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Broken Lives: A Health Crisis in Palestine

The Arabic word samoud means steadfast perseverance. However, the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip Read More

The burden of the gift of aid

The splendor of Lake Atitlán is unreal. No water should be so blue, no sky so clear, no hills so lush. The lake is a Read More

What do we palliate? Caring for the sick and the poor

José1 is a man in his sixties from rural Guatemala with cancer spread to his bones. He describes deep aches of his shoulders and hips, Read More


Devex Speaks With CEO Gary White About World Water Day, Social Impact Investing

Devex: Q&A: CEO of on bringing water to 5 million people through social impact investing “Every year, World Water Day presents an opportunity to raise awareness of what is working, and what more is needed, to provide global access to safe water. Last week, Devex moderated a conversation with Gary White, CEO of,…More

Report Calls On ‘Big Data’ To Fill Global Gender Data Gap

Devex: 3 ways gender data could go ‘big’ “More tightly mapped trends in girls’ stunting and access to contraception in Bangladesh. A better understanding of women’s mobility in a Latin American city. Stronger insights into women’s mental health via social media in cities around the world. All of these findings can be traced to big…More

6 Ways Emerging Technologies Can Connect Global Health, Innovation, Social Impact

PATH: 6 ways SXSW connects global health and innovation for social impact Cassi Flint, executive and internal communications assistant; Ken Anderson, senior media relations associate; and Lippi Doshi, communications and digital advocacy officer, all at PATH, discuss emerging technologies seen at this year’s SXSW and outline “six ways [they] saw the intersection and fusion of…More

Welfare reform negatively impacts the health of single moms

Publication date: May 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 180 Author(s): Kimberly Narain, Marianne Bitler, Ninez Ponce, Gerald Kominski, Susan Ettner The Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity and Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 imposed time limits on the receipt of welfare cash benefits and mandated cash benefit sanctions for failure to meet work requirements.

6 ways SXSW connects global health and innovation for social impact

At SXSW this year, the PATH team explored and interacted with a dizzying array of technologies—many still under development. We spoke with experts and decision-makers from around the world about global trends and possibilities for the future. And we saw exciting and forward-thinking artwork and performances. We discovered that seemingly disparate tracks—tech, social impact, and […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesInnovation is at the heart of SeattlePATH is at SXSWPATH: 40 years of innovation and impact ;

At United Nations, Taskforce on Women; NCDs Calls for Social Mobilization Against NCDs,…

Arogya World is a member of the Taskforce on Women & NCDs. NEW YORK, March 16, 2017/PRNewswire-USNewswire/– The health, economic and social impact of NCDs on women throughout their lives are the focus of high-profile “Women and NCDs: Debunking Myths and Taking Action” side event today from 1pm-3pm ET at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Organized by the Taskforce on Women & NCDs and the NCD Alliance in collaboration with UN Women, International Alliance of Women, and Conference of NGOs, the event marks the UN’s 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women and highlights the unique burden of NCDs, including caregiving, on women.  The event is supported by Cigna. Women’s health advocates, policymakers, heads of delegations, female world leaders, and women from the global business community are expected to attend

Investing In Nutrition Critical To Improving Health Of Women, Girls, Paves Way For Reaching…

Huffington Post: Proper Nutrition Is Essential To Empowering Women And Girls Kristen Ostling, senior manager for advocacy and global impact, and Samantha Grills, policy and advocacy officer, both at the Micronutrient Initiative “…By investing in nutrition, societies become more sustainable and equal — a point most starkly reflected by the fact that 12 of the…More

U.S. Delegation To U.N. Commission On The Status Of Women Might Support Stances Of Conservative…

The Guardian: U.S. may go cheek by jowl with women’s rights abusers at U.N. gender talks “U.S. negotiators at this week’s U.N.

El Salvador Considers Legislation To Relax Country’s Total Abortion Ban

Rewire: Momentum Builds for Reforming El Salvador’s Abortion Ban Kathy Bougher, an educator, social justice activist, and writer, discusses El Salvador’s ban on abortion in all cases and highlights legislation under consideration “that would decriminalize abortion in cases of rape or human trafficking, fetal non-viability, or to preserve the pregnant person’s health or life. It…More

Broken Lives: A Health Crisis in Palestine

Muhammad Ashiq, Creative Commons

The Arabic word samoud means steadfast perseverance. However, the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip Read More

Stanford University Panel Discussion Examines Gender Parity In Global Health Conferences,…

Stanford Medicine’s “Scope”: Gender parity in global health events: A conversation Rachel Leslie, communications officer at the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University, discusses a panel discussion on the under-representation of women in global health conferences and events. During the conversation, participants discussed challenges in achieving gender parity and presented recommendations. Panelists…More

Mexico City Policy Is An ‘Assault’ On Global Health, Women

News Deeply: Contraception in the Crosshairs: The Real Impact of the Global Gag Rule Ulla Müller, president and chief executive officer of EngenderHealth “…The gendered nature of [the Mexico City policy, or global gag rule’s] assault on global health cannot be glossed over: This is an attack on women. … That’s not an upbeat message…More

Investing In Girls, Women Vital To Advancing Gender Equality, Improving Opportunities For All…

Huffington Post: Investing In Girls And Women Is The Smartest Thing We Can Do Tedros Adhanom, special adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia “…Despite all the progress we have made, millions of women and girls continue to face challenges ranging from access to education and employment opportunities, to early marriage and lack of access…More

Structural, Attitudinal Barriers Must Be Addressed To Achieve Gender Parity In Africa

Thomson Reuters Foundation: International Women’s Day: a chance to reflect on achievements and barriers to gender equality in Africa Toyin Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa “…Although the general continental trend [in Africa] in recent years has been towards gender parity, there remain vast structural and attitudinal barriers that must be addressed. ……More

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