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Thoughts After 22 Years of Consumption and Organizing a Food System Symposium

Sarah Dwyer is passionate about developing a multidisciplinary understanding of the ways that food affects health through her work with a community-led nutrition education program Read More

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What will it take to dismantle the power structures that perpetuate inequality and bigotry in aid, philanthropy, social enterprise, and impact investing? (Plus, a sampling of resources/conversations on solidarity.)

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A conversation with MacArthur Genius Gary Cohen of Health Care Without Harm

Gary Cohen is co-founder and president of Health Care Without Harm. His focus is global health care delivery and its role in promoting health equity, environmental Read More

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The Reality of Rabies in Ethiopia: When Man’s Best Friend Becomes the Enemy

Street dog with puppies in Addis Ababa. Rabies is a disease that affects both people and animals, and is nearly always fatal once clinical signs have developed. In the United States, people are most likely to get rabies from a bat or raccoon. But in Africa and many other parts of the world, people fear getting rabies from their dogs. In Ethiopia, an African country with one of the largest rabies burdens on the African continent, it is estimated that over 2,700 people die of rabies each year.


Bringing toilets to people, PATH style

Shwooooshhhhhhhhhhhhh! Gurgle, gurgle, glub… glub… We all know that familiar sound, when you push down on the handle of a toilet and the swirling water washes the contents away. Depending on where you are in the world, the toilet you use and the flush you hear may look and sound a bit different. But, for […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe role of innovation in ending preventable deaths of mothers and childrenPATH and the Clinton Global Initiative: over a decade of global health impactA lifesaving investment: $50 to save 10 newborns ;


Washington Post Article Provides Visualizations Of U.S. Foreign Aid Budget

Washington Post: The U.S. foreign aid budget, visualized “…If we take [U.S. foreign aid] out of the budget pie and dissect it, we get two broad categories: economic assistance, which we commonly refer to as humanitarian aid, and military assistance … U.S. foreign aid serves many stated purposes, but, generally speaking, the money is intended…More


U.N.-Backed Sanitation Initiative Leads To Reduction In Waterborne Illnesses In Haiti, UNICEF…

U.N. News Centre: Sanitation initiative in south-eastern Haiti shows promising results — UNICEF “A sanitation initiative in southeastern Haiti has shown encouraging results, with a major reduction in the number of waterborne infections for local residents, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)…” (9/22).


NIAID Director Anthony Fauci Discusses U.S. Zika Funding, HIV/AIDS Efforts In Washington Post…

Washington Post: Anthony Fauci: Forced to rob cancer research to pay for Zika vaccine push Jonathan Capehart, opinion writer ” ‘Hold up. Wait, wait, wait a minute.’ That was my response when Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told me that the ongoing congressional battle over Zika funding forced…More


A vaccine for malaria elimination?

In a lab near Washington, DC, seven volunteers strapped paper cups filled with malaria-infected mosquitoes to their arms. They’d received three doses of one of the first attempts at a malaria vaccine. The result was thrilling—six out of seven were protected. That was 20 years ago. Now, data published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMy early memories led to a life serving othersLes retombées du Brexit feront-elle perdre à l’Afrique tout espoir d’élimination du Paludisme?Idea to Impact: PATH recognized by “the Oscars of Silicon Valley” ;


Editorials Discuss Congressional Inaction To Fund Zika Response; Opinion Piece Discusses Role…

Tampa Bay Times: Editorial: Congress should approve Zika funding Editorial Board “A tentative deal that finally would provide federal funding to fight the Zika virus offers a glimmer of hope — and sanity — that leaders in Washington will put words into action to combat this spreading public health threat. … The deal now on…More


Florida Governor Pushes For Zika Funding On Capitol Hill; State’s Representatives Press For…

Associated Press: Florida Gov. Scott presses for Zika money, blasts Democrats “Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott came to Washington on Tuesday to press for long-overdue money to fight the Zika virus, making his case for the money with top congressional Republicans like House Speaker Paul Ryan — while blasting away at the Obama administration and…More


Syria’s Civil War Could Lead To Long-Term Mental Health Challenges, Consequences For Children

Washington Post: I treated kids in a Syrian hospital. We have no idea how to heal their trauma. John Kahler, pediatrician and volunteer with the Syrian American Medical Society “…[The war in Syria] is maiming children emotionally as well as physically. … [The] environment [in Aleppo] has led to epidemics of anxiety and depression among…More


U.S. Should Continue To Exhibit Bipartisan Leadership In Foreign Assistance Programs By…

TIME: The Surprise Bipartisan Success Story of Congress: American Aid Liz Schrayer, president and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition “‘Washington is broken, nothing is getting done’ is a mantra we hear often these days. Yet there is one issue that has continuously broken through in this Congress with bipartisan support: America’s foreign assistance…More


U.S. Vice President Biden Urges Congress To Act On Zika Funding, Other Issues

The Hill: Biden storms Capitol to lambaste GOP for inaction “Vice President Biden stormed Capitol Hill on Thursday to amplify the Democrats’ long-held charge that Republican ‘dysfunction’ has paralyzed Congress at the expense of the country. Appearing on the steps of the Capitol on a sweltering day in Washington, the vice president accused the Republicans…More


‘It’s Not about Me. It’s about My Patients’

Photos by Cecille Joan Avila / Partners In HealthLauria Cadet, University Hospital’s nurse educator for pediatrics and neonatology, checks on an infant in Mirebalais, Haiti. An insistent beep, beep, beep filled the neonatal intensive care unit at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. It came from an alarm on a CPAP machine regulating the breathing of a premature infant in one of the ward’s incubators. A nurse approached the machine and checked the settings, but the beeping persisted. Lauria Cadet, the hospital’s 29-year-old nurse educator for pediatrics and neonatology, appeared at the nurse’s side


India Begins ‘Aggressive’ Campaign To ‘Shame’ People Into Using Toilets, Washington…

Washington Post: India’s government is now shaming people into using toilets “India’s government has been on a public toilet building boom. Now, it’s trying to shame people into using them. An aggressive new campaign has now begun ridiculing those who are no longer poor but continue to defecate in the open — a practice that…More


3.4 billion people in water-stressed areas of Asia by 2050, new report shows

As the 2016 World Water Week comes to a close today in Stockholm, a report released at the annual conference this week reveals that the water and sanitation landscape in Asia and the Pacific remains patchy, despite huge strides in economic progress. The unprecedented growth in Asia and the Pacific over the last two decades has admirably lifted


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