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11 Simple Inventions That Could Change The World

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology

We have a tendency to lionize mankind's mind-bogglingly complex inventions. It's why we teach our children about the Alexander Graham Bells and Thomas...

USAID 2.0: Improving Impact and Outcomes

Jean Case | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Jean Case

Administrator Shah and his team worked tirelessly with members of the Panel in a remarkable spirit of openness and transparency, and he and his team embraced the animating principle that saving a greater number of lives depends on fundamental revisions to existing practices at USAID.

Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships

David J. Olson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

t used to be that a donor would sit down with the ministry of health to work out the design and implementation of a new global health initiative, with no significant input or involvement of other stakeholders. Those days, thankfully, are long gone.

NCDs, Women and the UN Agenda - Public-Private Ingenuity Required

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death among women, accounting for 65 percent of global mortality. However, there is limited information on the broader social implications of NCDs on women.

Realizing a Global Vision for World Health Partners: Expansion to Africa

Gopi Gopalakrishnan | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Gopi Gopalakrishnan

We have spent half a decade navigating challenges unique to the Indian health system. And, though we are proud of our progress, there remains no shortage of work in rural India.

Making the Voices of 10,000 Women Matter for Preventing Disease

Nalini Saligram | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Nalini Saligram

I am the mother of two beautiful young women, and what I want more than anything else is to help them, to the best of my ability, put their best foot forward in life.

What Is a Girl Worth?

Tedi Ware | Posted 06.20.2014 | Impact
Tedi Ware

Many parents and community leaders cling fiercely to the traditional belief that it's a waste of money to pay school fees for a daughter since her destiny is to marry, bear multiple children, and manage the home.

Making Malaria Matter

Cameron Conaway | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

"How can we make malaria matter?" That's the question I was asked most often as I traveled throughout Thailand and into the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh to study the parasitic infectious disease that still kills an estimated 1 million human beings each year.

A New Paradigm for Global Health Research: Local Needs, Local Teams

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
James Bernstein, MD

The level of collaboration and incorporation of local voices in global health as it stands today is far too low. The unfulfilled promise of the past few decades of global health research must be recognized and corrected for with a willingness to explore new models.

60,000 People Die Each Year From Rabies. A Simple Measure Can Put An End To These Deaths

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact

At the end of a hallway in a clinic in the Philippines, a single bed sits in the center of what has been designated the "Rabies Room." It's a confine...

The Future of Water Is #Girlstrong

David Winder | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
David Winder

WASH Warriors: it's time to make toilets for all a reality, putting an end to the practice of open defecation and giving women and girls the tools to safely manage their menstrual hygiene needs.

Contagion: The Costs of Global Panic

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 05.29.2014 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

Physician, do no harm. The same caution should be applied to philanthropists, public officials, and other well-meaning agents of globalization. In the realm of health care, quite ironically avoiding one risk could actually lead to a worse outcome overall.

'Parts Of The World Are Literally Eating Themselves To Death'

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living

LONDON (AP) — Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a n...

Expanding Impact, Replenishing Hope

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

To say this has been a global health accomplishment of epic proportions would not be an overstatement.

What If We Put a Full Stop to Period Punishments?

Matt Murrie | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if, together, we can see to it puberty is a wonderful passage into all of the possibilities of adulthood, instead of a life sentence into insecurity, shame and isolation for young women?

Lifesaving Convictions

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

Though terrorism is an insidious threat, the biggest risk to Africa's children is disease, which often can be prevented through routine immunization.

Global Health Must Include Mental Health

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Mental health challenges are a significant barrier to economic and social development around the world. Resources and expertise are extremely limited, creating a huge gap between the need and the ability to treat.

Technology, Sex and Health: 4 Ideas to Reach Young People

Christopher Purdy | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Christopher Purdy

Young people use mobile phones and social media in order to communicate and obtain information. They also use it to meet and date other young people, and sometimes to "hook up" for casual sex. For those of us tasked with influencing the health behavior of young people, the challenges are clear.

Wear It Well to Wear It Better: Wearable Technology for Social Impact

Blair Palmer | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Blair Palmer

What if wearable technology could mean the difference between life and death in emergency situations where there was no doctor, or could help track vital signs, nutrition and healthcare monitoring for those children who do not have access to regular care?

Anna Almendrala

This Is The Deadliest Industrialized Country For Pregnant Moms

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents

American maternal mortality rates rose over a 20-year period at a rate that places the U.S. in the company of war-torn countries like Afghanistan and ...

Service Corps: Broadening Approaches to Social Justice Issues

The Franklin Project | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
The Franklin Project

Volunteering for Cal Corps, interning at the Peace Corps, becoming an AmeriCorps Bonner Leader, and now serving as a fellow for the Global Health Corps. My enthusiasm has propelled me from one service corps to another.

Polio Emergency Signals Risk But Also Resolve

John E. Lange | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
John E. Lange

This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) did something it has never done in the history of the global polio eradication effort - it declared polio a "public health emergency of international concern," calling the international spread of polio in 2014 an "extraordinary event."

More 3D for US Foreign Policy: Moving Beyond Soft Diplomacy Through Global Health

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
James Bernstein, MD

With a growing number of American individuals, academic institutions, organizations, and businesses committed to providing needed care around the world, our government must get with the program by supporting and owning the efforts of these global health emissaries and entrepreneurs.

Mothers Helping Mothers

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

On Mother's Day, these women are celebrating mothers around the world who understand the challenges their fellow mothers face and work tirelessly on their behalf to ensure they stay alive, healthy and able to care for their children.

Will 'Milk Life' Go Global? Big Dairy Sets Its Sights on Asia

Mia MacDonald | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Could the U.S. dairy processors' new slogan, "milk life," make it big in Asia? If dairy multinationals like Nestlé and Danone have their way, the answer might be yes.