Turmoil in South Sudan has forced thousands to flee their homes and seek safety in refugee camps. As families flee from violence, they face another threat: malaria.
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.
Every year, UNICEF gathers global and national statistics for its State of the World’s Children report — tracking things like access to clean water, education, and vaccines — to improve children’s lives worldwide.
Congress doesn’t always do things on time, but sometimes they really do get it right. Four months into the fiscal year, our lawmakers have passed a trillion dollar budget that goes a long way toward furthering American interests in global health and development.
Great news: Thanks to your support and a tremendous commitment from Walgreens, millions of children will be protected from deadly and debilitating diseases.
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.
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.
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.