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  • Ending the TB EpidemicInvesting in NutritionThe Power of Vaccines Grace Virtue, Ph.D.

    Extreme poverty in Haiti: Why we must do more to end it

    Posted by Grace Virtue, Ph.D. on Jan 23, 2017  | 

    Throughout the world, particularly in the Global South, millions of people begin each day struggling with how to satisfy their most basic needs. Where to get food or water. Making do with non-existent or communal sanitary facilities. Limited or no access to dental or medical care. High exposure to contagious diseases. The constant threat of conflict or disasters — which is never far removed from situations of extreme poverty. Read more

  • Posted by Grace Virtue, Ph.D. on Dec 01, 2016  | 

    World AIDS Day, observed December 1st, is an opportunity both to call attention to the continuing challenges to end infections globally, and in the case of Haiti, to shed new light on the link between poverty, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and other diseases, and the need for deep and coordinated efforts across the issues. Read more

  • The Power of Vaccines Heather Teixeira

    We can end pneumonia now

    Posted by Heather Teixeira on Nov 11, 2016  | 

    Last year, nearly a million children under five around the globe died from pneumonia. Despite a vaccine and antibiotic treatment that makes pneumonia both preventable and easily treated, it kills more children each year than either HIV, tuberculosis, or malaria. It’s unconscionable that children still die in such large numbers from something we can prevent and treat. On Saturday, November 12th, we will observe World Pneumonia Day to raise awareness of this injustice. Read more

  • Investing in Nutrition Kate Goertzen

    ACTION Wrap Up: SUN Global Gathering

    Posted by Kate Goertzen on Nov 13, 2015  | 

    This year’s SUN Global Gathering was a jam-packed convening of governments, civil society, UN, donors, and private sector allies for nutrition. Read more

  • Posted on Jun 08, 2015  | 

    For one in four children in the world, and up to one in two children in East African countries, chronic malnutrition will lead to permanent stunting of their brains and bodies. Read more

  • Posted by GHA France on Apr 28, 2015  | 

    Measles moves fast. The highly contagious virus can strike anywhere at any time, be it in Nigerian refugee camps or California’s Disneyland Read more

  • The Power of Vaccines Hannah Bowen

    What About the Fifth Child?

    Posted by Hannah Bowen on Apr 23, 2015  | 

    As a child, I learned pretty quickly that Bowen was a lucky last name to be born with. Read more

  • Posted by Angela Pereira on Apr 07, 2015  | 

    For World Health Day, ACTION sat down with James Adede, a nutrition advocate in Kenya, to discuss his work to improve funding for nutrition in Kenya. Read more