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You might be surprised to read that cost-effective solutions already exist for many of the greatest global health challenges. It's true: we already know how to treat the 35 million people living with HIV/AIDS, prevent diarrhea that kills 760,000 children each year, and combat the health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and handguns.
Yet we face an exasperating gap between the health outcomes we can theoretically achieve and those we actually are achieving.
This gap is not caused by a lack of interest or investment. Global health has never before received so much money or such prominence on political agendas. The real underlying problem is that…
You might be surprised to read that cost-effective solutions already exist for many of the greatest global health challenges. It's true: we already know how to treat the 35 million people living with HIV/AIDS, prevent diarrhea that kills 760,000 children each year, and combat the health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and handguns. Yet we face an exasperating gap between the health outcomes we can theoretically achieve and those we actually are achieving.
Laurie Garrett is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, but she could also have a stunning career writing scripts for thrillers.
It’s been a tough year for global health. Another Ebola outbreak hit a conflict-affected part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, straining public health capacities. With millions of children suffering from severe malnutrition in Yemen, organizations are struggling to fundraise. Measles outbreaks are being reported in different parts of the globe as misinformation erode people’s trust in vaccines. These events reveal the persisting vulnerabilities and weaknesses of the global health system and the political and social challenges of the time. But there are others that showcase governments’ and global health actors’ failure to deliver on their commitments, prioritize public health, and submit to moral high ground.
Under the radar, some aspects of life on Earth are getting dramatically better. Extreme poverty has fallen by half since 1990, and life expectancy is increasing in poor countries — and there are many more indices of improvement like that everywhere you turn.
A couple years ago, the Zika virus startled the world with its until-then unrecognized ability to maim fetuses. A few years before that a camel virus — MERS — began infecting and killing people on the Arabian Peninsula. And a few years before that, H1N1 ignited the first flu pandemic in 41 years. Does it kind of feel like we due for a new disease misadventure? Does Mother Nature have malign plans for 2019?
Which Goats and Soda stories were most popular this year? You loved the stories that looked to the developing world that offered insights into the way we live our lives: how to sit without hurting your back; whether it's OK to sleep with your baby. Readers also were drawn to stories of injustice (like the gang rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in India) and looming dangers (the thawing permafrost in Alaska could release billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the Earth's atmosphere).
Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On our platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to lasting change.
Global Footprint Network is committed to fostering a world where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the means of Earth's ecological capacity.
The Global Health Council is the world's largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world.
Global Health NOW is an essential daily read for anyone interested in US and global public health. Every weekday, we aggregate and summarize the latest global health news—delivering all the day’s critical stories to your inbox.
The Global Health Progress initiative seeks to bring research-based biopharmaceutical companies and global health leaders together to improve health in the developing world.
Global Health TV enables health organizations and the global health community around the world to share the work they are doing to address complex global health problems with a diverse audience made up of health-care professionals, health foundations, businesses, government agencies, academic institutes and interested parties.
We connect moms in the U.S. with their peers around the world by sharing our partners’ stories and information with our community in an accessible, inspirational, and most importantly, actionable way. Our community supports the United Nations’ Every Woman Every Child Initiative to help women and children around the world lead healthy lives.
The paramount GNIF mission is the betterment of neurological and mental health patient welfare, education, and research. With the development of novel free and open-access Therapeutic Recreational Centers, health promotion campaigns, and other charitable activities throughout the world, this organization can aid diagnosed individuals and their advocates.
We aim to connect, through stories, the local human experience to global meta-level issues, such as climate change, water scarcity, food insecurity, poverty, endangered cultures, migration, and sustainability.
The Global Health Hub is a volunteer-run site that aims to provide an online gateway to news, commentary and resources related to global health. Our team of volunteers publishes original commentary while curating aggregated content from traditional and non-mainstream sources to provide a dynamic information portal for the global health community.
Hands for Global Health works to improve the health and welfare of indigenous peoples of Latin America primarily, to empower health professions students from the United States to take leadership roles in global health research and practice in Latin America, and to engage in public health interventions that reach the unreachable.
Leading the global movement for environmentally responsible health care.
The first international membership organization fully dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation. In its effort to catalyse research and convene researchers, decisionmakers and implementers, activities will span three broad areas of work: Creating new knowledge; Supporting knowledge translation through a focus on bridging knowledge creation with practical application; and Fostering research on the application of new knowledge in real world settings, i.e., implementation science.
A peer-reviewed journal published by the Edinburgh University Global Health Society, a not-for-profit organization registered in the UK. We publish editorials, news, viewpoints, original research and review articles in two issues per year. Our mission is to serve the community of researchers, funding agencies, international organizations, policy-makers and other stakeholders in the field of international health...
We believe quality health care is a universal human right. Around the world, we fight injustice by providing care first to those who need it most.
Sharing knowledge. Strengthening health systems. Saving lives.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need.
The #GlobalGoals are making the Sustainable Development Goals famous in order to end poverty, fight inequality & tackle climate change.
The Lancet has a commitment to improving global health, and this area gathers all our global health content in one location. Most of our global health content is free to all users, so if you have an interest in this area, spend some time browsing our content.
The Task Force for Global Health provides all people with opportunities to lead healthy, productive lives.
350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth.
CABI creates and applies knowledge that addresses challenges faced by people around the world
CGD conducts research and analysis on a wide range of topics related to how policies and actions of the rich and powerful affect poor people in the developing world. Examples include aid effectiveness, climate change, education, globalization, health, migration and trade. Drawing on our research, we actively engage with thought leaders, policymakers, and others to move our ideas to action.
Our mission is to improve access to essential drugs, basic healthcare, and prevention services for children and families in the developing world using business models that are scalable, maintain standards, and achieve economies of scale.
Earth Island Institute develops and supports projects that counteract threats to the biological and cultural diversity that sustain the environment. Through education and activism, these projects promote the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the Earth.
EarthSave leads a global movement of people from all walks of life who are taking concrete steps to promote healthy and life-sustaining food choices.
Find a wealth of information about our innovative and cost-effective programs for protecting some of the world's threatened and endangered species, including whales, dolphins, tigers, rhinos, and many others.
Exemplars in Global Health uses standardized methods to pinpoint countries that outperformed peers in key health outcomes, beyond what would be expected from their economic growth. Guided by global and in-country experts, we also consider geographic diversity, data availability, and research feasibility to select Exemplar candidates. We then conduct further research and analysis to validate our initial assessment.
Promoting reflection on bioethics and research ethics issues in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Global Health 50/50 works to advance action and accountability for gender equality in global health. Here you can find out about our guiding mission, vision, values and policies.
We believe that technology, when used with love to help others, can pave the path for the beautiful future of mankind. We have created a mobile application for empowering stroke patients, used virtual reality for education and machine learning for a chatbot which provides hope to patients. These are free of cost in languages including Swahili, French, Spanish, Nepali, Filipino, Chinese apart from English.
Our mission is to empower any individual to make an impact in community and global health. We connect volunteers to health-related volunteering opportunities for free—anywhere, any time, and for any length of time. We aim to become the de-facto non-profit organization and website for health-related volunteers and workers anywhere in the world.
News and analysis of global health and the fight against poverty.
Humans for a Healthier World is a nonprofit organization promoting the Mission Statement for Humanity.(link is external) By promoting this mission statement, we hope to avoid serious resource declines, promote better standards of living, and mitigate and even eliminate the possibility of a self-induced annihilation throughout the world.
InterAction is an alliance organization in Washington, D.C. of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Our 180-plus members work around the world. What unites us is a commitment to working with the world's poor and vulnerable, and a belief that we can make the world a more peaceful, just and prosperous place – together.
Our mission is to improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work. Our vision is that everyone everywhere has the health care they need to thrive.
Aimed at saving the lives and improving the health of women and families worldwide, Jhpiego provides the global health community with information, expertise and opportunities to support high-quality health systems in limited-resource settings.
Our work began in Liberia’s remote, last mile communities, and is now growing globally. We’re partnering with countries to design and build community-based primary health systems. Together, we link community health workers with nurses, doctors, and midwives at community clinics. We train and support these teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving services—from vaccines to maternal and neonatal care—to the doorsteps of people living far from care.
Link TV broadcasts programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. Founded in 1999, Link TV provides a unique perspective on international news, current events, and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the US media.
Millions Saved is a collection of success stories in global health—remarkable cases in which large-scale efforts to improve health in developing countries have succeeded.
The ONE Campaign seeks to raise public awareness about the issues of global poverty, hunger, disease and efforts to fight such problems in developing countries.
One Billion Rising is the beginning of the new world ignited by a new energy. It is not the end of a struggle but the escalation of it, so V-Day asks those who rose around the globe to take a simple pledge, to do one thing in the next year to end violence against women. It could be a simple action, or a monumental one; personal, or political; quiet or loud, but these actions — taken together — will create change.
The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. The synergism achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care.
A tolerably good human future is possible if we work together toward it. It’s not a question of predicting. It’s a question of deciding.
Public Radio International (PRI) is a global non-profit media company focused on the intersection of journalism and engagement to effect positive change in people’s lives. We create a more informed, empathetic and connected world by sharing powerful stories, encouraging exploration, connecting people and cultures, and creating opportunities to help people take informed action on stories that inspire them. Its mission is to serve audiences as a distinctive content source for information, insights and cultural experiences essential to living in our diverse, interconnected world. Founded in 1983, PRI audio, text and visual content is currently consumed by almost 20 million people each month.
We are a nonprofit grassroots advocacy organization committed to creating the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty. RESULTS is committed to individuals exercising their personal and political power by lobbying elected officials.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
The Climate Reality Project is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis.
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
Our vision is a world where all people live long and healthy lives, free of preventable chronic disease. Our mission is to create a culture free of preventable chronic disease by demonstrating and disseminating the global consensus on the fundamental, evidence-based truths of lifestyle as medicine.
Improves access to healthcare around the world. We partner with governments, businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations to improve the performance and reliability of health systems in the most inaccessible and isolated last mile communities.
World health report, first published in 1995, is WHO's leading publication. The report combines an expert assessment of global health, including statistics relating to all countries, with a focus on a specific subject. The main purpose of the report is to provide countries, donor agencies, international organizations and others with the information they need to help them make policy and funding decisions. The report is also offered to a wider audience, from universities, teaching hospitals and schools, to journalists and the public at large - anyone, in fact, with a professional or personal interest in international health issues.
Founded in 2010, WorldMomsBlog.com is a collaborative international website which writes from over 20 countries on the topics of motherhood, culture, human rights and social good.
Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
We help protect people from malaria. We fund anti-malaria nets specifically long-lasting insecticidal nets, and work with distribution partners to ensure they are used. We track and report on net use and malaria case data.
AVERT has HIV and AIDS projects in countries where there is a particularly high rate of infection, such as South Africa, or where there is a rapidly increasing rate of infection such as in India.
BAN works to prevent the globalization of the toxic chemical crisis. We work in opposition to toxic trade in toxic wastes, toxic products and toxic technologies, that are exported from rich to poorer countries. Alternatively, we work to ensure national self-sufficiency in waste management through clean production and toxics use reductions.
The Child Injury Prevention Alliance (CIPA) is dedicated to the prevention of injuries to children and adolescents in the United States and around the world.
Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty — and we work 365 days a year to help that vision become a reality.
At Convoy of Hope our goals are to provide help and hope to people in need in the United States and around world through our children's feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.
Cultural Survival advocates for Indigenous Peoples' rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience, since 1972.
Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes...
Fresh Start Surgical Gifts provides free reconstructive plastic surgery and related medical services to disadvantaged children and young people with physical deformities.
Our goal is to raise public awareness, provide technical assistance, support knowledge sharing, support technical innovation and research and facilitate the provision of humanitarian aid throughout the developing world, with the ultimate goal of providing safe, healthy, drinking water and adequate sanitation in areas where it is not available or where accessibility and supply have been compromised.
Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.
The Groundwater Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and motivating people to care for and about groundwater.
Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures. We educate parents, support protective policies, and engage communities to make responsible decisions.
Heifer has learned over the years that a holistic approach is necessary in order to build sustainable communities. So we''ve developed a set of global initiatives areas of emphasis that must be addressed if we're to meet our mission of ending world hunger and poverty and caring for the earth.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent population health research center at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington, that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them.
IAPB’s mission is to eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness and visual impairment by bringing together governments and non-governmental agencies to facilitate the planning, development and implementation of sustainable national eye care programmes.
Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths. A non-profit, non-governmental organization, Malaria No More makes high-yield investments of time and capital to speed progress, unlock resources, mobilize new assets and spur the world toward reaching this goal.
NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.
The Pachamama Alliance is based on the recognition that those of us in the modern world share a deep connection with the people who call the rainforest their home-each of us having a critical stake in the health and well being of this vital element in our global life support system.
Working to eliminate the dangers of toxic pesticides, our exposure to them, and their presence in the environment where we live and work. Nationally and globally, PAN-UK promote safer alternatives, the production of healthy food, and sustainable farming.
PROJECT C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief & Equipment) was founded in 1987 to help meet the need for medical supplies, equipment and services around the world. PROJECT C.U.R.E. builds sustainable healthcare infrastructure by providing the medical supplies and equipment that medical personnel need to deliver healthcare to their communities.
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost 1 million children die of injuries each year.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.
Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization that works with local communities around the world to develop self-sustaining programs that preserve and restore sight.
Shot@Life educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. A national call to action for a global cause, the campaign rallies the American public, members of Congress, and civil society partners around the fact that together, we can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines. By encouraging Americans to learn about, advocate for, and donate to vaccines, Shot@Life aims to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life.
Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
Created by Grammy award-winning artist John Legend, the Show Me Campaign is a nonprofit organization that fights poverty using proven solutions. Believing that equal access to quality education is the civil rights issue of our time, the Show Me Campaign fights for education reform in the United States. In Africa, Show Me works with Millennium Promise to provide clean water, health care, education and other basic tools that break the cycle of poverty. Please join us!
TBVI is an independent non-profit foundation that facilitates the development of new vaccines to protect future generations against tuberculosis.
It's our single most bountiful resource. Yet, water is a daily privilege millions take for granted. The little known truth is that lack of clean and accessible drinking water is the second largest worldwide killer of children under five. To address this situation, a nationwide effort is launching during World Water Week called the Tap Project.....
Unite For Sight supports eye clinics worldwide by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care.
Join the winning team that will beat malaria. We have the tools and the momentum. Now we need you.
Together with its members and supporters from around the world, and in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), it runs the VISION 2020 global initiative. IAPB is a registered charity in the UK and works with its members to address and arrest avoidable blindness around the world. It also works to ensure that those with unavoidable vision loss live to their full potential.
Wake Up World is a platform for new ideas, positive ideas, new ways forward. You’ll find nutritional advice from nutritionists who don’t have a vested interest in which product you buy. You’ll find medical research reported without the bias of big pharma companies or the governments they control. You’ll find political analysis from writers who see our current time period in an historical perspective, and who don’t conform to the status quo thinking of government-controlled media and academia. And you’ll find discussions of our burgeoning new world…. and it isn’t just sustainable and peaceful, it’s multidimensional too!
With a commitment to protect 25 percent of the world’s biodiversity, we address four of the biggest issues facing wildlife and wild places: climate change; natural resource exploitation; the connection between wildlife health and human health; and the sustainable development of human livelihoods.
AHD emphasizes quality care, dignified services, and self-sustainability. It is AHD''s believe that, as a component of social justice, all people have a right to access a certain standard of healthcare services.
Our work begins with Bill and Melinda Gates's belief that all lives have equal value. We think all people deserve the chance to have healthy, productive lives. We have been developing a process that helps us decide how to spend our time, effort, and money so we can accomplish that goal for as many people as possible.
The CSIH is a national non-governmental organization that works domestically and internationally to reduce global health inequities and strengthen health systems.
A disease threat anywhere is a disease threat everywhere. CDC is working 24/7 to prevent, detect, and respond to many types of health threats.
As an operating foundation, we work on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service.
Google.org aspires to use the power of information and technology to address the global challenges of our age: climate change, poverty and emerging disease.
In its mission, purpose, and priorities, the Institute begins with assumptions that are simultaneously humble and bold: humble, by its recognition of the complex interdependence of fluid populations, shifting conditions, and unevenly applied resources; bold, in its confidence that shared learning, collaborative solutions, and innovative action — designed and fulfilled through principled partnerships across sectors — can overcome inequities to make the world more healthy and more whole.
Inspiring, promoting and supporting continuous improvement in the quality and safety of healthcare worldwide.
Filling the need for trusted information on global health policy.
The Ellison Medical Foundation supports basic biomedical research on aging relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The Foundation particularly wishes to stimulate new, creative, research that might not be funded by traditional sources or that is often under-funded in the U.S.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Global Affairs provides leadership and expertise in global health diplomacy and policy to protect the well-being of Americans. We coordinate within HHS, the U.S. government, and with other countries on global health and human service issues to foster a healthier nation and world and to advance U.S. interests in development and global health security.
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
By giving grants to organisations, championing charitable causes, advocacy, campaigning and awareness-raising, the Fund works to secure sustainable improvements in the lives of the most disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.
Awards grants to humanitarian organizations supporting victims of war and natural disasters, providing HIV/AIDS care and research and addressing human rights violations occurring around the world.
Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, JGI is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. We are creating healthy ecosystems, promoting sustainable livelihoods and nurturing new generations of committed, active citizens around the world.
Loka works to make science and technology more responsive to social and environmental concerns by expanding opportunities for grassroots, public-interest group, everyday citizen, and worker involvement in vital facets of science and technology practices and policies.
Trust for America's Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.
The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.
The WHO Global Health Estimates provide a comprehensive and comparable assessment of mortality and loss of health due to diseases and injuries for all regions of the world.
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