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When One Child Dies, It Matters

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.29.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Ten million children under the age of five die every year. When I started medical school that number was double, and though we have come a long way, this is not good enough.

The Plague

John Feffer | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
John Feffer

At what point do mistakes aggregate into something evil? At the very least, do they prevent us from claiming the mantle of good? And, of course, it's not just the mistakes that are problematic but also the deliberate policies that, for instance, align Washington with dictators and other murderous actors.

Evidence of Abundance #9: Curing Addiction and Disease

Peter Diamandis | Posted 08.27.2014 | Good News
Peter Diamandis

As medical research continues and technology enables new breakthroughs, there will be a day when Malaria and most all major deadly diseases are eradicated on Earth.

Here's How African Nations Are Making Progress With Democracy, Human Rights, More

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact

In an unprecedented move this week, President Obama played host to nearly 50 leaders from Africa -- a continent which is home to six of the 10 fastes...

Investing in Health: African Countries Expand Domestic and Innovative Financing

Deborah Derrick | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Though we still have a long way to go, domestic spending increases among African Union nations demonstrate growing political will -- a sign that we are right on track. Most importantly, it sends a strong political message to international donors that their investments are working.

Child Malaria Vaccine May Be Available In 2015

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact

A malaria vaccine for children may be available as soon as next year. A recent study released by PLOS Medicine and sponsored by GSK Biologicals, fo...

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.

U.S. NGOs Investing to Help Children Reach Their 5th Birthday

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

In 2012, 6.6 million children died before their fifth birthday. While this represents huge progress over past years, in far too many communities parents simply assume that half of their children will not make it.

Heading to the Caribbean? Advice to Stay Safe

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Travelers heading to the Caribbean may face the "The Deadliest Animal in the World," a pesky and deadly little critter -- the mosquito that's infecting individuals with a less commonly known disease, chikungunya.

Empowering Youth around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In our practice of daily giving this week, our team funded several projects that are focused on empowering school aged children across the globe. The...

Making Malaria Matter

Cameron Conaway | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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.

Bill Gates Wants To Launch His Own Version Of Shark Week With The Actual Deadliest Creatures

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact

No, not lions, tigers or bears -- the deadliest creatures on earth are mosquitoes. Bill Gates has been getting the message out on the minuscule ser...

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.

New Focus on Housing Improvements May Be Key to Reducing the Global Burden of Malaria

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

We have enough positive indicators to urge that housing improvements be examined carefully as another valuable tool in reducing the incidences of malaria.

Malaria Is The 'Greatest Success Story In Global Health': Nonprofit

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.25.2014 | Impact

A decade ago, up to 45 percent of all hospital admissions in Africa were caused by malaria, according to USAID. Today, the continent is in a dramat...

Africa... The Seat of Life Makes Strong Cinema

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Nancy Cohen-koan

Tanzania: A Journey Within is a touching film about friendship and personal growth through an understanding of the humanity we all share... in times of pleasure and pain

How The Lollipop Brigade Is Fighting Malaria

Martin Edlund | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Martin Edlund

In the immortal words of Mary Poppins, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. But can a sugary orange lollipop treat a million kids for malaria?

Top 10 Reasons to Believe Malaria Can Be Defeated in Our Lifetime

Ray Chambers | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Ray Chambers

The progress made in the six years since the first World Malaria Day has not only saved millions of lives (child deaths this year are below 500,000 for the first time in history), but given us reason to believe, this World Malaria Day, we can defeat malaria in our lifetime.

Why it Is Difficult to Choose a Charity

Eric Friedman | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

A few years ago, the following story was highlighted on St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's website as an inspiring testament to the hospital's wo...

World Health Day

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

The global health community has a huge task ahead in order to control or eliminate the worst neglected tropical diseases transmitted by insects or snails.

Ebola Outbreak Spreads Across Three Countries: What Do Travelers Need to Know?

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Business travelers and expatriates (and their family members) need not only concern themselves with the risk of acquiring Malaria or Dengue Fever when entering endemic regions.

The Art of Impact with Malaria No More: Ray Chambers

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
One World with Deepak Chopra

There aren't many people who have had more of a dramatic impact on the health and wellbeing of children globally than Ray Chambers. In April 2011 Ray ...

Gates Foundation Awards $23 Million For New Mosquito Control Method

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact

March 14 (Reuters) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $23 million for research being led by University of Notre Dame biologists to pr...

Breaking Out of a Broken System

Blake McCammon | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Blake McCammon

Did you know that 1.2 million people die from malaria each day? The ironic thing is that a simple $4 pill can help eradicate this insidious disease.

Communities Taking Action: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.