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Preventable Deaths

Making Every Woman Count

Melinda Gates | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Melinda Gates

How many women die preventable deaths each year? When I first started working on global health and development issues a decade and a half ago, the answer shocked me: "No one knows."

Preventing Malnutrition, One Child at a Time

Nan Dale | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Nan Dale

Long before I joined Action Against Hunger and became fervently committed to ending childhood malnutrition, I had a "nutrition incident." What happened undoubtedly shaped my future approach to the work I do today.

A Promise Renewed: A Great Global Ambition and Every Father's Dream

Anthony Lake | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact
Anthony Lake

What will you be doing this Father's Day? Grilling in the back yard with the family? We often take such simple pleasures for granted. But, elsewhere, millions of fathers around the world will struggle to help their children survive and thrive.

The Health Burden of Being American

D. Brad Wright | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

Until we decide to shift our focus more in the direction of public health activities, or promote policies of complete and total individual responsibility, we will continue to pour ever-increasing gobs of money down the health care drain, and all of us will have to pay the plumber.

Uninsured People Do Die in Their Homes

Ben Townsend | Posted 12.12.2012 | Detroit
Ben Townsend

Now, I'm an Obama supporter. And I don't think very much of Romney's health care proposals. But I would like to comment on his assertion that uninsured people don't die in their homes. Because I happen to know a person who did.

U.S. Still Bad At Preventing Deaths, Despite High Health Care Costs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.30.2012 | Business

Despite spending more on health care than other developed countries, the United States is doing a worse of job of keeping its residents from dying. ...

Is This a Turning Point in Saving the Lives of Children?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

On June 14 and 15, the governments of the U.S., Ethiopia and India, in coordination with UNICEF, will convene leaders from government, international agencies, civil society, the faith community, and academia to chart out "the end of preventable child deaths."

Who Is Don Berwick and Why Do the Republicans Want to Kill His Nomination?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

One of the major accusations against Obama's nominee to head up the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Dr. Donald Berwick, is that he "loves" Britain's National Health Service. Ergo, he loves socialism, ergo he is a Marxist.

A Different Kind of Water Torture

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Sauer

Each day in developing countries more children die unnecessarily from water-related diseases than there are people in my hometown on Long Island, NY.