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Why Every Dollar Counts for Global Health

Deborah Derrick | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Every dollar in the 2016 replenishment will count in the Global Fund's efforts to create a healthy environment, which in turn will serve as a building block for so many other improvements to our society.

Fighting Malaria Is Going to Take More Than Just Nets

Utibe Effiong | Posted 06.06.2016 | 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.

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.

Black Friday Is Weird

Aimee Heckel | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Aimee Heckel

The riot explodes at my feet. I scream and tear for any exit, through arms and faces and sweat. With the next pound of my heartbeat, I suddenly understand the fight for life or death. Ah yes. I have seen this before.

Bill Gates Wants To Launch His Own Version Of Shark Week With The Actual Deadliest Creatures

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact

No, not lions, tigers or bears -- the deadliest creatures on earth are mosquitoes. Bill Gates has been getting the message out on the minuscule ser...

A (Not-So-Nagging) Reminder That Actually Saves Lives

Ray Chambers | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Ray Chambers

Today I've got a story about an amazing effort to save peoples' lives through regular reminders. Nightwatch's goal is to ensure that people in malaria-endemic areas develop the essential habit of sleeping under a mosquito bednet, every night.

A Simple Solution For Haiti

John M. Zervos | Posted 09.04.2013 | Impact
John M. Zervos

During a recent visit to Haiti, I visited homes at internally displaced persons locations throughout Port-au-Prince and noticed a general void of mosq...

A Mother's Excruciating Choice: Protect Her Children From Malaria or Feed Them

Kwenda Paipi | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Kwenda Paipi

While malaria can be prevented by sleeping under an insecticide-treated bed net, for residents of the Mbala area development program, finding money to purchase a bed net is almost impossible.

Going For The Gold On And Off The Court: Athletes Can Inspire Fans To Do More Than Cheer

Ruth Riley | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Ruth Riley

As we celebrate the best in humanity this Olympics, that means giving others the chance to live their dreams. Sports brought us together for London 2012. The action we take next is up to all of us.

Financial Innovation Leads To Net Gain In Malaria Fight

David Bowen | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
David Bowen

When it comes to health in the developing world, timing is everything. A few scant hours can make the difference between a child being successfully treated for malaria and becoming a statistic.

Fighting Malaria Is a Full Time Job

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 04.23.2012 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

April 25 is World Malaria Day. It is a time to celebrate the progress made in the fight against this disease, but it also time to renew our commitment to eradicating the killer of at least 650,000 people worldwide in 2010.

What We Can Learn From Girl Scout Cookies

Buck Goldstein | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Buck Goldstein

How do you scale a social enterprise in a sustainable manner? The unlikely answer to the question is found in Girl Scout cookies, or more specifically, in the scaling strategy used by Girl Scouts nationwide to sell over 200 million boxes annually and generate over $700 million.

Fighting Malaria With Nets

Mandy Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mandy Moore

2011-03-08-mandysmall.jpgTackling malaria in a country like the Central African Republic is a huge uphill battle, and my experiences there have been a have been a healthy dose of reality.

What Would You Do if This Was Your Child?

Vivian Glyck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

One evening two years ago when I was in Uganda, I met a beautiful little girl named Violet at the Bishop Asili Hospital. A lab test had diagnosed her with malaria.

What is the Cause for Africa's $12 Billion Annual Loss?

Vivian Glyck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

I was recently asked the question of why Africa has one of the highest rates of malaria-related deaths. That is when I realized sometimes I take for granted the education I have received through my work in Uganda.

Send a Net and Save a Life

Mandy Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mandy Moore

This year I'm rethinking my holiday shopping list. I recently traveled to the Central African Republic, where the UN has identified an urgent need for mosquito nets. My experience was life-changing, and the people from my trip are always on my mind.

Tanzanian Artists Come Together For 'Zinduka!' Malaria No More Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Over a dozen of Tanzania's brightest stars have come together for the Zinduka! Malaria Haikubaliki campaign to raise awareness about malaria and the u...

$6.7 Billion Per Month In Afghanistan: Other Ways We Could Spend That Money

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

U.S. spending on the war in Afghanistan has now exceeded the cost of the war in Iraq for the first time since 2003. According to USA Today, we now spe...

What a Difference a Tweet Makes

Scott Case | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Scott Case

Last April, Ashton Kutcher made history when he challenged CNN to a race to a million followers on Twitter and won. The real winners of the Twitter race? Families in Africa.

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.

Malaria Kills Almost 1M A Year: Special Report On Fighting The Disease

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

If you've ever traveled to a malarial region you know the sound: the ominous buzz of a blood-sucking mosquito that may, or may not, be carrying a dead...

Pakistan Malaria Emergency Imminent: UN

Huffington Post Contributor | Dan Carucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Dan Carucci I Huffington Post Contributor On top of dealing with drones, a Taliban insurgency, and a government crackdown on that insurgency, the mor...

Tackling Malaria: Making Headway Against a Killer

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Hofmann

Under the Rwandan government's leadership, we threw every possible malaria intervention at the disease -- nets, drugs, household spraying and local capacity-building -- and we did it faster than ever.

Finding the Best Value for Dollar in Global Health

Natasha F. Bilimoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Natasha F. Bilimoria

Countries that have a strategy and an implementation plan for improving health are the ones best equipped to use funding assistance.

Health of Nations

Edward J. Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edward J. Murray

Societies with the resources sufficient to create sound public health systems can survive and thrive. Societies lacking those resources risk catastrophic assaults on health, which can result in their total annihilation.