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Forget the Magic Bullets: We Can Save Millions of Lives With Basic First Steps

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

There is still much to do -- millions of lives to save and people to make healthy. Bill Gates believes his beloved downward red line can dip below "well below a million" in his lifetime, and we agree.

When Engineering Met Public Health

Victoria Fan | Posted 08.22.2014 | TED Weekends
Victoria Fan

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgTo most, the word 'engineering' brings thoughts of 'high tech': robotics, satellites, iPhones, and computers. For the medically inclined, one might think of biomedical technology like new drugs and medical implants.

Malaria Battle Is Not Lost, But We Must Redouble Our Effort

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Rev. Larry Hollon

Are bed nets continuing to be effective? Are bed nets the solution? Are we in danger of falling back and giving ground to a more virulent form of the parasite?

Infographic: The Battle to End Malaria Deaths in Africa by 2015

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Rev. Larry Hollon

Every minute, malaria claims a life in Africa; but, malaria mortality rates are falling. Just a few short years ago, statistics showed a child died every 30 seconds of the mosquito-borne disease.

As World Malaria Day Approaches, HBO Movie Raises Needed Awareness

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Rev. Larry Hollon

This week, on April 25, we will observe World Malaria Day. There's no better time to join a movement that is saving lives. My prayer is that one day, there will be no malaria. My hope is that day will come soon.

The 25th Anniversary of World AIDS Day: How Water Filters and Bed Nets Can Help Fight HIV

Michael Seo | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Michael Seo

Beyond a discussion of cost savings and cost effectiveness, the real purpose behind World AIDS Day is saving human lives. The fight against HIV is far from over, but we can observe this World AIDS Day with optimism.

Fair Trade Palm Oil From Ghana: The Difference Fair Trade Makes

David Bronner | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
David Bronner

By asking ourselves critical questions about where ingredients like palm oil come from and under what conditions they are produced, we transcend the pattern of passive exploitative consumption that is destroying communities and ecosytems around the world.

A Mother's Excruciating Choice: Protect Her Children From Malaria or Feed Them

Kwenda Paipi | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Kwenda Paipi

While malaria can be prevented by sleeping under an insecticide-treated bed net, for residents of the Mbala area development program, finding money to purchase a bed net is almost impossible.

A "Door of Hope" for a Brighter Future

2morrowknight | Posted 08.28.2011 | Impact
2morrowknight

When the power of small donations connects with the needs and concerns of under-served populations, the results are often extraordinary.

What Would Jesus Cut? Bread vs. Bombs

Shane Claiborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

Let's hope the politicians who claim to follow the Christ who carried good news for the poor will ask this little question as the debate goes on.

This Lent -- Looking Inward, Looking Outward

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

We certainly did not get into this fiscal trouble by spending too much on the poor, and trying to reduce the deficit at the expense of our most vulnerable people is simply morally unacceptable.

News Flash From Bjorn Lomborg and the WSJ: We Should Help Poor People

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Who said that tackling climate change is separate from helping the poorest among us? The issues are all integrally related and the poorest are being hit hardest by climate changes already.

The Bednet Bottle

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

In my memory, those night-time mosquitoes didn't zzzziinngg around the room, they screamed in my ear.

Health of Nations

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

Societies with the resources sufficient to create sound public health systems can survive and thrive. Societies lacking those resources risk catastrophic assaults on health, which can result in their total annihilation.

Six Degrees of Separation: The Anonymous Other

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

People who will always be anonymous to us are suffering and in need, ignored and left alone. It is possible to help them.

Malaria Kills. Nets Save Lives.

Kathy Bushkin Calvin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Bushkin Calvin

As an immediate, easy, and inexpensive way to tackle the disease, bed nets are an ideal remedy for this population in particular and are an indispensable component in the broader fight against malaria.