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How Empowered Women Changed the World

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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Working Together to Stop Kala-azar

Partners in India are making huge progress toward eliminating kala-azar using simple tools and the power of partnership.

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Improving sexual and reproductive health and rights for young adolescents in Kenya

The underlying causes for adolescent pregnancy and resulting school dropout are complex and include issues such as parent-child communication, gender inequity, a lack of services and high-quality comprehensive sexuality education for young adolescents (aged 10-14 years). With the majority of Kenya's population under 25 years, and two out of every five people under the age of 15, there is an urgent need for change.

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How to Prevent the Next Health Crisis

Nearly 22 million children around the world were not vaccinated last year. This represents a completely man-made real health threat, and could end up being far more destructive than the current Ebola epidemic.

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Addressing the Ebola Crisis

The seriousness of the Ebola outbreak is a powerful reminder that infectious diseases can strike people anywhere.

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MCHIP and Partners Advance the Use of Antenatal Corticosteroids

Death from complications of pre-term birth is the leading cause of newborn mortality in the Philippines and worldwide. Many of these deaths can be prevented with an inexpensive medication called dexamethasone—a common antenatal corticosteroids.

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