Articles tagged in Global Health

Why I’m an Advocate

October 17, 2017

My cousin and her baby died during childbirth. Beyond the staggering loss, the part that hurts the most is that their deaths were preventable. They almost certainly would have lived had my cousin been…

Millions of lives saved by taking the time to listen

September 29, 2017

The story of how Rwanda has doubled life expectancy. Bending the Arc tells the story of three friends who believed that poor people shouldn’t die because they didn’t have access to basic medical treatment and medication.…

GE Reports—Investing In Global Health Abroad Actually Boosts US Economy, New Research Shows

September 18, 2017

Originally posted in GE Reports. A vaccine to combat diarrheal deaths in India. A bed net to protect against malaria in Malawi. If this is what comes to mind when you think about the…

The Hill—Health workers go unnoticed at UN General Assembly

Excerpt from an article originally published in The Hill. This week marks the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), when world leaders, business executives, non-governmental organizations and issue experts come together in New York…

The Atlantic—Melinda Gates on Why Foreign Aid Still Matters

September 15, 2017

Originally posted in The Atlantic: Read full article here. A new report from the Gates Foundation shows the devastating effects of a lapse in funding for global health. President Trump’s budget proposal, released in…

New York Times—In Haiti, a Building Fights Cholera

September 12, 2017

Next month marks the seventh anniversary of the cholera outbreak that ravaged Haiti. The disease, which can cause death within hours if left untreated, came less than a year after Haiti was rocked by…

Vital—Invest in Health Systems by Investing in Health Workers

September 8, 2017

A new report provides the first quantitative estimates of the value of stronger health systems—and the lives they can save. In 2012, the US Agency for International Development set an ambitious but critical goal:…

Kaiser Family Foundation—Faith Leaders, Americans Should Urge Congress To Fully Fund U.S. Global Health Programs

September 6, 2017

An excerpt from an article originally published in the Lexington Herald Leader—written by Josh Rouse, global outreach pastor at Northeast Christian Church and member of Hope Through Healing Hands’ Faith-based Coalition for Healthy Mothers &…

Quartz—Consequences of the 2017 version of US’ anti-abortion Global Gag rule

September 5, 2017

Uganda’s highway A-109 shoots across the plain from Kampala past the occasional storefront shops and open-air kiosks common to the continent’s roadsides. After rising into the verdant tea plantations of the country’s Western Region,…

Business Insider—HIV/AIDS is no longer the leading cause of death in Africa

August 24, 2017

The World Health Organization’s most recent data on global deaths has good news for the African continent, including fewer people dying of HIV/AIDS and malaria. The new death statistics researched by African fact-checking organization, Africa Check, indicated…