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This International Women's Day, Celebrate Our Resilience

Kim Samuel | Posted 03.08.2017 | Women
Kim Samuel

When it comes to women’s empowerment and equality, the past year has given us plenty to think about. On the one hand, we’ve seen sexism’s persis...

Top Global Health Milestones in 2015 (plus an Honorable Mention)

Karl Hofmann | Posted 12.21.2016 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

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 millenn...

Ashley Judd: It's Time to Treat Gender-Based Violence as a Health Issue

Aspen Institute | Posted 09.13.2016 | Impact
Aspen Institute

We know that globally, one in three women will be coerced into sex, beaten, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. In most cases, the perpetrator is someone she knows, such as her husband, boyfriend, or mother-in-law.

CVS Takes a Page From Development Playbook

Karl Hofmann | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

CVS's decision to quit marketing tobacco products is getting lots of well-deserved attention. And, I'd imagine competitors will follow suit. But its ...

World Population Day: 18 Groups Taking Action

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Thursday, July 11th, is World Population Day. The United Nations estimates that global population will swell to 9 billion by the year 2050. Most of t...

Remembering the Forgotten Killer

Mandy Moore | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Mandy Moore

Pneumonia is a disease that often flies under the radar of not just the public but even the global health community. It kills more children under 5 years old every year than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. Yes, read that last line again.

Cameroon: Send a Net, Save a Life

Mandy Moore | Posted 10.02.2011 | World
Mandy Moore

Malaria is responsible for over 40% of deaths in health care facilities across Cameroon. This means that thousands of children -- as well as adults -- in this West African country die each year from an easily preventable disease.

The Challenge of Awareness Campaigns: Kenya and Infidelity

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

PlusNews Global reports on the trouble with evaluating the current campaign in Kenya to stamp out infidelity.

Let Women Deliver For Us All

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Hofmann

This study should drive us to do more: to advocate for necessary policy changes and to push for funding increases for maternal health. We know progress is possible.

Ashley Judd: Please, Population Control is Not the Answer for Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Congo's economy is not undermined by "unregulated fertility" rates. Civil society has been destroyed by decades of war and over a hundred years of exploitation of Congo's wealth by international interests.

Achieving Sustainable Impact at Scale

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Hofmann

I was privileged to participate in the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town this month. More than 800 leaders of business, government, civil society and the NGO world were in attendance.

Can Travel Change the World?

Klara Glowczewska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Klara Glowczewska

I'd never traveled like this before, with this sort of purpose. Many of our readers, it turns out, have already found the same satisfaction.