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Plague Plots: Dispatches from Sinclair Lewis

Joseph Cooper | Posted 12.05.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Can a novel's depictions of healthcare workers in a plague-ravaged land inform our thinking about the lives of those who try to save lives?

The View From the Window

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

Haiti is a tough place to live and be healthy. According to the CIA Factbook, it ranks 34th in maternal mortality and 41st for infant mortality globally. The mothers that make it to a hospital like Belladère and receive care are the lucky ones.

Reflections on a Nursing Journey

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

The gift of the nursing profession, and it is a gift, has brought me to faraway places But the less tangible places that I, as a nurse, have traveled, places where there are no postcards or passports, have been the real adventures of my nursing career.

All Humans Deserve the Right to Health and Dignity

Amanda Schwartz | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Amanda Schwartz

One Day Without Shoes is the annual day to encourage the world to go without shoes to bring global awareness to children's health and education. It is about walking with dignity and it is about opportunities to improve children's health.

Stronger Together: Nursing Communities

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

It has been my experience that nurses, more than other groups, seek each other out. We travel as a pack whenever possible and see our togetherness as our strength, not our weakness

World Bank President Says He Sees More Hope In Haiti Than Ever Before

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 11.08.2012 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- It was a whirlwind tour for World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who helicoptered from the grounds of the demolished National P...

Feasting on Optimism

Amy Schrier | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Amy Schrier

The solutions to social problems of the future will be born in the minds of optimists.

A Tale of Two Babies

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

Fortunately, I get to see Bowie all the time. She is a healthy, beautiful little girl I can hold in my arms for hours. As I look at her, my thoughts are constantly with Dalitso, across the ocean. I hope she and her mother are healthy.

Rudy's Armor: A Cholera Vaccine in Haiti

Jason Hayes | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Jason Hayes

To Rudy Laurent and his family, cholera seemed to be everywhere. Now, Laurent has a little bit of armor. In his wallet he carries a vaccination card; in his blood he carries two antigens (cell parts that spur our immune system to build antibodies) made in Hyderabad, India.

The World Bank's Chance to Clean Up Its Coal Act

Michael Brune | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

We have an opportunity to make international coal development a relic of the past, and one man is in the unique position to do this: the World Bank's new president, Dr. Jim Yong Kim.

The Power of Accompaniment: In Education, in Health, in Life Journeys

Pam Allyn | Posted 08.05.2012 | Impact
Pam Allyn

With respect for the power of intergenerational sharing, we can all share a love of reading and the power of words to give power to people's own stories.

Why Everyone Should Celebrate Jim Yong Kim's Election as President of the World Bank

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 06.25.2012 | World
Leslie Gerwin

This is a moment for Americans to recognize what Dr. Kim's work teaches us -- economic health depends upon healthy people and healthy communities.

Breaking Glass Ceiling Against Compassionate Expertise, Obama Taps Jim Yong Kim to Lead World Bank

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.23.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

President Obama has nominated Jim Yong Kim, a physician who has been a leader of efforts to extend access to health care in poor countries, to lead the World Bank. This is a huge, historic victory for justice.

Effective Service Delivery: Accompaniment

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

For those of you who have heard of Paul Farmer, you can probably imagine him in this scene: he is trudging for miles to visit patients in their homes as they struggle to fight their own health battles.

Give a Wo(man) a Fish... Or a Farm... Or Both

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

As it was explained to us, there are three root causes that lay at the core of malnutrition in the area: a lack of jobs, a lack of education, and lastly, environmental degradation.

All People Are People (Tout Moun Se Moun)

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

It was not long ago when we stood by in distant and utter shock, praying only as we could for the well being of the Haitian people.

Aid Group Believes It's Tracked First Haiti Cholera Case

AP | By TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A mentally ill man who bathed in and drank from a contaminated river most likely was the first person to be infected in the C...

Buy a Bar, Save a Life

Lauren Walters | Posted 08.30.2011 | Impact
Lauren Walters

What makes our company different from any other company in the market is that for every bar sold, we give a medically-formulated nutrition pack to a malnourished child in a developing country.

A Field Nurse In Haiti

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"There was no other option, I had to go." Haitian-born nurse Nadia Raymond describes her decision to volunteer in post-quake Haiti as "automatic." ...

Hope for Haiti's Unemployed

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amanda Lin Costa

Great ideas always come out of MIT. This one isn't any different. Konbit is a service that allows anyone to call a phone number in Haiti toll-free a...

Top Ten Private Initiatives in Haiti Supplement Big Players in 2010-11

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Haiti needs hope -- and so many private initiatives doing so much could do even more -- with your support. There is so much hope for Haiti. Let's fund it.

Fighting Cholera While OCHA Says 400,000 At Risk

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Cholera Treatment Center in Mirebalais, Haiti. Photo Courtesy Andre Paultre On Monday the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP) reported 1,523 deaths ...

Being Thankful, Being Giving

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Hyman, MD

As we all settle into the warmth of our families and communities over Thanksgiving, my heart, my thoughts and my prayers take me back to Haiti.

The F Word: Haiti's Hurricane Struggles

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Turning away from the U.S. elections for a moment, we can find plenty of places suffering not from a hurricane of campaign cash, but from actual hurri...

Cholera in Haiti: "a disease of poverty"

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

Cholera is spread through the ingestion of contaminated water. Photo: United Nations By Peter Costantini Ansel Herz has filed three stories so far...