The Walgreen Co.‘s “Get a Shot. Give a Shot.” campaign stretches across the great divide separating the United States from developing countries by encouraging Americans to receive vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every vaccine delivered by Walgreens in the U.S. results in a child receiving one in Chad or Tanzania in Africa, […]
A Decatur-based global health nonprofit today joined the exclusive ranks of Hilton Humanitarian Prize awardees, receiving $2 million along with a prestigious designation won by only 20 other organizations ever.
A small group of the Planet Water Foundation team were in the Dominican Republic, when one asked “How long do you think it would take to build a single AquaTower?” Since first developing their AquaTowers in 2008, the Planet Water Foundation had completed some 700 projects and their staff had become so good at building […]
As the U.N. Security Council deliberates about what to do about the carnage in Syria and elsewhere, speakers at the 5th Atlanta Global Health Summit agreed that the world has fallen into “an age of barbarism” where health providers along with women and children are killed indiscriminately. Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and […]
With Europe‘s refugee crisis taking over the world’s attention, the crisis in northeastern Nigeria slips below the headlines even though the Boko Haram terrorists have displaced 1.5 million people who are unable to leave an area that is pockmarked with burnt villages and destroyed schools. It is these “displaced people” that Princess Modupe Ozolua […]
The recipient of this year’s International Award from the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,, faces on a daily basis the world’s severest maladies. Be they turberculosis, drug addictions, ebola and zika viruses, car crashes, smoking, polio, obesity — all of which he has been forced […]
At least one Atlanta-based refugee resettlement agency is forming a “contingency plan” for a possible Donald Trump presidency, given the billionaire businessman’s proposals to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S. and his plans to send Syrian refugees back home.
Hermano Telles Ribeiro, Consul General of Brazil to the Southeast, discusses how Brazil is making the Rio Olympic Games an inhospitable place for the mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus and working hand-in-hand with the U.S. on prevention efforts.
A Georgia State University professor’s efforts to intensify ties with northeastern Brazil have a timing problem: the area is one of the hardest-hit by the mosquito-borne Zika virus now spreading throughout the hemisphere.
Jimmy Carter is in the United Kingdom this week drumming up further support for his Atlanta-based nonprofit’s efforts to wipe out tropical diseases. The former U.S. president gave a nearly half-hour speech to the House of Lords in London, held in the ornate Robing Room, to gather momentum for the final push to eradicate Guinea […]