Blog: Global Health

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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Your Silly Shot Could Give a Child a Shot@Life

By Elise Glaum on April 17, 2012

Hey moms and dads – check out the “Here’s to More!” Shot@Life contest on the BabyCenter Community! Help give children around the world a shot at more firsts by designing a t-shirt for Shot@Life, a new campaign from the United Nation’s Foundation that helps provide children in developing countries with life-saving vaccines.

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Why Contraception? Why Now?

By Melinda Gates on April 5, 2012

More than 1 billion people currently use birth control. For the most part, they do it without hesitation. They do it because they want the power to plan their own lives—and to raise healthy, happy families when they are ready to do so.

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Stopping polio: Lessons from India

By Kathy Calvin on March 29, 2012

I’m in India this week with the United Nations Foundation’s Board of Directors – some of the smartest minds I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with – to discuss how we can help the UN solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.

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Send a net. Save a life. See a show!

By Chris Helfrich on March 21, 2012

Nothing But Nets is coming to Chicago and we want to see you there! Our great partners, Broadway In Chicago, are helping to send life-saving bed nets to protect families all over Africa from malaria. If you are in the Chicago area, we have a great opportunity for you to help us fight this deadly disease.

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Mobile Phones for Health and Wealth

By Menekse Gencer on March 13, 2012

In 1999, only one year after I got my first mobile phone, I launched a company that enabled people to order online groceries and pay their bills with our newly created, kitchen iPad-like device that would sit on the countertop. I distinctly remember hearing venture capitalists at the time ask us why we didn’t enable this over the mobile phone.

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