By Ayodamola OwoseyeThere is new hope for Africa in the fight against Meningitis as health experts from across the world have pledged to ensure that the killer disease is eliminated from the 'meningitis belt' in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.
By Michel SidibéSince the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic, many communities of faith have supported millions of people living with HIV and kept future generations free from HIV through their prevention efforts.
By Dr Jakaya Mrisho KikweteEach year, 1 million newborns die during their first day of life, 1.3 million babies are stillborn, and more than 300,000 mothers die during pregnancy and childbirth. That's about as many deaths as the entire population of Namibia.
By Joakim ReiterEvery day, about 830 women die due to complications related to pregnancy or childbirth around the world. The suffering is completely unnecessary. Every day, about 830 women die due to complications related to pregnancy or childbirth around the world. For each death there are many more women who suffer traumatic, life-changing injuries due to pregnancy and childbirth. These figures are tragic, particularly when you consider that the majority of the cases occur in developing countries and almost all of them are preventable.
By Bill and Melinda GatesThe two of us have spent nearly every day of the past 17 years working on the fight against disease and poverty, but today, we are concerned. After a generation of historic progress, the world’s commitment to helping its poorest people is more uncertain than at any time since we started our foundation.
New Findings on How Conservatives Perceive Global Nutrition Show that “Feeding the Hungry” Not a Strong Impetus to Engage
Sep 12 2017
By Melany EthridgeHope Through Healing Hands presented the latest findings of an important study on perceptions about international nutrition to key leaders in Washington, D.C., last week, with the goal of educating organizations promoting global nutrition about successful messaging for stronger advocacy, legislation, and funding for the issue. The study was funded by the Eleanor Crook Foundation, and it was conducted by executive director Jenny Eaton Dyer, Ph.D., and Brian L. Heuser, Ed.D of Vanderbilt University.
By Ryan Van NostrandThis week was an interesting week. During clinic days there were a number of good ultrasound teaching
cases including a DVT US which was positive. There was a unique opportunity to go the regional hospital
in Linden which is a mining town and more resource poor in terms of medical care.