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Ending Gender-Based Violence Around the World

Nazanin Boniadi | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact
Nazanin Boniadi

Women and girls, men and boys all share the right to live free of violence, which is, unfortunately, experienced by both men and women. Women and girls, however, disproportionately experience violence due to a deeply rooted global culture of gender discrimination.

Combatting Ebola: Quarantine Is Vital, But Also Cultural Education

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

We must learn from responses to such epidemics in the past if we are to succeed today. Such lessons will be difficult to craft, requiring expertise in culture as well as medicine, but need to be integral parts of our global response.

Into Africa To Fight Ebola

Claire Fordham | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Claire Fordham

A Malibu mother of two teenagers is walking straight into one of the most dangerous situations in the world.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Stopping Ebola Costs As Much As These 5 Things

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

Ebola isn't entering the United States smuggled in by child refugees. But the rapidly spreading and currently incurable disease has killed hundreds of...

What Is Needed To Combat The 'Biggest Ebola Outbreak That We Have Ever Seen'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living

The two American aid workers who were the first patients to be successfully treated for Ebola in the United States were released Thursday, but the vir...

What to Know and What to Do About the Ebola Outbreak

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

There are some points to consider in the Ebola outbreak, whose first case dates back to December 2013, when a two years old child died in Guéckédou, Guinea.

WHO: West Africa Ebola Death Toll Passes 1,200

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

By Clair MacDougall and Stephanie Nebehay MONROVIA/GENEVA, Aug 19 (Reuters)- Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the sp...

How to Stop Ebola -- and the Next Outbreak

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 10.14.2014 | World
Jim Yong Kim

We will be able to stop Ebola in the coming weeks and months. But that is not the end of the story. Will we also build a strong enough health system to stop the next outbreak? We believe that it is a moral and economic imperative to do so, and all of us must work toward that goal.

Water Efficiency in a Global Crisis

Peter Neill | Posted 10.11.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Only 3 percent of the water on earth is fresh, and of that some 2 percent is locked in the polar ice caps, thus leaving us with the astonishing conclusion that the entire population on earth is reliant on 1 percent of the available water worldwide to sustain its fundamental need.

Ebola Emissions

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.08.2014 | Media
Paul Stoller

The coverage of the Ebola outbreak is a window into how ill-informed we are about disease, geography and culture. It reinforces stereotypes of Africa as a "country," in which medieval African villagers unwittingly spread medieval Third World diseases into First World spaces.

Cuba's Health Care System: a Model for the World

Salim Lamrani | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

In praising Cuba, the World Health Organization stresses that it is possible for Third-world countries with limited resources to implement an efficient health care system and provide all segments of the population with social protection worthy of the name.

WHO: Ebola Outbreak Is A Public Health Emergency

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the out...

U.S. And World Powers Scramble To Combat Worst Ebola Outbreak Ever

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living

(Adds Obama comments, paragraphs 10-11; background on drug, paragraph 12) By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) -...

Do You Pass the SATs?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

What Is Sustainable, Authentic and True Is What Comes Easy To You When we effort, try and force our way into our lives, our jobs or even our relatio...

Rabid Opposition to Ebola: Epidemiology Meets Hyperbole

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is certainly no basis for either fear of, or opposition to, the on-going treatment of an infected American doctor in Atlanta. We may instead all be thankful that in return for the courageous service he was providing in Liberia, Dr. Brantly is now receiving an American standard of medical care himself.

Ebola and "Smart Aid"

Richard Walden | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Richard Walden

The media coverage has been slowly turning to scare stories about Ebola arriving here through infected travelers and how our own system could cope with such a happenstance.

WHO Chief: Ebola Out Of Control But Can Be Stopped

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Aug 1 (Reuters) - West Africa's Ebola outbreak is out of control but it can be stopped, World Health Organization...

World Hepatitis Day Is an Opportunity to Stop This Silent Killer, Once and For All

Hande Harmanci | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Hande Harmanci

I was stunned when I learned that hepatitis kills 1.4 million people every year, making it one of the world's top-10 killers along with ischemic heart disease, HIV/AIDS and lung cancer.

Matt Ferner

World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalizing Drug Use

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The World Health Organization came out publicly, if quietly, in support of the decriminalization of personal drug use in a report released last week. ...

Introducing Fruit and Yogurts at School, and Playing More Outdoors

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Why are we eating and making our children eat so much without allowing them to go out and play outdoors? Most parents I know today give electronics for 2-3 years old kids as presents, "caging" them at home playing digital lonely games.

World Health Organization Recommends PrEP: Prevention or Perpetuating Stereotypes?

Jaga N.A. Argentum | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Jaga N.A. Argentum

Anyone who engages in risky sexual behavior should take extra precautions, be it through PrEP or otherwise. While I'm certain that the WHO acknowledges this, their message nevertheless helps perpetuate the falsehood of HIV being a "gay disease."

Adultism: A Condition That Afflicts Those of a Certain Age

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 09.20.2014 | Fifty
Sybil Adelman Sage

My 30-year-old son thinks I don't notice that he cringes and distances himself from me when my behavior embarrasses him.

New Momentum on PrEP, But Critical Needs Are Overlooked

Mitchell Warren | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

If the rest of the world follows America's lead, PrEP could become an important global health success story. It is already being rolled out faster than earlier public health advances, from vaccines to tampons. To realize PrEP's potential, several specific things need to happen now.

Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships

David J. Olson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

t used to be that a donor would sit down with the ministry of health to work out the design and implementation of a new global health initiative, with no significant input or involvement of other stakeholders. Those days, thankfully, are long gone.

Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP?

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Cianciotto

Did the World Health Organization (WHO) really declare that all gay men should take Pre-exposure Prophylaxis? With my social media feeds showing multiple articles with similar titles in such a short timeframe, I knew this was an issue that called for a response from GMHC.