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The World Is Getting Better -- People Need to Know That If We Want More Progressive Change

Keith Gaby | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Keith Gaby

Making progressive change isn't easy. It requires activism, sound political strategy, and endurance. But we also need something less tangible: faith that the future can be better than the present.

Summiting Kilimanjaro to See the End of NTDs

Kathy Spahn | Posted 06.11.2016 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

I have never been one to shy away from a challenge. Whether taking the train into New York City by myself as a young teen to attend dance classes with Alvin Ailey, or deciding at the age of 40 to abandon a career in the arts to get involved in the HIV/AIDS crisis, or, just ten years ago, taking the helm of one of the oldest NGOs in the U.S.

Experts: Putting Neglected Diseases On The Table Could End World Hunger

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact

By Alex Whiting LONDON, Feb 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Attempts to end global hunger and improve education are being hampered b...

Donors Commit $240 Million To Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact

April 2 (Reuters) - Bill Gates, the World Bank and other donors are stepping up efforts to fight neglected tropical diseases in Africa and other low...

The Evolving Role of the Private Sector in Global Health

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 01.10.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

With such complexity, are all partners equally influential in public-private partnerships? And who holds the private sector accountable?

How We Can Eliminate 7 Neglected Diseases That Affect World's Poorest By 2020

Neeraj Mistry, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Neeraj Mistry, M.D.

We're at risk of failing the poorest nations if we don't step up our efforts to address a health concern that's connected to the success of nearly every important socio-economic development milestone. I'm talking about neglected tropical diseases.

Inspiring a Generation of Women to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2012 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

It's not easy to introduce neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, to first time audiences. The truth is they may be the most important diseases of girls and women you have never heard of.

The London Declaration: A Tipping Point For The World's Poor

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

In London today, global health leaders announced an unprecedented commitment to control or eliminate 10 diseases by the end of this decade.

When Aid Works: RIP, Rene Le Berre

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

"René Le Berre, a French entomologist who helped inspire an international campaign that saved millions of West Africans from the parasitic disease ri...

African Obesity An Underestimated "Silent Killer"

Huffington Post/Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A troubling paradox reported out of Africa presents a new "silent killer" to join the ranks of HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, malaria, and river blindness: o...