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Five Global Health Events on the Same Day? How to Stay Connected at the UN General Assembly

Nicole Schiegg | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Nicole Schiegg

With so many new global health partnerships, consistency of message can be a challenge. But I am confident that by coming together as a community -- and by having new tools like #MDG456live, we will celebrate all the attention as a triumph to everyone involved in advocacy efforts.

Keeping Our Promise To Every Woman, Every Child

Sharon K. D’Agostino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sharon K. D’Agostino

With fewer than 850 days left until the MDG target date, every day counts for the millions of women and children who are relying on us to keep our promise to them. We cannot let them down.

Infectious Disease: A Preventable Tragedy

William Lin, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
William Lin, Ph.D.

As a child growing up in the rural outskirts of Hong Kong, "wash your hands" was a frequent -- and wise -- admonition. The simple act of eating a piece of fruit or a chocolate bar with soiled fingers and licking those delicious flavors off already dirty hands may have resulted in a stomachache, or so much worse. I was lucky. Even today, intestinal worms caused by lack of access to water for handwashing affects nearly a quarter of the people on this planet.

10 Shocking Statistics About Maternal And Child Health

Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

We mark the milestones of our lives in years — birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, holidays — years until one event and years since another. Bu...

Upload A Photo Of Your Child, Instantly Help Keep Moms and Babies Healthy Around The World

Posted 09.12.2013 | Parents

Have a special child in your life? Want to help save the lives of countless others? Later this month, the UN General Assembly will be meeting to ta...

The World's Most Vulnerable Mothers Need Our Help

Leith Greenslade | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Leith Greenslade

Behind every preventable child death is a disempowered mother.

Tackling Disease in Latin America

Dr. Gabriela Salvador, MD, MPH | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Dr. Gabriela Salvador, MD, MPH

In a small, workshop off the main road leading to Masaya, Nicaragua, Francis Cano Gutierrez sits behind a bench and every few seconds, she kicks the flywheel with her bare feet to keep the clay spinning as she shapes it with her hands. It's hard not to break a sweat; it's August and the heat and humidity are in the 90s.

Going In-Depth On The Millennium Development Goals

news.bbc.co.uk | Posted 09.20.2012 | Impact

In 2005, more than one billion people still exist on less than $1 per day, while more than 800 million people do not have enough food to fulfil their ...