Thanks to the ongoing support of organizations like the Segal Family Foundation, Soft Power Health can continue to provide quality inexpensive healthcare and health education to those who need it most.
Innovation comes in many forms, from brilliant technology breakthroughs in Silicon Valley to less flashy advances like a simpler way to deliver essential products. In many cases, even a low-tech innovation can improve health care in a life-changing way. All you need is a new perspective on an old problem.
Outside of the strange and insular world of extreme right-wing politics, most folks generally recognize the hazards of climate change: deadly heat waves, droughts, more frequent and more severe cyclones, floods, wildfires, catastrophic loss of marine life, and shifts in agricultural productivity.
I don't always keep my promises. I'm subconsciously biased in a hundred and one ways. I'm lacking in conscientiousness. But at least when it comes to global poverty, I will not, I cannot, just stand by.
This past September, as I joined fellow leaders and global citizens at the UN, I was confronted by a brave fellow Kenyan. He challenged his leaders to make HIV treatment available to all who need it and to address the stigma too many people living with the disease face every day of their lives.
Globally, 2015 will be viewed as a turning point for international development. In September, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly to adopt a set of updated targets -- the Sustainable Development Goals -- to guide development efforts over the next 15 years.
Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.
What you need to know before planning that bucket-list trip to Southern Africa's Botswana and Zimbabwe.
As this year closes, it offers an opportunity to reflect on how far we've come and the work yet to be done. Global health gains in the third mille...
Of course, we cannot prevent the emergence of another Ebola-like virus. But we can prepare for it. This is not only the right thing to do, it also makes the best financial sense.
An estimated 438,000 people will die of malaria this year, versus about 13,000 who will die of Ebola. As health leaders -- including many of us here at WHO -- rightfully debate how to prepare for the next health crisis that may emerge, we should take pains to ensure that we continue to make progress against the diseases we already know much about.
In one unique area of foreign policy -- the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief -- the United States has shown that Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives can work together, save lives and enhance our security -- all by doing good.
Mosquitoes and the malaria parasite do not respect borders. Despite tremendous progress in halving malaria deaths in the last decade, this preventable and treatable disease kills approximately 450,000 people a year.
by Leo Braack, University of Pretoria This article is part of a series on malaria. You can read the rest of the series here. 1. Not all mosquitoes b...
At least every seven years or so, and predictable many months in advance, our planet pushes the reset button on our oceans and atmosphere. The big event begins in the South China Sea and quickly spreads to encircle our planet. Few living things are spared its influence.
Children who live in the world's poorest regions are most likely to be deprived educational opportunities. In the developing world, children from the poorest households are four times less likely to be enrolled in school than those from the richest.