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Why it Is Difficult to Choose a Charity

Eric Friedman | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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 04.02.2014 | 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 04.02.2014 | 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 03.25.2014 | 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 03.14.2014 | 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 02.21.2014 | 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.

Nazi Scientists Tried To Use Mosquitoes As Weapons?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.31.2014 | Science

Mosquitoes as weapons? It was nearly a real-life threat during World War II, new research suggests. Researchers now say that Nazi scientists were p...

Our Shared Responsibility: Ending AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 01.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

The 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 was a fitting occasion to mark the progress that has been made towards ending this disease globally and to identify the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Bill Gates' Rose-Colored Glasses

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.31.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

To his credit, Gates is a remarkable philanthropist, and his generosity certainly sets a bold standard for all wealthy people to emulate. Nevertheless, his appears blind to the genuine suffering of people who endure poverty, even in the wealthiest countries on Earth.

Reason to Celebrate in the New Year: $12 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria

Deborah Derrick | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

The announcement by President Obama that the U.S. will commit $1 for every $2 matched by other donors worldwide -- up to $5 billion -- was further illustration of this leadership.

Fight Against Malaria Slows As Fewer Nets Given Out: WHO

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 12.12.2013 | Healthy Living

LONDON (AP) — Global efforts to curb malaria are stalling after a drop in funds to buy bed nets, according to the latest report Wednesday from the W...

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.

3.3 Million Lives Saved Since 2000 By Global Malaria Control Efforts, WHO Says

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living

(Adds WHO official interview, details) Dec 11 (Reuters) - Global efforts to curb malaria have saved the lives of 3.3 million people si...

Here I Am: Pledging Conference raises historic 12 billion for Global Fund's work through 2016

Lucy Chesire | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Since July 2012, the Here I Am Campaign has been receiving stories from communities around the world, whose lives have been greatly impacted by the Gl...

Here I Am: Momentum Is On Our Side; It Is Time for Donors to Step Up

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Next week, on December 3rd world leaders will meet in Washington DC for the replenishment conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis an...

Mobile Mammogram Units, 'Don't Spit' Bumper Stickers, and Maternal Health SMS: Sharing Health Messages with the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Health solutions often exist in the Global South, but the information doesn't get through to marginalized communities because it isn't transmitted in effective or culture-appropriate ways.

Giving Thanks for the Chance to Save Millions of Lives

Deborah Derrick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

While it's important to feel gratitude for what we've accomplished, it's precisely because of these advancements that we can't put current efforts on cruise control. We've put ourselves on a course where we can save millions of lives every year through targeted global health investments

Here I Am: The Global Fund Is Vital for Communities

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

This past week, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria held an important regional meeting in Lusaka (Zambia) to speak with those most...

Learning from Africa

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

The shared responsibility in African societies where we work with many partners has inspired us in our battles against the dreadful diseases affecting such a tenacious continent. These lessons are critically important as the world launches onto the last stretch in the fight against these diseases.

Commemorating the Alma Ata Declaration

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Last week was a fascinating one. On Monday I delivered a memorial lecture at the City Health 2013 conference in Glasgow in honour of Allison Chesney a...

The New Peace Corps: Fighting Malaria, Saving Lives

Christopher Hedrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christopher Hedrick

Peace Corps volunteers Pat and Anne Linn were present at the death of four-year-old Koumba. Koumba's family had bed nets, but she was still infected. The clinic had medicine, but the family waited too long to bring her in.

Here I Am: The Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria - it's personal

Lucy Chesire | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

I'm far from home this week as I'm in Geneva to attend the last Board Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria before the pledging con...

Bill Gates: The Internet Will Not Save The World

Posted 11.04.2013 | Technology

Technology is "amazing," Bill Gates told the Financial Times in a recent interview, but it's not going to save the world. Speaking with the Times'...

Number of U. S. Malaria Cases Highest in 40 Years. Have We Forgotten What It Takes To Prevent It?

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Most people in the U. S. today have never had any direct contact with the disease and most doctors have never seen a case. That success means it's easy to have a relaxed attitude about protecting ourselves. We're now seeing the result of that relaxed attitude