The disease steals 650,000 lives around the world each year, devastating entire communities and undermining opportunities for prosperity and growth -- and disproportionately affecting the African continent.
My experience simplifying a development message was last year during the "Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday" campaign. The rallying cry was easy to understand. No child should die from a preventable disease.
Peace Corps volunteers, in villages and towns across Africa, are complementing the work of global partners. Getting mosquito nets and malaria diagnostics and medicines to those in need is a core focus of PMI.
Kerry's experience in Vietnam, where visceral ideological attitudes prevailed over rational analysis, prompted him to advocate for a more realistic course. Kerry has sought to correct the foreign policy mistakes that led to the fiasco in Indochina, learning to value diplomacy and engagement.
USAID is developing and refining a training package for workers around the world, to help them understand the various languages and cultures that surround local LGBT communities. In many nations the issues that the training brings up have never been discussed openly.
Anthropologist Mark Schuller's new book Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid, and NGOs examines why abundant foreign aid dollars and agencies have not improved the socio-economic status or security of Haiti's people.
As the world waits to see what the upcoming Kenyan elections will bring, we celebrate the tangible progress made by Kiambiu Youth for Peace and Development in reducing politically-charged violence and seeking to heal the wounds of a previously broken community.
On the heels of the Child Survival Summit that took place in Ethiopia at the end of January, India is using its summit to continue the conversation about building a roadmap and strengthen partnerships to end preventable child deaths.
I'm proud to announce that the United States government has signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a new and innovative public-private partnership in Afghanistan with the Aga Khan Foundation.
Valentine's Day is upon us, and those little candy hearts pervasively sugaring the public sphere with the words "Be Mine!" got me thinking recently about the possessive language we use to describe love.
When we saw the new Oxfam campaign, featuring powerful images of community leaders, change makers, and advocates in developing countries, who have used foreign aid investments in their work, we were impressed.
At a time when the perceived turmoil in the Middle East is so easily seen as a disincentive to invest, the smart money must recognize the opportunity before us of a region hungry to build a better future.
Through social media, we can harness crowd-sourced wisdom and rapid diffusion networks to imagine a day in our lifetime where families everywhere can take pride in the accomplishments of their healthy children.
The only message the government should be sending is that it is committed to saving lives and supporting those who are working to bring an end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. That is a moral agenda worth advancing.
For the global fight against HIV/AIDS, the struggle continues to keep Washington's sexual politics from blocking any health workers' mission to uphold the only pledge that matters: their commitment to healing their communities.
Despite billions in aid that were supposed to go to the Haitian people, hundreds of thousands are still homeless, living in shanty tent camps as the effects from the earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010, remain.