By Dr. Mitchell Besser, Founder, mothers2mothers In 2011, world leaders took on pediatric AIDS, a pandemic that has infected almost five million ch...
The riot explodes at my feet. I scream and tear for any exit, through arms and faces and sweat. With the next pound of my heartbeat, I suddenly understand the fight for life or death. Ah yes. I have seen this before.
Training surgical technicians could be an answer to the problem of surgeon shortages throughout Africa if it is well-implemented and has the support of relevant stakeholders.
At a recent panel hosted by the Aspen Institute Global Health and Development and Health, Medicine, and Society Program, three global health experts said the solution may lie in part in giving Africa a larger leadership role in managing its own battle against Ebola, which causes a viral hemorrhagic fever and for which there is no vaccine.
Old Time Religion is a global scourge. People of good faith, whether they adhere to a mainstream religion, no religion, or humanism, need to stand united against religious fascism in all its guises.
The inconvenient truth is that highways that carry the materials and goods we all depend on also transport the high impact diseases that are decimating African communities and economies.
Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...
Imagine it is pouring rain. You are deep in a village, it is nighttime with no electricity, no phone, and you are miles from a road. These are often the circumstances when Ato Rose, a traditional midwife in Northern Uganda, attends a birth.
Remie's son survived, but has cerebral palsy. His therapies are demanding and expensive. Like his older siblings, he is now motherless. Tragedies like Remie's are a too common occurrence in Uganda. Each day, 17 mothers die from pregnancy or birth-related complications and 106 newborns die.
Emerge poverty free works with the BCHC to help over 700 orphans who have been placed with foster families in Bunia. Years of conflict, between myriad rebel groups, in the resource-rich region have devastated local lives, separating families and destroying livelihoods.
Since January 1, 2013, through my work at the Pollination Project, I've been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world.
At five years old, Eric's tiny body already tells a story of poverty and lost opportunity. He is six inches shorter than he should be for his age. Because he is stunted, experts say his chances of growing up healthy, learning at full potential and getting a job have been greatly diminished.
What happens when a group of accessibility specialists get together? Well, even if you never wondered, let me tell you about a conference I attended recently with a group of like-minded professionals.
What is it like to make a financial investment in an up and coming social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, the Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world.
I didn't know what I was looking for, just that I'd know when I saw it. I wanted something irreplaceable and perfect -- something to remind me of my work with refugees, and of the woman that this dirty, relentless and fulfilling work had made me.
If you stood in the middle of one of our tea plantations at dusk, you would hear the forest come alive. Bird calls, insects buzzing and behind it all, a gentle whomp-whomp of something powerful moving through the brush. That would be our gorilla neighbors enjoying their tea time.