Blog: Global Health

Watch the Super Bowl and Help Fight AIDS

By Rick Parnell on February 2, 2014

Today most Americans will take part in a big annual tradition, gathering with friends and family to watch the Super Bowl – and a bunch of new commercials. This year, one commercial will do more than get people talking; it will get them taking action to help fight AIDS.

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India Marks Three Years without Polio

By Chelsea Hedquist on January 13, 2014

As recently as 2009, India was home to nearly half of the world’s polio cases, reporting more than 500 on an annual basis. This sobering statistic makes it all the more impressive – and encouraging – that today marks three years since the last case of wild polio was detected in that country.

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On the Ground in India: Using Mobile Phones for Health

By Chelsea Hedquist on January 10, 2014

Hyderabad, India serves as the headquarters of the Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP), a non-profit supported by the state government that uses village-based women’s self-help groups as part of its strategy to alleviate poverty. One dimension of SERP’s strategy entails community managed work on health and nutrition, which is aided by mobile technology.

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Top 10 Reasons to Gift a Net This Season

By Chris Helfrich on December 16, 2013

In 2012, the World Health Organization estimates that there were more than 200 million cases of malaria. But there is also good news: We have effective tools to fight malaria. Insecticide-treated bed nets are a simple, inexpensive solution to protect families from this deadly disease.

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