Preventing new HIV infections among children is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart investment -- stretching each dollar we invest to save as many lives as we can, both today and tomorrow. This is a hopeful moment in global health.
What is the greatest gift we can give a mother this Mother's Day? There are many answers, but one is a healthy life for her and her child. This Mother's Day, let's sharpen our resolve to ensure mothers everywhere have children who are born HIV-free.
By age 23, 1 in 3 youth in the U.S. has been arrested for a non-traffic offense. To those who say that we can't afford to spend money on this now, or that government should stay out of people's lives, I say this: You can't escape 1 in 3.
Most American Jews and Muslims are circumcised for religious reasons, and as many as three quarters of all American males are circumcised medically. Clearly not everyone is listening to circumcision's detractors.
As a nation, even in this recession, we can claim remarkable prosperity relative to the rest of the world. Nowhere is this truer, incidentally, than in the highly profitable private health care industries.
It's been nearly two years since our son's debilitating and excruciating pain in his left foot was first diagnosed as CRPS, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as RSD, Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy.
I recently assisted in a surgical procedure in Kabul on a young boy. The chief surgeon was an Afghan man. I didn't know how he would respond to a woman as our fierce Asian eyes met over surgical masks.
Afghanistan has the third highest under-five mortality rate in the world, with only Angola and Sierra Leone surpassing its abysmal numbers. One in five Afghan children do not reach their fifth birthday.