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Fighting Malaria

Child Deaths From Malaria Halved

Ray Chambers | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Ray Chambers

While we celebrate this accomplishment, we need to remember how wily this enemy is. Malaria is an ancient scourge that has killed millions upon millions of people.

What are Our Charitable Obligations?

Eric Friedman | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

I get more authentic personal satisfaction from giving when I put aside my personal experiences, do some research into charitable effectiveness, and give based on what I think is most effective at helping others.

Strong Leadership By the UK Inspires Us All

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

The UK has displayed remarkable long-term vision with this commitment. Its contribution of £1 billion to the Global Fund for 2014-2016 can allow people in many countries -- from presidents to community organizations to health workers -- to transform their countries by fighting HIV, TB, and malaria.

Investing in a Future for Africa's Women

Joyce Banda | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Joyce Banda

In the last few years, tremendous gains have been made in prevention of mother to child transmission. In July this year, the global health community welcomed the one millionth baby born free from HIV.

Bring the Maverick out

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 09.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Elizabeth Gore

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI was very nervous to ask our leadership and board to give up $350,000 in those bed nets to pay for the overhead and infrastructure of creating a public campaign to raise awareness on malaria prevention

Together We Can Defeat Three Deadly Diseases

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Women can be agents of change in development and in global health. If we do more for women and girls we can achieve better results.

Rethinking Global Public Health

Daniel Zoughbie | Posted 10.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Daniel Zoughbie

If we are ever going to solve this trillion-dollar problem, we have to think outside the box, outside the clinics, and outside the hospitals. We have to think about how people behave in their neighborhoods, homes, and places of business.

Do You Really Need to Get a Travel Vaccine?

Budget Travel | Posted 10.20.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

"Have you gotten your shots? The question is not as bratty as it sounds. There are a handful of places on earth you literally can't visit without getting vaccinated, and a wide array of countries where a few recommended shots could be the difference between a dream vacay and a medevac.

KITE: Making Humans Invisible to Mosquitos

MeiMei Fox | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Perhaps the best part about KITE, from a consumer perspective, is that it's super easy to use. You simply place a colorful sticker on your clothes, and the device blinds mosquitos to your very existence for the next 48 hours.

How Slum Residents Fight Against Malaria, TB, Dengue Fever and Swine Flu

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

With health care facilities remote or non-existent, medication unavailable or unaffordable, health knowledge shaky, and caregivers in short supply, how can informal communities keep contagion in check?

Time for the Big Push to Defeat Malaria

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

As a global community, our fates are often more intertwined than we like to imagine. Controlling malaria isn't only a prospect of preventing needless deaths, it is an economic imperative.

In Heaven, We Feed Each Other

Mary Ellen Jebbia | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Mary Ellen Jebbia

If we are to end our own suffering, we need to start by seeking to help and allow ourselves to be helped.

At a Defining Moment in the Fight to End Malaria

Kent Campbell | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Kent Campbell

Globally, more than 90 countries today are malaria-free, with an additional 26 en route to achieving that status. Still, eliminating malaria in Africa is a challenging goal.

Religious Leaders 'Noisy About Malaria' In Mozambique

Christopher LaTondresse | Posted 06.25.2013 | Religion
Christopher LaTondresse

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.

Slamming Malaria (Q&A)

Shaquille O'Neal | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Shaquille O'Neal

Malaria is a disease that is not on the top of mind of the general public, and it's important that we change this, the more people know about it, the better chance we have to make it a disease of the past. We can't let a mosquito win.

World Malaria Day and 3 Things You Can Do to Help

Joseph Peterson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Joseph Peterson

According to the World Health Organization, 650,000 people still die every year from this preventable disease, and most of those people are children under five years of age. Stop here and let that sink in: 650,000.

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.

Here I Am: Sir Richard Feachem on "Shrinking the Malaria Map"

Lucy Chesire | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Since 2000, over 1 million lives have been saved from malaria. This World Malaria Day (April 25th) is an opportunity to pause and reflect on the gains...

A Call for History Makers

Endalkachew Demmisse | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Endalkachew Demmisse

This is my call -- from a poor nation to history makers -- to be the generation who can change the course of history. Let's march mercilessly against TB, HIV and malaria. In an age of vaccines, antibiotics and dramatic scientific progress, these diseases can be brought under control.

Winning the Fight Against Malaria at All Costs

ZP Heller | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
ZP Heller

"This is a critical moment. Our gains will be lost if we do not move forward to defeat these diseases. We can't stop now. We have a historic opportunity to completely control these diseases. It is 'invest now or pay later.'"

A Striker Against Malaria

Didier Drogba | Posted 01.25.2013 | Impact
Didier Drogba

Even after you are no longer at risk of death, for months you are still physically weakened and thoroughly exhausted. I can personally attest to this. Imagine trying to train for a game in that condition. Now imagine trying to maintain a farm, or study for a big exam, or take care of your family.

Here I Am: Focus on Malaria Elimination -- an Interview With Dr. Roly Gosling

Lucy Chesire | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Dr. Roly Gosling is an international expert on malaria. I have asked him to answer a few questions for us regarding malaria elimination, its importance, and why the Global Fund is critical to achieving that goal worldwide.

Progress Against Malaria At Risk

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

It would be a grave calamity to allow millions of children to lose their protection and wipe away our $10 billion investment to date by allowing resurgences in malaria to occur.

An Effective Fix for a Devastating Disease

Linda Unger | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Linda Unger

Through its Imagine No Malaria initiative, The United Methodist Church has distributed more than a million bed nets in half a dozen countries in Africa. The program is successful because it relies on trusted faith networks and local community leaders to engage the beneficiaries.

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.