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Using Social Connectedness to Unlock Sustainable Development

Kim Samuel | Posted 03.10.2017 | Impact
Kim Samuel

As we pursue the Sustainable Development Goals and work to "end poverty, protect the planet, and promote prosperity for all," let's use the lens of connectedness to focus our efforts--and magnify our chance of success.

'If You Build It, They Will Come': The Survivor Clinic Tackles Sex Trafficking in New York City

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Taina Bien-Aime

Born in Russia and raised in Chicago, Dr. Geynisman founded the Survivor Clinic in July 2013 to serve women who have survived or are surviving gender violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation.

In Order to Become Lasting Partners in Each Other's Health, We Must Become Marathoners

Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown

Tell people you are training for the New York City Marathon and they will be impressed. They might even download a marathon training program app for t...

American Health Worker Declared Free Of Ebola, Released From NIH Facility

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living

(Adds comments from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, April 9 (Reuters) - A U.S....

"We Are Not Leaving": Talking Ebola With Partners in Health's Executive Director Ophelia Dahl

Donna A. Patterson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Donna A. Patterson

The BBC recently quoted Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as saying while she is "very optimistic that Ebola can be beaten" that "there is a danger of the disease coming back." She said Liberia needs "a health system that can work."

Plague Plots: Dispatches from Sinclair Lewis

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.03.2015 | Home
Joseph Cooper

Can a novel's depictions of healthcare workers in a plague-ravaged land inform our thinking about the lives of those who try to save lives?

The View From the Window

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

Haiti is a tough place to live and be healthy. According to the CIA Factbook, it ranks 34th in maternal mortality and 41st for infant mortality globally. The mothers that make it to a hospital like Belladère and receive care are the lucky ones.

Reflections on a Nursing Journey

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

The gift of the nursing profession, and it is a gift, has brought me to faraway places But the less tangible places that I, as a nurse, have traveled, places where there are no postcards or passports, have been the real adventures of my nursing career.

How Shoes Can Do More

Sebastian Fries | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Sebastian Fries

When TOMS first began, our initial intention -- providing shoes to children without them -- was good, but we've since discovered a lot of untapped potential. We found that shoes, when used as a strategic resource, can do more.

All Humans Deserve the Right to Health and Dignity

Amanda Schwartz | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Amanda Schwartz

One Day Without Shoes is the annual day to encourage the world to go without shoes to bring global awareness to children's health and education. It is about walking with dignity and it is about opportunities to improve children's health.

Stronger Together: Nursing Communities

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

It has been my experience that nurses, more than other groups, seek each other out. We travel as a pack whenever possible and see our togetherness as our strength, not our weakness

Feasting on Optimism

Amy Schrier | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Amy Schrier

The solutions to social problems of the future will be born in the minds of optimists.

A Tale of Two Babies

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

Fortunately, I get to see Bowie all the time. She is a healthy, beautiful little girl I can hold in my arms for hours. As I look at her, my thoughts are constantly with Dalitso, across the ocean. I hope she and her mother are healthy.

Rudy's Armor: A Cholera Vaccine in Haiti

Jason Hayes | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Jason Hayes

To Rudy Laurent and his family, cholera seemed to be everywhere. Now, Laurent has a little bit of armor. In his wallet he carries a vaccination card; in his blood he carries two antigens (cell parts that spur our immune system to build antibodies) made in Hyderabad, India.

The World Bank's Chance to Clean Up Its Coal Act

Michael Brune | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

We have an opportunity to make international coal development a relic of the past, and one man is in the unique position to do this: the World Bank's new president, Dr. Jim Yong Kim.

The Power of Accompaniment: In Education, in Health, in Life Journeys

Pam Allyn | Posted 08.05.2012 | Impact
Pam Allyn

With respect for the power of intergenerational sharing, we can all share a love of reading and the power of words to give power to people's own stories.

Why Everyone Should Celebrate Jim Yong Kim's Election as President of the World Bank

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Leslie Gerwin

This is a moment for Americans to recognize what Dr. Kim's work teaches us -- economic health depends upon healthy people and healthy communities.

Breaking Glass Ceiling Against Compassionate Expertise, Obama Taps Jim Yong Kim to Lead World Bank

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.23.2012 | Home
Robert Naiman

President Obama has nominated Jim Yong Kim, a physician who has been a leader of efforts to extend access to health care in poor countries, to lead the World Bank. This is a huge, historic victory for justice.

Effective Service Delivery: Accompaniment

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

For those of you who have heard of Paul Farmer, you can probably imagine him in this scene: he is trudging for miles to visit patients in their homes as they struggle to fight their own health battles.

Give a Wo(man) a Fish... Or a Farm... Or Both

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

As it was explained to us, there are three root causes that lay at the core of malnutrition in the area: a lack of jobs, a lack of education, and lastly, environmental degradation.

All People Are People (Tout Moun Se Moun)

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

It was not long ago when we stood by in distant and utter shock, praying only as we could for the well being of the Haitian people.

Buy a Bar, Save a Life

Lauren Walters | Posted 08.30.2011 | Impact
Lauren Walters

What makes our company different from any other company in the market is that for every bar sold, we give a medically-formulated nutrition pack to a malnourished child in a developing country.

A Field Nurse In Haiti

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"There was no other option, I had to go." Haitian-born nurse Nadia Raymond describes her decision to volunteer in post-quake Haiti as "automatic." O...

Hope for Haiti's Unemployed

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Lin Costa

Great ideas always come out of MIT. This one isn't any different. Konbit is a service that allows anyone to call a phone number in Haiti toll-free a...

Top Ten Private Initiatives in Haiti Supplement Big Players in 2010-11

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

Haiti needs hope -- and so many private initiatives doing so much could do even more -- with your support. There is so much hope for Haiti. Let's fund it.