Gulfs in life expectancy, child mortality, and health services are mirrored by gaps in the fields we have traditionally relied upon for solutions: research, medicine, policy and governance. Closing the health divide between peoples means bridging these gaps as well as addressing the social context in which we live: an uneven exposure to global forces - including climate, economic, and political change - that makes the least powerful, the most vulnerable...
The health challenges of our world are not small, but too often our perspectives on these challenges have been too narrow. Confined to discrete categories of geography, diseases and disciplines, our picture of world well-being has missed the very thing that would make global health, global – an integrative point of view that embraces a multidimensional vision of world health.
Today, health must be understood within a worldwide reality of interconnected populations, causes and consequences in which it is no longer relevant to think in terms of discrete conditions, driven by isolated determinants, and addressed by fragmented efforts in research, services, policies and systems.
Source: Harvard Global Health Institute.
Bill and Melinda Gates handed the world a report card last week, assessing its progress on 18 global health indicators: infant mortality, AIDS, vaccine use, smoking rates and so on.
As the last decade’s influenza, Ebola or Zika crises have shown, threats to public health will increasingly come from the global level. However, the good news for us all is that globalization also offers unique opportunities to improve our world health.
Cycle Technologies deals with the cycle of family planning for women in 60 countries and is committed to addressing the fertility and contraceptive choices of 214 million women around the world who have an “unmet need for contraception” according to the Guttmacher Institute.
The genetic mutation arose 7,300 years ago in just one person in West Africa, scientists reported on Thursday. Its advantage: a shield against rampant malaria.
Seed Global Health helps train a pipeline of future doctors and nurses in partner countries with the idea that they become the future of health leadership. These individuals can not only provide care for the population, but they can be advocates and leaders for change in their country, and they can train their successors and their colleagues.
Data is one of the most promising tools in the medical community’s toolkit to help improve health and reduce healthcare costs around the world—if only its practitioners could figure out data sharing.
In the past few years, a growing body of evidence has emerged bringing to light a significant disparity that exists in the delivery of health care to foreign countries: There are 5 billion people worldwide who do not have access to much-needed safe and affordable surgical and anesthesia services.
By refusing to invest in proven programs and focusing on divisive rhetoric, the president is undermining our nascent global health partnerships.
Infectious-disease outbreaks not only have the potential to destabilize societies, they pose a threat to international economies, as well.
We've made great gains in fighting infectious diseases in the last 50 years—but those gains are fragile.
Laurie Garrett is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, but she could also have a stunning career writing scripts for thrillers.
A food-replacement product is getting a lot of buzz...
We do not know if today’s population of 7 billion is remotely sustainable, or what the limit is.
The latest report on the “global burden of disease” finds air pollution caused the premature deaths of 5.5 million people in 2013, with China just ahead of India in deaths and the two countries together accounting for more than half the global total.
Leading voices answer the question: What single issue matters most for the future of global health?
I predict an Africa where people who meet people with epilepsy will replace ignorance, fear and discrimination with correct information. They will be knowledgeable about how to give basic first aid; they’ll learn that this condition is not contagious — we can touch you, we can eat with you, we can work with you. They’ll know that a seizure and recovery period may last for 20 minutes but then the person with epilepsy will be back and ready to continue to play their part in the development of this great continent.
The Gates Foundation spends more on global health every year than most countries There's no doubt the Gates Foundation has had a profound impact on global health. The sheer scale of its charitable giving is astonishing. It's the largest philanthropic foundation in the world, with an endowment worth $42.9 billion — roughly double the GDP of Uganda.
The goings-on in Gaza are big news right now. But the current flare-up is symptomatic of the perpetual unhealthiness—physical, psychological, and moral—that plagues the region.
350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth.
The Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation is a non-profit Product Development Partnership (PDP) dedicated to the development of effective TB vaccine regimens that will prevent tuberculosis in all age groups and will be affordable, available and adopted worldwide.
We help protect people from malaria. We fund anti-malaria nets specifically long-lasting insecticidal nets, and work with distribution partners to ensure they are used. We track and report on net use and malaria case data.
AHD emphasizes quality care, dignified services, and self-sustainability. It is AHD''s believe that, as a component of social justice, all people have a right to access a certain standard of healthcare services.
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AVERT has HIV and AIDS projects in countries where there is a particularly high rate of infection, such as South Africa, or where there is a rapidly increasing rate of infection such as in India.
BAN works to prevent the globalization of the toxic chemical crisis. We work in opposition to toxic trade in toxic wastes, toxic products and toxic technologies, that are exported from rich to poorer countries. Alternatively, we work to ensure national self-sufficiency in waste management through clean production and toxics use reductions.
Our work begins with Bill and Melinda Gates's belief that all lives have equal value. We think all people deserve the chance to have healthy, productive lives. We have been developing a process that helps us decide how to spend our time, effort, and money so we can accomplish that goal for as many people as possible.
The CSIH is a national non-governmental organization that works domestically and internationally to reduce global health inequities and strengthen health systems.
CGD conducts research and analysis on a wide range of topics related to how policies and actions of the rich and powerful affect poor people in the developing world. Examples include aid effectiveness, climate change, education, globalization, health, migration and trade. Drawing on our research, we actively engage with thought leaders, policymakers, and others to move our ideas to action.
Our mission is to improve access to essential drugs, basic healthcare, and prevention services for children and families in the developing world using business models that are scalable, maintain standards, and achieve economies of scale.
The defining characteristics of the Clinton Global Initiative are its action-oriented nature and its track record of converting pioneering ideas into viable solutions with tangible results. CGI members develop ''commitments to action'', focusing on practical, effective problem-solving measures that can be taken now.
Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK which strives to create a just world free from poverty — and we work 365 days a year to help that vision become a reality.
At Convoy of Hope our goals are to provide help and hope to people in need in the United States and around world through our children's feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.
Cultural Survival advocates for Indigenous Peoples' rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience, since 1972.
The Deworm the World Initiative improves the health and education of school-age children across the globe by supporting governments and development partners to expand school-based deworming programs.
Earth Island Institute develops and supports projects that counteract threats to the biological and cultural diversity that sustain the environment. Through education and activism, these projects promote the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the Earth.
Find a wealth of information about our innovative and cost-effective programs for protecting some of the world's threatened and endangered species, including whales, dolphins, tigers, rhinos, and many others.
The Ellison Medical Foundation supports basic biomedical research on aging relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The Foundation particularly wishes to stimulate new, creative, research that might not be funded by traditional sources or that is often under-funded in the U.S.
Family Health International is a public health and development organization working to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable people. Our 2,500 staff work in 55 countries conducting research and implementing programs that advance public health and build local capacity to address development problems.
Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes...
Fresh Start Surgical Gifts provides free reconstructive plastic surgery and related medical services to disadvantaged children and young people with physical deformities.
Promoting reflection on bioethics and research ethics issues in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) is the largest and most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. With more than 1,000 GBD collaborators from 108 countries participating in the most recent update, we are always working to expand the collaborative network.
The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) is a growing alliance that brings together trade unions, INGOs, the women’s and youth movements, community and faith groups and others to call for action from world leaders in the global North and South to meet their promises to end poverty and inequality.
Global Footprint Network is committed to fostering a world where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the means of Earth's ecological capacity.
The #GlobalGoals are making the Sustainable Development Goals famous in order to end poverty, fight inequality & tackle climate change.
Major areas of expertise include improving our understanding of the promotion of health and wellbeing, the prevention and control of non-communicable conditions, migration and health, addictive behaviours, health systems and financing, health equity and social disadvantage, as well as other related global health issues.
The Global Health Council is the world's largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world.
Global Health Frontline News is an independent nonprofit video news organization. Pioneering a new model of reporting in the public interest, we provide distinctive global health news stories to broadcasters and Internet platforms.
The Global Health Progress initiative seeks to bring research-based biopharmaceutical companies and global health leaders together to improve health in the developing world.
The Ebola crisis in West Africa was both a tragedy and a wakeup call, revealing dangerous deficiencies across global systems to prevent, prepare, and respond to infectious disease crises. To address these shortcomings and inform a more effective response in the future, the National Academy of Medicine convened the Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future (GHRF Commission)—an independent, international group of experts in finance, governance, R&D, health systems, and the social sciences.
Global Health TV enables health organizations and the global health community around the world to share the work they are doing to address complex global health problems with a diverse audience made up of health-care professionals, health foundations, businesses, government agencies, academic institutes and interested parties.
The Global Injury Prevention Network (GIPN) is a global injury and violence prevention mentoring program organized by the Child Injury Prevention Alliance (CIPA). Through a worldwide network of injury and violence prevention organizations, GIPN seeks to facilitate the creation of mentorships which promote skills development through the exchange of experience and information between successful injury prevention organizations and less experienced organizations seeking to develop and implement injury and violence prevention programs.
We connect moms in the U.S. with their peers around the world by sharing our partners’ stories and information with our community in an accessible, inspirational, and most importantly, actionable way. Our community supports the United Nations’ Every Woman Every Child Initiative to help women and children around the world lead healthy lives.
Nearly one in six people suffer from NTDs — bacterial and parasitic diseases that disable people and perpetuate poverty. The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, is dedicated to raising the awareness, political will, and funding required to eliminate these diseases as a public health threat to the world’s poorest communities.
The paramount GNIF mission is the betterment of neurological and mental health patient welfare, education, and research. With the development of novel free and open-access Therapeutic Recreational Centers, health promotion campaigns, and other charitable activities throughout the world, this organization can aid diagnosed individuals and their advocates.
Our goal is to raise public awareness, provide technical assistance, support knowledge sharing, support technical innovation and research and facilitate the provision of humanitarian aid throughout the developing world, with the ultimate goal of providing safe, healthy, drinking water and adequate sanitation in areas where it is not available or where accessibility and supply have been compromised.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Global Affairs provides leadership and expertise in global health diplomacy and policy to protect the well-being of Americans. We coordinate within HHS, the U.S. government, and with other countries on global health and human service issues to foster a healthier nation and world and to advance U.S. interests in development and global health security.
The Global Health Hub is a volunteer-run site that aims to provide an online gateway to news, commentary and resources related to global health. Our team of volunteers publishes original commentary while curating aggregated content from traditional and non-mainstream sources to provide a dynamic information portal for the global health community.
Turn to GlobalPost for world health news reporting. Our foreign correspondents span the continents providing uncommon coverage of international health news. Access in-depth stories, videos, photo essays and blog postings on a variety of global healthcare issues including public health crises, the pharmaceutical industry, illegal drugs, infectious diseases and more.
Google.org aspires to use the power of information and technology to address the global challenges of our age: climate change, poverty and emerging disease.
Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.
Hands for Global Health works to improve the health and welfare of indigenous peoples of Latin America primarily, to empower health professions students from the United States to take leadership roles in global health research and practice in Latin America, and to engage in public health interventions that reach the unreachable.
In its mission, purpose, and priorities, the Institute begins with assumptions that are simultaneously humble and bold: humble, by its recognition of the complex interdependence of fluid populations, shifting conditions, and unevenly applied resources; bold, in its confidence that shared learning, collaborative solutions, and innovative action — designed and fulfilled through principled partnerships across sectors — can overcome inequities to make the world more healthy and more whole.
Here at Health Link we try to be involved in as many projects possible and those that are most important and efficient. We believe as humans it is our duty to help each over and that everyone deserves to be given a chance so we try to get as many people involved as possible.
The first international membership organization fully dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation. In its effort to catalyse research and convene researchers, decisionmakers and implementers, activities will span three broad areas of work: Creating new knowledge;
Supporting knowledge translation through a focus on bridging knowledge creation with practical application; and
Fostering research on the application of new knowledge in real world settings, i.e., implementation science.
Our mission is to empower any individual to make an impact in community and global health. We connect volunteers to health-related volunteering opportunities for free—anywhere, any time, and for any length of time. We aim to become the de-facto non-profit organization and website for health-related volunteers and workers anywhere in the world.
Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures. We educate parents, support protective policies, and engage communities to make responsible decisions.
Heifer has learned over the years that a holistic approach is necessary in order to build sustainable communities. So we''ve developed a set of global initiatives areas of emphasis that must be addressed if we're to meet our mission of ending world hunger and poverty and caring for the earth.
Benefiting Humanity Through Health and Peace...The Institute places emphasis on using the creative portion of our minds in medicine and life. Each person creates within the limits of his or her knowledge and capability.
News and analysis of global health and the fight against poverty.
Humans for a Healthier World is a nonprofit organization promoting the Mission Statement for Humanity.(link is external) By promoting this mission statement, we hope to avoid serious resource declines, promote better standards of living, and mitigate and even eliminate the possibility of a self-induced annihilation throughout the world.
The Institute for OneWorld Health will serve as a positive agent for change by saving lives, improving health, and fulfilling the promise of medicine for those most in need.
InterAction is an alliance organization in Washington, D.C. of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Our 180-plus members work around the world. What unites us is a commitment to working with the world's poor and vulnerable, and a belief that we can make the world a more peaceful, just and prosperous place – together.
IAPB’s mission is to eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness and visual impairment by bringing together governments and non-governmental agencies to facilitate the planning, development and implementation of sustainable national eye care programmes.
Inspiring, promoting and supporting continuous improvement in the quality and safety of healthcare worldwide.
IntraHealth International is dedicated to providing health care workers around the globe with the training, support and infrastructure they need to solve their own communities' critical public health issues. We believe in a world where all people have an equal opportunity for health and well-being.
The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to inspiring a national movement to change the way America eats by educating and empowering people with the skills to change the way they eat in the pursuit of healthier foods.
A peer-reviewed journal published by the Edinburgh University Global Health Society, a not-for-profit organization registered in the UK. We publish editorials, news, viewpoints, original research and review articles in two issues per year.
Our mission is to serve the community of researchers, funding agencies, international organizations, policy-makers and other stakeholders in the field of international health...
Filling the need for trusted information on global health policy.
Link TV broadcasts programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. Founded in 1999, Link TV provides a unique perspective on international news, current events, and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the US media.
An estimated 3 BILLION PEOPLE watched LIVE 8 the greatest, greatest show on Earth. They came together with one message - make poverty history.
Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths. A non-profit, non-governmental organization, Malaria No More makes high-yield investments of time and capital to speed progress, unlock resources, mobilize new assets and spur the world toward reaching this goal.
The Millennium Project was commissioned by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2002 to recommend a concrete action plan for the world to reverse the grinding poverty, hunger and disease affecting billions of people.
NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.
NeverAgain.org is creating innovative technologies designed for human protection and molding private sector information technology solutions to the humanitarian community’s needs.
Select reports on global health issues.
The ONE Campaign seeks to raise public awareness about the issues of global poverty, hunger, disease and efforts to fight such problems in developing countries.
One Billion Rising is the beginning of the new world ignited by a new energy. It is not the end of a struggle but the escalation of it, so V-Day asks those who rose around the globe to take a simple pledge, to do one thing in the next year to end violence against women. It could be a simple action, or a monumental one; personal, or political; quiet or loud, but these actions — taken together — will create change.
The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. The synergism achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care.
We're saving lives, revitalizing communities & transforming global health.
Breaking global health issues and news.
Working to eliminate the dangers of toxic pesticides, our exposure to them, and their presence in the environment where we live and work. Nationally and globally, PAN-UK promote safer alternatives, the production of healthy food, and sustainable farming.
A tolerably good human future is possible if we work together toward it. It’s not a question of predicting. It’s a question of deciding.
PROJECT C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief & Equipment) was founded in 1987 to help meet the need for medical supplies, equipment and services around the world. PROJECT C.U.R.E. builds sustainable healthcare infrastructure by providing the medical supplies and equipment that medical personnel need to deliver healthcare to their communities.
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
ReproLinePlus provides the global health community with information, expertise and opportunities to support high quality health systems in limited-resource settings.
We are a nonprofit grassroots advocacy organization committed to creating the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty. RESULTS is committed to individuals exercising their personal and political power by lobbying elected officials.
Right To Play's mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease in disadvantaged communities.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost 1 million children die of injuries each year.
Global issues that affect us all.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.
We strive to strengthen health education and delivery in places facing a dire shortage of health professionals by working with partner countries to meet their long-term health care human resource needs.
Seva Canada is a Vancouver-based charitable organization whose mission is to restore sight and prevent blindness in the developing world.
Working in nine countries in addition to the United States, Seva Foundation supports projects in the area of health and wellness, community development, environmental protection and cultural preservation.
Shot@Life educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. A national call to action for a global cause, the campaign rallies the American public, members of Congress, and civil society partners around the fact that together, we can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines. By encouraging Americans to learn about, advocate for, and donate to vaccines, Shot@Life aims to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life.
Created by Grammy award-winning artist John Legend, the Show Me Campaign is a nonprofit organization that fights poverty using proven solutions. Believing that equal access to quality education is the civil rights issue of our time, the Show Me Campaign fights for education reform in the United States. In Africa, Show Me works with Millennium Promise to provide clean water, health care, education and other basic tools that break the cycle of poverty. Please join us!
Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
Founded in 2006 as the Society of Global Health Researchers in Action, SOGHR is now a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enrich and support tomorrow's global researchers and policy thinkers in their quest to become great stewards of the health of our planet.
The Task Force for Global Health provides all people with opportunities to lead healthy, productive lives.
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
The Climate Reality Project is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis.
By giving grants to organisations, championing charitable causes, advocacy, campaigning and awareness-raising, the Fund works to secure sustainable improvements in the lives of the most disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.
Awards grants to humanitarian organizations supporting victims of war and natural disasters, providing HIV/AIDS care and research and addressing human rights violations occurring around the world.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need.
The Groundwater Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and motivating people to care for and about groundwater.
Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, JGI is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. We are creating healthy ecosystems, promoting sustainable livelihoods and nurturing new generations of committed, active citizens around the world.
Loka works to make science and technology more responsive to social and environmental concerns by expanding opportunities for grassroots, public-interest group, everyday citizen, and worker involvement in vital facets of science and technology practices and policies.
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
The Pachamama Alliance is based on the recognition that those of us in the modern world share a deep connection with the people who call the rainforest their home-each of us having a critical stake in the health and well being of this vital element in our global life support system.
TRIO is an independent, not-for-profit, international organization committed to improving the quality of life of transplant candidates, recipients, their families and the families of organ and tissue donors.
Trust for America's Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.
TBVI is an independent non-profit foundation that facilitates the development of new vaccines to protect future generations against tuberculosis.
It's our single most bountiful resource. Yet, water is a daily privilege millions take for granted. The little known truth is that lack of clean and accessible drinking water is the second largest worldwide killer of children under five. To address this situation, a nationwide effort is launching during World Water Week called the Tap Project.....
Unite For Sight supports eye clinics worldwide by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care.
Join the winning team that will beat malaria. We have the tools and the momentum. Now we need you.
The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.
Improves access to healthcare around the world. We partner with governments, businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations to improve the performance and reliability of health systems in the most inaccessible and isolated last mile communities.
Together with its members and supporters from around the world, and in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), it runs the VISION 2020 global initiative. IAPB is a registered charity in the UK and works with its members to address and arrest avoidable blindness around the world. It also works to ensure that those with unavoidable vision loss live to their full potential.
A new and innovative, nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing free medical and dental care to underserved and impoverished areas worldwide.
With a commitment to protect 25 percent of the world’s biodiversity, we address four of the biggest issues facing wildlife and wild places: climate change; natural resource exploitation; the connection between wildlife health and human health; and the sustainable development of human livelihoods.
World health report, first published in 1995, is WHO's leading publication. The report combines an expert assessment of global health, including statistics relating to all countries, with a focus on a specific subject. The main purpose of the report is to provide countries, donor agencies, international organizations and others with the information they need to help them make policy and funding decisions. The report is also offered to a wider audience, from universities, teaching hospitals and schools, to journalists and the public at large - anyone, in fact, with a professional or personal interest in international health issues.
Founded in 2010, WorldMomsBlog.com is a collaborative international website which writes from over 20 countries on the topics of motherhood, culture, human rights and social good.
Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.