Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health
Going back at least to Thomas Malthus, who published his An Essay on the Principle of Population in 1798, people have worried about doomsday scenarios in which food supply can’t keep up with population growth.
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July 22, 2014 / Tommy Clark
What if the pathway to a medical procedure that could prevent HIV infections started on a soccer pitch? With a long-term objective of eradicating HIV in Zimbabwe, Grassroot Soccer initiated a series of trials utilizing its Make The Cut (MTC) curriculum
to prompt young men in Zimbabwe to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). Through soccer drills and activities, the program teaches these men about the benefits of VMMC, which has proven to reduce the transmission of HIV (Auvert B et al, Randomized,
controlled intervention trial of male circumcision for reduction of HIV infection risk, 2005.
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July 22, 2014 / Bryan Callahan
Last week, I boarded a flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne, skimmed the official program of the 20th International AIDS Conference, circled a few of the stories I wanted to cover, and went to sleep. By the time I landed, the lead story had changed.
July 22, 2014 / David J. Olson
Earlier this year, I met Eugene and Dominique at a drop-in center for men who have sex with men (MSM) outside Nairobi, Kenya. Eugene, 23, comes to the center regularly to get condoms, lubricants and HIV counseling and testing, and has brought other gay
men to the center. So far, he is HIV-negative.
July 11, 2014 / James Robertson
What would it take to have an impact on the HIV epidemic in India’s highest burden states at a scale usually expected only of government? The Avahan initiative spent the last decade finding out.
July 10, 2014 / Lance Gordon
For the nearly three billion people worldwide who live at risk of dengue fever – a mosquito-transmitted disease that is a leading cause of severe illness and death in more than 100 countries – prospects for the development of the first effective dengue
vaccine brightened considerably today.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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