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Preventable Disease

Preventing Malnutrition, One Child at a Time

Nan Dale | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Nan Dale

Long before I joined Action Against Hunger and became fervently committed to ending childhood malnutrition, I had a "nutrition incident." What happened undoubtedly shaped my future approach to the work I do today.

These Models Were Asked To Make This Issue Sexy, And They Failed For Good Reason

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact

Almost 800 mothers and 18,000 young children die each day, mostly from preventable causes. Not the sexiest of statements, huh? According to AdWe...

Not Vaccinating Children Is Deadly. This Infographic Proves It

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact

Vaccines save lives. April 24-30 marks the World Health Organization's World Immunization Week, which focuses on global efforts to protect childre...

The Power of Data to Build a Healthier You

Pieter Nota | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Pieter Nota

The emergence of wearable sensors and digital tools that measure heart rate or the number of steps taken provides one part of the solution -- but not always enough to deliver the change required.

Global Handwashing Day: Children as Agents of Change

Samir Singh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Samir Singh

Global Handwashing Day, celebrated on October 15th, is an international, UN-recognized day dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of handwashing with soap. Each year, over 200 million people are involved in handwashing celebrations in over 100 countries around the world.

What Community Health Centers Mean to Americans and How they Manage Chronic Diseases

Malvise Scott | Posted 09.18.2013 | DC
Malvise Scott

Considering that 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases, we commissioned a survey to get a better understanding of why these preventable illnesses continue to compromise America's health and wallet.

A Promise Renewed: A Great Global Ambition and Every Father's Dream

Anthony Lake | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact
Anthony Lake

What will you be doing this Father's Day? Grilling in the back yard with the family? We often take such simple pleasures for granted. But, elsewhere, millions of fathers around the world will struggle to help their children survive and thrive.

Four Preventable Diseases G8 Leaders Should Keep In Mind

Dr. Ciro de Quadros | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Dr. Ciro de Quadros

The 2012 G8 summit offers an important moment for global leaders to signal to the rest of the world that immunization and vaccine development programs are a top priority. They should not let this opportunity pass them by.

Giving Every Child A Shot@Life

Anne Geddes | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Anne Geddes

There is no difference in the way a mother feels about her pregnant self, her birth, and the unrequited love for her newborn -- wherever she lives in this world. In this universal oneness, we are all connected.

Fresh Juice Not Fast Food in Hospitals

Joshua Rosenthal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joshua Rosenthal

We're caught in a never ending cycle that leads to an exhausted immune system, weight gain, diabetes, and other preventable diseases.