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Opportunity Knocks Twice: New Tools Could Control the HIV Epidemic

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 09.02.2011 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

The American people have led the fight against global HIV for nearly a decade. Africans will know who we are as a people and what we stand for if we continue to stand with them.

Urging World Leaders at Davos to Focus on the Crisis of Chronic Diseases

Nalini Saligram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nalini Saligram

For far too long, global health attention has focused on diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria and must go beyond them to far more common life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Mind the World Health Gap

Craig L. Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig L. Katz, M.D.

The Obama administration's Global Health Initiative turns a blind eye to the enormous burden that mental health places on all populations. But it may not be too late to allocate funds within the GHI for this purpose.

Sex Workers Take Cow Steroids To Plump Up In Bangladesh

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Young female prostitutes in Bangladesh have taken to using cow steroids in an effort to appear older and, in some cases, nourish themselves. In a c...

World Health Day 2010: Key Facts, History, Issues, Events (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

World Health Day 2010 is being celebrated today, April 7, 2010, raising awareness about key health issues worldwide. World Health Day is an annual ...

Profound Health Impact for Small Change

Tido von Schoen-Angerer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tido von Schoen-Angerer

The WHO predicts that none of the health-related Millennium Development Goals that the international community had set itself will be met by 2015. Clearly no less than a paradigm shift will do.

From Chewing Gum To Chocolate: 76 Innovations To Improve Global Health Backed By Gates Foundation | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding 76 projects using innovative ideas from chewing gum to chocolate to improve global health, and that of ...

In the Shadow of AIDS in Africa

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

It seems odd that Americans could be so motivated to address the appalling inequalities behind just one terrible disease and then ignore the other.

WHO Calls For Tamiflu Restraint

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — In China, mask-wearing police cordoned off more hotels Wednesday, quarantining anyone who came in contact with swine flu patients,...

Fighting Malaria: The Cure Is Action

Edward J. Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edward J. Murray

"BedNets Now!" calls to people around the world to listen to the mandates of their own faith and to see the simple fact that ending malaria in the poorest regions of the world is "do-able" and should be done.

Tuberculosis Will Take 1000 Years To Eradicate At Current Rate: WHO

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — The number of people infected with both tuberculosis and HIV is twice what researchers previously thought, top health officials...

Egypt's Poor Sell Their Organs For A Steep Price

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — The poverty of Cairo's slums forced a young couple to sell nearly everything they had. When that wasn't enough, each of them sold a kidn...

Can This Year's Feel-Good Movie Also Do Good?

Richard Chin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Chin

These days, nobody feels rich. But even a small contribution to OneWorld Health, or another organization serving neglected populations, can make everyday Americans feel like millionaires.

Gates Foundation Sponsors Journalists' Coverage Of World Health Issues

New York Times | Donald G. McNeil Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A major limitation on journalists covering global health is the cost: getting to a story can mean airfare to Africa or Asia, hotels, Jeep rentals, sat...

Tuberculosis: Modernizing the Fight Against an Ancient Scourge

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

We face a lengthy war to be fought tenaciously on many fronts, and likely over many decades, as we move toward our goal of tuberculosis control and, ultimately, elimination.