potentially impactful weapon in the fight against malaria: LED light. The deadly disease killed an estimated 584,000 ...

United Methodist Church Raises Millions In Small Donations To Fight Malaria

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Religion

The United Methodist Church gave $9.6 million on Wednesday to the Global Fund, a health-focused nonprofit based in Geneva, to help the group fight mal...

The #1 Killer Of Pregnant Women Can Be Stopped For $6

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact

For the sake of pregnant women the world over, here are five facts you ought to know. 1) The world's single greatest killer of pregnant women is ma...

We Can Defeat Malaria

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

Where women and families live should not determine if they live -- this is the philosophy driving Jhpiego's work in 14 countries to defeat malaria, a disease that impacts millions primarily in low-income countries.

How Mosquito Sex Is Helping Scientists Fight Malaria

www.economist.com | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact

SMACK! You’ve managed violently to halt a mosquito snacking on your blood. But how likely is it that the departed beastie was the kind that transmit...

The United States and Malaria: A Long History of Smart Investments That Benefit All

Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré

For the first time, some African nations are on the way to eliminating malaria, and fewer people on the continent are being infected than ever before. This means healthier children, more vibrant economies and stronger, less burdened health systems.

Health Cooperation Among Faiths

Aamir Hussain | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

Whether we acknowledge it or not, our health is a part of who we are. Being healthy is not limited to our physical body, but also our emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being.

Hungry Residents Often Forced To Use Malaria Nets For Fishing In Many African Nations

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact

Billionaire Bill Gates is confident malaria will be eradicated in his lifetime. And reputable aid organizations continue to pat themselves on the back...

Education, Follow-up Helps Prevent Bed Net Misuse

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
Rev. Larry Hollon

Bed nets intended to prevent malaria are used in fishing communities in Zambia to fish for food, which is sold in the local market, according to a report in the New York Times.

Global Innovation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our daily givers are honored to support this week.

Why A Massive Drop In Reported Malaria Cases Is Not Good News

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living

GUECKEDOU, Guinea (AP) — West Africa's fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is...

The World Health Organization's Annual World Malaria Report

Martin Edlund | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
Martin Edlund

The holidays came early this year for the global health community, with news that malaria deaths globally are at an all-time low. According to the World Health Organization's annual World Malaria Report, mortality rates from the disease have fallen dramatically to 584,000 annually -- including a 58 percent decline in child deaths in Africa.

Drug-Resistant Malaria Could Be The World's Next Health Crisis

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living

By Astrid Zweynert MIN SAW, Myanmar, Dec 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ka Lar Nar caught malaria for the sixth time when he was wo...

Combatting Ebola and Infectious Disease Long-Term

Linda P. Fried | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Linda P. Fried

It may seem premature to address our capacity to deal with these challenges long-term when the immediate needs in West Africa are so great, but the long-term action may be needed sooner than we think and the short-term solutions could well be the first bricks in the that foundation.

Worldwide Deaths From Malaria Drop By Nearly Half

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living

* Sharp fall in malaria deaths worldwide in 2000-2013 -WHO * Ebola-stricken countries vulnerable to malaria resurgence *...

How Merkel's Austerity Plans Are Making Half Of Europe Sick – And The Way Out

Huffington Post Germany | Sebastian Christ | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

There's nothing Germans love quite like spending less. Incredibly wealthy billionaires like IKEA's founder, Ingvar Kamprad, or Theo Albrecht, founder...

2 Girls Who Want to Fight Malaria With Code

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

"Connect the Dots" is an electronic reporting-tool that enables near real-time monitoring of essential stocks and data on certain notifiable or outbreak diseases, starting with Malaria initiative.

Lynne Peeples

Ebola's True Toll Is Still Untallied As Another Deadly Fever Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green

Dr. Ross Donaldson recalls traveling around the Sierra Leone city of Kenema a decade ago, "telling people not to eat rats." The multimammate rat, w...