In keeping with previous Global Citizen Festivals, the goal is to celebrate the achievements made toward ending extreme poverty by 2030. But this year, we're working to change the systems that keep people poor.
What -- if anything -- can be done about a situation that forces patients to choose between two undesirable options: risk succumbing to a preventable illness or pay the exorbitant amounts the companies are charging?
They couldn't find anything for the DTaP vaccine or the HIB vaccine. They couldn't find any association with autism. And they couldn't find any risk from giving a lot of vaccines at once; in fact, one study found that getting several vaccines may help protect children against leukemia.
One of the most contagious viral diseases ever known, measles claims the lives of 330 people every day. Tackling this formidable disease takes a unique kind of determination.
One of the most important goals of any parent is to keep their baby healthy and safe. But what if there's something parents didn't know they should be doing? What if it could mean the difference between life and death?
For people living in the poorest countries in Asia, Oceana, Latin America and Africa, a neglected tropical disease (NTD) called hookworm is one of the leading causes of anemia. Today more than 400 million people suffer from hookworm, making it one of the most common conditions among people living in poverty.
For the past 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has been helping promote the best science to help control cancer. In support of that goal, t...
When I read about the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, polio or pertussis, I worry -- and wish that there wasn't so much fear about vaccines.
The world of public health and vaccines got a little dimmer on Wednesday, May 28, when one of our leading lights, Dr. Ciro de Quadros, passed away at the age of 74.
To say this has been a global health accomplishment of epic proportions would not be an overstatement.
Though terrorism is an insidious threat, the biggest risk to Africa's children is disease, which often can be prevented through routine immunization.
Will technology and science that make our species more transhuman be used to create a deeper divide in society for the haves and have-nots?
It's been five years since I began my journey into the field of HIV prevention advocacy. And since the beginning, the metaphor of a "toolbox" or "makeup bag" for HIV prevention has stuck with me.
The real question with AIDS vaccine research is not if, or even when, we'll have an effective vaccine. It's how to achieve it as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The HPV vaccine has the potential to save lives and prevent millions of avoidable cancers and HPV-related conditions in men and women.
A friend on Facebook last weekend posted a provocative meme by Ricky Gervais that said, "Blasphemy: a law to protect an all-powerful, supernatural de...