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

Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré | Posted 02.27.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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 01.29.2015 | 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...

Best Of British: Irrefutable Reasons To Be Proud Of UK Aid

James Whiting | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics
James Whiting

When Britain is congratulated for doing something extraordinary you want to hear what it is we've done... Mr Gates robustly applauded the UK's historic contributions to global health through its strong commitment to overseas aid. This can be seen with the UK's current response to the Ebola crisis. But he particularly highlighted the UK's remarkable contribution to the huge progress made in tackling malaria - the oldest and deadliest disease - which in the past 15 years has seen child deaths cut in half and over three million young lives saved.

What You Are Not Hearing About Ebola

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

At least 30 experts were unable to attend the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference in New Orleans these past few days, as the ...

#TropMed14 and a Shining Example of How Collaboration Saves Lives

Cameron Conaway | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

As I type I am surrounded by thousands of people working to fight against the myriad diseases that plague mankind. This is the 63rd annual meeting o...

Pick Your Poison

Clare Richardson | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Clare Richardson

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.

Bill Gates: 'Malaria Can Be Eradicated In My Lifetime'

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Philanthropist Bill Gates says he wants to end malaria in his lifetime and will give more money toward that goal, part of his bro...

How the War Against Ebola Will Be Won

Darius Mans | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Darius Mans

ll the calls for more international action are most welcome. But we cannot forget that ultimately it is not the CDC or experimental drug companies that will overcome the disease. It will be Africans who will win this war on the ground.

This 12-Year-Old Invented A Robot That Could Help End Malaria

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

David Cohen understands that mosquitoes aren't just pesky annoyances -- they're global killers, too. That's why the 12-year-old from Dallas invent...

1 In 7 of Us Are Carrying the Malaria Parasite

Cameron Conaway | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

How do we make malaria fashionable? That's the question malariologists, global health professionals, fundraisers and activists have been asking themselves ever since. Clearly numbers alone do not sway public interest.

Meet the 14-Year-Old Who Is Determined to Crush Malaria

Cameron Conaway | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Alessandro Lauria had malaria three times before his 5th birthday. Perhaps just as traumatic is that he had to helplessly watch as his friends suffered from it as well. He was living in Ghana at the time, but the images and experiences seared themselves deep inside him.

Ebola, Malaria and Our Empathy Deficit

Cameron Conaway | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Cameron Conaway

US-based organizations are strapping up and wading through the worst Ebola-stricken areas for the noble sake of ending its devastating impact on humanity. Or is it for the sake of protecting ourselves? Does intent even matter?

Can You Catch It From a Caliph? Ebola, ISIS, and the Politics of Contagion

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Two potent forces power the Ebola and ISIS epidemics that the media are ignoring. They're (1) breakdown of governing authority, and (2) dissolution of "social capital" -- ties of trust and cooperation that empower individuals, families, and others to forge coalitions and tackle common problems at the community level.

Small In Size, Big In Classroom Disruption

Martin Edlund | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Martin Edlund

As kids go back to the classroom across the U.S., mosquitos continue to cause millions of missed school days each year in Africa.