Brazilian Study Of Babies Born With Microcephaly Finds 'Profound Abnormalities' : Goats and Soda Gleyse Kelly da Silva holds her daughter, Maria Giovanna, who was born with microcephaly. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption toggle caption Felipe Dana/AP Gleyse Kelly da Silva holds her daughter, Maria Giovanna, who was born with microcephaly.
Why Companies Need to Take a Fresh Look at Innovation November 15, 2018 Posted by the Blue Ocean Team How did Apple rise from the brink of bankruptcy in 1997 to become the first U.S. company with a market value of US$1 trillion this year? Water Use Statistics - Worldometer Global Water Use Total: 3,996,757,700,000 cubic meters Definitions A Report Covers The Reasons That Millions Of Kids Die Or Suffer. But All The News Isn't Gloomy : Goats and Soda China is one of the countries where childhood mortality is dropping. Above, students practice martial arts. ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images China is one of the countries where childhood mortality is dropping.
The Global Goals The second annual Goalkeepers will take place the 25-26th of September, at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, as world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly. The Global Goals Awards ceremony will be held on the evening of the 25th, followed by a daytime event on the 26th. For more information on Goalkeepers '18, visit the new website here. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation started Goalkeepers last year because, despite remarkable advances in the fight against poverty, inequality and disease, the job is not yet finished. Progress is possible, but it is not inevitable and that’s why Goalkeepers was designed. It is a catalyst for action, bringing leaders from around the world to share what is working, what’s not and to forge new partnerships for action.
Zika Virus Expected to Spread Through the Americas The World Health Organization warned Monday of the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus through the Americas, as scientists rush to better understand the disease’s suspected links to a surge in fetal deformities in Brazil and governments issue travel warnings to pregnant women. Brazilian health officials believe Zika has caused a spike in the number of babies born with microcephaly, a condition in which a baby’s brain and head don’t develop to a healthy size, leading to brain damage. Nearly 4,000 cases of microcephaly have been tracked since the outbreak began—more than 30 times the number in a typical year, Reuters reported.
BREAKING: Electrify Africa passes the House! You helped make this happen Editor’s Note: Global citizens took 33,214 actions in support of this campaign with ONE. This bill will help sub-Saharan African countries modernize their power infrastructure and increase their access to electricity—saving lives, strengthening education, alleviating extreme poverty, and accelerating growth and development. The legislation passed the Senate in December and heads now to the White House for President Obama’s signature. We couldn’t have done it without you. For the past four years, ONE members have signed petitions, written letters, sent tweets, and made calls in an effort to ask Congress to pass this bill. It wasn’t easy. The World Bank Is Turning 70. Do We Still Need It? The World Bank opened in 1946 to finance a global economy just emerging from colonization and warfare and just embarking on the Cold War. Today the global development landscape is radically different, and capital circles the globe at volumes unthinkable back then. Why keep the World Bank now? That’s the question asked in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives.
This Repo Man Goes After Officials Who Misuse Money Meant To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria : Goats and Soda No, he didn't repossess this car from a corrupt official. As a hobby, global health avenger Cees Klumper fixes up classic cars. This one is the actual El Camino used in the TV series My Name Is Earl. Klumper tracked it down and had it shipped to Geneva.
Analysis: Is the Miracle of Microfinance Illusory? by S Kulkami (philadelphia and boston)Wednesday, October 07, 2015Inter Press Service PHILADELPHIA AND BOSTON, Oct 07 (IPS) - Mohammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, transformed the lives of millions of poor women through unsecured micro loans or micro credit to self-help groups. Microcredit evolved into microfinance that also includes savings and basic forms of insurance and transfer mechanisms. Within a few years, microfinance became a global phenomenon. Although microfinance continues to grow, the enthusiasm for it shows signs of waning. In recent years, there has been a great deal of scepticism regarding the "miracle" of microfinance. In Her Own Voice: Rediscover the Magic of Play In the DYL for Women workshop, we hear from many women that sharing their individual story is an important step in being accountable to the process of Life Design. Nicole Ralston shares her experience after participating in the San Francisco workshop in February 2019. My name is Nicole, and I’m a former high school math teacher turned full-time mom. Last year, I thought about returning to work and was determined to find a new career that allowed me to have a flexible schedule, but I had no idea what that looked like.