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Long Before Earthquake Destruction in Haiti, A Drinking Water Crisis

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

As the rebuilding of Haiti gets underway, billions of dollars are going to be spent. Some of those dollars, perhaps a billion or more, should be dedicated to cleaning up the country's drinking water.

Malaira Is The Cause Of 2010, Declares Matthew Bishop And Malaria No More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Though Haiti is eating up the headlines in the world of philanthropy, Matthew Bishop of Philanthrocapitalism predicted that the World Cup in South Afr...

'Coming Together As One' Campaign Encourages Youth To Fight Poverty

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Young stars Hayden Panettiere, John Cho, Corbin Bleu, Leighton Meester and others have joined to encourage college students to join their camp...

250,000 Children Killed Next Year Due To Climate Change

Telegraph | Louise Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a new report Save the Children claims that climate change is the biggest global health threat to children in the 21st century[.]...

New Hope in Africa to End Malaria

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Bridgeland

Earlier this year, President Obama went to Africa and issued this simple statement: "Africa's future is up to Africans." He highlighted the power of Christians and Muslims in Nigeria working side-by-side to end malaria.

Molly Sims Stands 'United Against Malaria'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Cause Celeb highlights a celebrity's work on behalf of a specific cause. This week, we speak with model and actress Molly Sims about her involvement w...

The Deadliest Animals...Which Scares You Most? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We love to think of ourselves as kings and queens of the jungle, but there are many dangerous and deadly animals out there who kill humans -- intentio...

Chewing Gum Could Detect Malaria | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Using a recent grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Andrew Fung and his colleagues at the University of California, Los Angeles are devel...

The Scariest Bite (Hint: It's Not from a Vampire)

Scott Case | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Scott Case

Malaria isn't trendy, it isn't sexy, and it isn't on the cover of every magazine this week. But, in comparison with even the most villainous vampire in the "Twilight Saga", malaria wins one contest: it's definitely scarier.

One Step Closer to Universal AIDS Prevention and Care

Susan Smith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Smith Ellis

It can cost as little as 40 cents a day to provide ARV treatment to an individual in Africa and just $26 to provide the medicine to help prevent the transmission of HIV from a mother to her child.

News Flash From Bjorn Lomborg and the WSJ: We Should Help Poor People

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Who said that tackling climate change is separate from helping the poorest among us? The issues are all integrally related and the poorest are being hit hardest by climate changes already.

Africa's Seat at the Table

President Abdoulaye Wade | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
President Abdoulaye Wade

Battling global warming, the economic crisis, food and energy shortages, and AIDS and malaria requires co-partners, not post-colonial relationships.

Lessons In Falling: Growing Up In Malawi Prison

Mia Kirshner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mia Kirshner

I Live Here has found its voice through what I have learned in Malawi. We found our voice through mistakes, which I am sure we will continue to make and hopefully learn from.

Encouraging Indicators in the Fight Against Malaria

Ray Chambers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Chambers

Thanks to unprecedented levels of funding and extraordinary collaboration among partners, the malaria community has achieved remarkable progress.

Gates Says Too Many Kids' Deaths Are Preventable

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katherine Gustafson

2.2 million kids under the age of 5 die every year from diarrheal diseases. The vast majority of these deaths could be prevented with basic hygiene, water quality improvements and sanitation.

From Chewing Gum To Chocolate: 76 Innovations To Improve Global Health Backed By Gates Foundation | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding 76 projects using innovative ideas from chewing gum to chocolate to improve global health, and that of ...

New Momentum on Malaria

Richard Chin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Richard Chin

Synthetic biology is a brand new area of biotechnology. The goal is to use genetic engineering technology to build brand new biological machines and processes de novo. It's an area that has tremendous potential.

Health Centers: One of the Keys to Eradicating Poverty

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Ruxin

Located at the epicenter of Rwanda's genocide, Ngeruka is a rural community that faces an array of health problems compounded by the fact that there is merely one small four-room health post servicing the entire community.

The Unnoticed War Where Millions of Children's Lives are at Stake

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Nobody knows why Cambodia's malaria parasites are such buffed-up hyper-Darwinian winners. Some scientists think it's because the treatments have been used there so long that the parasites have a head-start.

U.S. Military Says We Need Action on Climate Now or We Will "Pay Later"

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The U.S. military, intelligence and diplomatic communities are to be commended for their forward-leaning approach to viewing global warming as a national security threat.

The Horrifying Hidden Story Behind Drug Company Profits

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Johann Hari

Far from being a font of innovation, the drug market has become stagnant. Companies squander a fortune developing "me-too" drugs so they can take out a new patent and receive another avalanche of profits.

The Origin of Malaria: Discovered

Nathan Wolfe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Wolfe

Today, me and my colleagues from Cameroon, Germany and the United States announced our discovery of the origin of malaria.

Indian-American Med Student on Malaria and Poverty in Nigeria

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I had to help cut off patients clothes, try to secure IV lines, and patch their burns all while trying to stomach the constant screams and the distinct fragrance of burnt flesh.

In Response to Liya Kebede: Our Responsiblity to Improving Maternal Health

Ray Chambers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Chambers

For HIV, women account for 60 percent of the disease in sub-Saharan Africa and transmission from mothers to newborns is a significant, yet solvable problem.

The Most Common Disease You've Never Heard Of

Randall Amster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Amster

G6PD is an essential enzyme that is lacking in people with this widespread genetic disorder, and its absence leads to a condition that is closely related to other forms of anemia.