Blog: Global Health

The 65th World Health Assembly

By Eric Porterfield on May 30, 2012

The Sixty-fifth session of the World Health Assembly is took place in Geneva from May 21–26, 2012. At this session, the Health Assembly is discussing a number of public health issues such as universal health coverage, noncommunicable diseases, nutrition, the Millennium Development Goals, adolescent pregnancy, polio eradication, research and development, International Health Regulations, and the WHO reform process.

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A Message From Nairobi

By Chris Helfrich on May 11, 2012

Chris Helfrich, director of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, reports on the South Sudanese humanitarian crisis from Nairobi, Kenya.

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Giving Every Child A Shot At Life

By Elizabeth Gore on April 26, 2012

At age 34, shortly after reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, l decided that I’d had enough excitement and was ready to start a family. Eight months ago, my little girl was born. Little did I know she would be my greatest adventure.

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Join Me in Giving Children a Shot@Life

By Ted Turner on April 26, 2012

Mother’s Day should be a happy time. But for a mother whose child died from pneumonia, this Mother’s Day will be a tragic reminder of everything she’s lost. With a simple vaccine, this all-too-common tragedy can be prevented…for millions of mothers and their children. But we need your help to make a difference.

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A Shaq Attack on Malaria

By Chrysula Winegar on April 25, 2012

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has joined forces with the United Nations Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon to call us to attention this World Malaria Day. Why? Because Malaria still kills a child every minute. Every minute of every day.

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World Malaria Day

By Richard Branson on April 25, 2012

I’m on my way to Washington for an event on impact investing with Hillary Clinton and have been looking at a note about today also being World Malaria Day.

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