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The Global Search for Education: More News From Africa

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

A few years ago, my daughter and I worked with AIDS orphans in schools in Tanzania. The Ebola crisis is another grim example of the challenges that strike hardest on people in poor countries. Education is one of the most effective tools we have to combat poverty.

Islands of Safety: Libraries and Books, Part 2, Orphanages

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
James M. Lynch

Why you might want do this I don't know, but let's pretend anyway that you're a 3-year-old boy in Mumbai and your parents and sister just died, l...

Stop the War on Children

Leigh Blake | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Leigh Blake

Being born is a crapshoot. An innocent gentle soul arrives into the world pure and hopeful and looking for love. Depending on where it is born or whom it is born to predicates it's emotional journey.

This Week in Seeding the Change: Everyone Needs a Little Sunshine and Laughter Sometimes

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

These are just a few examples of what a little seed money can do when put in the hands of someone with a vision and a plan to change the world.

A Day of Service and a Call to Action

Albina Du Boisrouvray | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Albina Du Boisrouvray

In our increasingly globalized world, the value of public service is higher than ever, and its impact more widespread. As illustrated by its title alo...

Prince Harry: From Polo in Connecticut to Orphans in Africa

Jim Luce | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans. Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thi...

Orphaned Children and the Families They Can't Afford to Lose

Leila de Bruyne | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Leila de Bruyne

Prior to living at Flying Kites, she had been staying with her aunt Mary, a single mother struggling to provide for her own two sons, overwhelmed by Winnie's HIV+ status and looking to find a better solution for the over-burdened family. We took Winnie in. How could we not?

Here I Am: Targeting Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Lucy Chesire | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

In a little more than 2 years, the world will hit an important target: the date by which the Millennium Development Goals are meant to be achieved.

Why I Invited 400 Kids To My Wedding

Marie Da Silva | Posted 11.12.2012 | Weddings
Marie Da Silva

I am not the only bride who has more important things on her mind than finding a florist. There are woman around the world fighting against injustice and on the move who are falling in love, getting married and making a life for themselves without the benefit of a Vera Wang.

WATCH: Is The End Of AIDS In Sight?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

In the time it takes to read this article, someone in the United States will contract HIV and, according to recent statistics, there's a 50 percent ch...

Love Your Neighbor

Stephen Shames | Posted 08.06.2012 | Impact
Stephen Shames

Our desire to help neighbors halfway around the globe has spawned a multi-billion dollar aid industry. Unfortunately, although we are well-meaning, most aid falls far short of our lofty intentions.

Wait... I'm Confused Now

Hayden Bixby | Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact
Hayden Bixby

We can't meet only the needs of individual children if we expect them to mature into adults that can be productive within a thriving community. Cura Village, as it turns out, thrives without us.

Remembering AIDS Orphans on World AIDS Day

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Statement by Dr. Jane Aronson, founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation: On World AIDS Day, observed Dec. 1, we remember the millions of preci...

Abandonment of a Baby: Jail and Adoption are not the Answers

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

When I saw this little boy's photos in my inbox, I was eager to learn about this child. He was sweet and shiny and alert, just a few months old, and I felt hopeful for a moment. Then I read the social history.

Curtis M. Wong

New York Chef Spends Vacation With South African Orphans

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact

Many people spend their summer vacations basking along sun-drenched beaches or traveling to exotic ports-of-call. But Lynn Bound wanted her holiday to...

Reunifying Ethiopian HIV Orphans With Extended Family

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

The task of reuniting orphans living with HIV with their family was daunting from so many angles. To have their families take them back into their hearts is a gargantuan achievement.

Moving Beyond "AIDS Orphans"

Mark Canavera | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Mark Canavera

Popular American conceptions about so-called "AIDS orphans" are based largely on well-intentioned but ultimately inaccurate portrayals of children.

Ethiopian Orphans Are Growing Up With a World of Possibilities

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.01.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I am aware of how these healthy and proud children are growing up to be outstanding Ethiopian citizens. They need our love and support. It can't be 39 or 39,000 -- it must be all of them.

What's AIDS Got to Do With It?

Vivian Glyck | Posted 07.17.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

I ask, "What's AIDS got to do with it?" because the chances of meeting a person with AIDS in Uganda is far greater than meeting someone here in the States.

Is Charity Doing More Harm Than Good In Cambodia?

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

Are we supporting an environment where charities like SCC and Face-to-Face are helping others make profits, while they leave us to support their own peoples?

Let's Get Real About Mentoring

Chris Norwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chris Norwood

The main mentors in the United States should be teens -- and, moreover, they should be should teens who live in the same communities and have the same problems as kids most in need of mentors.

Understanding the AIDS Epidemic in Africa

Wendy Cross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wendy Cross

Another World AIDS Day has come and gone. This day serves as a call to action to remember the millions of people in communities all around the world that are affected by HIV and AIDS.

Rooney Mara, 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Actress, Helps Kenyan Orphans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The relatively-unknown actress Rooney Mara has recently been announced as the official choice for the role of Lisbeth Salander, the titular character ...

Great Strides in the AIDS Response -- and a Need to Continue Moving Forward Together

International AIDS Conference 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
International AIDS Conference  2010

Once again, we are at a crossroads in the global AIDS response. Far from giving up or turning back, this is the time to learn from our experience, roll up our sleeves, and get the job done.

Will Obama Keep up the Fight on Global AIDS?

Leila Nimatallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leila Nimatallah

With AIDS still killing 7,400 people each day, now is not the time to slow down, especially when you consider the impact of the crisis on children.