Can $1 Really Save a Life?

Can $1 really save a life? Global malaria eradication NGO, Malaria No More, says yes. With Power of One (Po1), Malaria No More’s new, innovative campaign that takes the power of people’s desire to do good coupled with a low price point to online and mobile philanthropy, Malaria No More is on a mission to close the perpetual gaps between malaria testing and treatment in some of … Continue reading Can $1 Really Save a Life?

Sanitation Wisdom from a Zambian Chief #ZambiaHealth

As you may know I am in Zambia with the International Reporting Project as a New Media fellow. Ten of us are here in the country to report on HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other rarely covered stories in the region. Yesterday we visited Macha, a small Southern province town 60 miles from the nearest city, Choma. Macha is the home of the Malaria Institute at … Continue reading Sanitation Wisdom from a Zambian Chief #ZambiaHealth

Reporting from Zambia with the International Reporting Project

As I mentioned a few weeks ago I will be reporting from Zambia as an International Reporting Project Zambia Fellow starting on July 15. I will be in Africa with nine stellar new media journalists. We all have our own beats and will report on different angles about HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. I personally will report on how these infectious diseases acutely affect mothers and … Continue reading Reporting from Zambia with the International Reporting Project

George W. Bush Praises Zambia’s HIV/ AIDS National Efforts

In less than a month I will join nine other new media journalists on a reporting trip to Zambia as an International Reporting Zambia Fellow. We will be charged with learning more about HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis and their affects on the  Zambian citizens, report on the problems and Zambia’s national and community-led efforts to combat them. Leading up to, during, and after our trip … Continue reading George W. Bush Praises Zambia’s HIV/ AIDS National Efforts

Key Tweets from the #MalariaBuzz Twitter Chat

Today the world’s largest NGOs that work to fight malaria hosted an informative Twitter chat about malaria’s devastating effects on women, men, and children as well as facts to stop the spread of the global, 100% preventable disease. Below are key tweets from the daylong chat and relevant infographics from our friends at Jhpiego. You can continue to follow the conversation at #malariabuzz. Continue reading Key Tweets from the #MalariaBuzz Twitter Chat

[Photos] An Historical Look at Tuberculosis

Yesterday marked World TB Day. There is still much to be done to eradicate the infectious disease globally. Here in the United States, TB rates remain around 3.4 cases per 100,000 people. And 62% of TB cases in the United States are from foreign-born persons. While tuberculosis was rampant in the early to mid part of the twentieth century in the United States, TB has … Continue reading [Photos] An Historical Look at Tuberculosis

10 Global Development Stories to be Thankful For

Typically when we think of global development we focus on everything that is wrong because the challenges are so great. Rarely are the successes celebrated because with every move towards a goal there is still so much to do. Today we are featuring those stories that have been more about success than failure; more about moving forward than moving backward even if the net result … Continue reading 10 Global Development Stories to be Thankful For

Take a Minute to #EndMalaria for World Malaria Day

Did you know that a child dies from malaria every minute? That is a pretty startling statistic! Our partner Malaria No More has teamed up with the United Nations Special Envoy for Malaria to kick off the #EndMalaria campaign for World Malaria Day celebrated tomorrow, April 25. The #EndMalaria campaign is an online and mobile effort to get more mosquito nets into hands of people … Continue reading Take a Minute to #EndMalaria for World Malaria Day

New Solutions to Global Problems: Watch TEDxChange Live – April 5

Next Thursday, April 5, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and TED will partner to host their annual TEDxChange event, this year in Berlin, Germany. TEDxChange is a partnership between TED and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to bring forth new ideas to tackle global problems. [When to Watch]: Watch TEDxChange live on Facebook on Thursday, April 5 at 8:30am PST/11:30am EST/5:30 CET. This year’s theme is The … Continue reading New Solutions to Global Problems: Watch TEDxChange Live – April 5

Today is World TB Day

You probably don’t know that much of the world is adversely affected by the age-old infectious disease, tuberculosis. In fact, it is the second largest killer of adults behind HIV/AIDS and based on data from the Stop Tuberculosis Partnership most children do not get diagnosed with TB because of lack of access to health care. 200 children die each day from tuberculosis. According to the … Continue reading Today is World TB Day

Child in African Hospital - Copyright (Malaria No More)

Why Bed Nets in the Developing World Are So Vital

Did you know that 91% of all malaria deaths occur in Africa*? Or, that the mosquito that transmits malaria only bites from dusk until dawn? Until there is a viable, clinically-tested vaccine for malaria bed nets are the only saving grace for children whose immune systems are too weak to fight off the deadly disease. Our partner, Malaria No More, is determined to end malaria in … Continue reading Why Bed Nets in the Developing World Are So Vital

New Partner Announcement – Shot at Life

Did you know 1.7 million children in developing nations will die this year because they don’t have access to life-saving vaccines? How can this be changed, you ask? Lives can be saved by simply administering vaccines to children who are most vulnerable to life-threatening diseases like malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea, and polio. It’s that easy. I am happy to announce that we have partnered with Shot at … Continue reading New Partner Announcement – Shot at Life

Interviewing Peg Willingham, Shot at Life’s Executive Director

In many developing nations children are born with a distinct disadvantage: the risk of dying from pneumonia or diarrhea, the two leading causes of death for children in the third world. If these children are fortunate enough to escape the grip of those two infectious diseases they may come down with malaria or measles, or be crippled by polio. Young lives teeter between life and … Continue reading Interviewing Peg Willingham, Shot at Life’s Executive Director

Action Campaign – Spread the Word About Malaria No More’s ‘Dream Big for Africa’ Campaign

Last week our partner Malaria No More launched their “Dream Big for Africa’ campaign. Anyone who texts “Dream” to 85944 will donate $10 to Malaria No More and be automatically entered to win a trip to Africa with Smash star Katharine McPhee.  Spread the word on Twitter with this tweet: Text DREAM to 85944 to donate $10 to @MalariaNoMore and be entered to win a … Continue reading Action Campaign – Spread the Word About Malaria No More’s ‘Dream Big for Africa’ Campaign

New Partner Announcement – Malaria No More

I am excited to announce that Mom Bloggers for Social Good has officially partnered with Malaria No More. Malaria No More is determined to help the world reach the global goal of near zero malaria deaths by 2015. Malaria No More leverages high-impact communications to engage the world, global advocacy to rally leadership and strategic investments to accelerate progress. For more information, visit http://www.MalariaNoMore.org, read … Continue reading New Partner Announcement – Malaria No More