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VIDEO: Memorial Day

As we commemorate Memorial Day, check out this blog post and video from our friends at the Truman National Security Project: On Memorial Day, we join together across the United States and commemorate the men and women of the armed services who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their country. The video above is brought&he......
Micro hydro power lights up life in Africa

Micro hydro power lights up life in Africa

ONE is inviting friends and supporters to share ideas on how to provide energy for the world’s poorest people as part of our Energy Poverty Challenge. In this piece, Ernest Mupunga, Southern Africa Director of international development charity Practical Action, discusses how small access to energy is challenging poverty and......
Why Congress’ support for polio eradication means so much to me

Why Congress’ support for polio eradication means so much to me

By Grant Wilkins, past RI director and member of the Rotary Club of Denver, Colorado. This piece was originally posted on the Rotary Voices blog. In 1951, as a young father of three children ages 5, 2 and 3 months (the youngest born prematurely and still in the hospital), I contracted Bulbar Polio. My throat…...
Ghana rolls out vaccines against two top killers of children

Ghana rolls out vaccines against two top killers of children

Guest blog post from the GAVI Alliance Today marks a milestone for Ghana, with the West African nation making an unprecedented step towards saving the lives of its children from two of the biggest child killers in the country, through the simultaneous introduction of two new vaccines. Pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines will ......
A Hindu call to action for World Malaria Day

A Hindu call to action for World Malaria Day

This post from Padma Kuppa is part of a larger blog series on faith and the fight against malaria ahead of World Malaria Day. Get involved in Faith at ONE’s “Shine a Light on Malaria” campaign on their website. Om asato mā sadgamaya, Tamaso mā jyotir gamaya, Mṛtyormā’mṛtaṁ gamaya, Om śāntiḥ, śāntiḥ, ......
Vitamin A cassava for better nutrition in Nigeria

Vitamin A cassava for better nutrition in Nigeria

This blog post is a collaboration between IITA, Harvest Plus and ONE. Nigeria officially released three Vitamin A cassava varieties on December 7th, 2011. This is huge news. It’s not every day that a new variety of cassava, a staple root crop in much of Africa, (let alone three!) sets the stage for helping more…...

The Promising Game-Changers in Global Development: Social Innovators

Paul S. Mason, president and CEO of independent broadcaster and media organization Link TV, shares insights about the value of social innovation in addressing some of the world’s toughest global poverty challenges. Link TV’s ViewChange project collaborated with McKinsey & Company’s Social Sector Office a......
Stuck in the bottom of your stocking: A smarter business model for USAID

Stuck in the bottom of your stocking: A smarter business model for USAID

This piece by Gregory Adams was originally published on Oxfam America’s Politics of Poverty blog. Most people probably weren’t paying attention to the Washington Post business page on Dec 25. (Myself, I was trying to corral two toddlers and navigate a sea of Legos and torn paper). But for people in poor countries who ......
Remembering what’s possible

Remembering what’s possible

Rachel Wilson, senior director of advocacy and public policy at PATH, explains why supporting foreign assistance not only saves and improves lives, but also improves morale here at home. Rachel’s quilt patch This year, I commemorated World AIDS Day at ONE and (RED)’s event in Washington, DC, where I listened to sittin......
Sakila the life-saver

Sakila the life-saver

Rachel Maranto of Save the Children shares some good news for maternal health from an unlikely place: Afghanistan.   Sakila. Photo credit: Rachel Maranto/Save the ChildrenThis is Sakila. Fourteen years ago she nearly died giving birth to her son. “I was giving birth at home, there were complications and I fell unconsci......
The dragon and how to kill it

The dragon and how to kill it

Dan Haseltine, lead singer of Jars of Clay and founder of Blood: Water Mission, reflects on his experience at ONE and (RED)’s World AIDS Day event, and compares the HIV/AIDS epidemic to a dragon. I’m sitting in a mostly quiet airport eating an international dinner (read: China Panda), trying to remember names and face......
Guiding Women and the World to Halt Pediatric HIV by 2015

Guiding Women and the World to Halt Pediatric HIV by 2015

mothers2mothers works to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV – and sustain the long-term health of women and children – by addressing the needs of HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers. Its simple and effective “Mentor Mother” model is a critical part of the global effort to eliminate new cases of pediat......
World AIDS Day Vigil in DC

World AIDS Day Vigil in DC

Last night, after the excitement of ONE and (RED)’s World AIDS Day event, I had the chance to join with ONE members and others at the Whitman-Walker Health Annual World AIDS Day Vigil in Washington, DC....
A personal timeline of HIV achievements

A personal timeline of HIV achievements

Every day this week, we’ll be highlighting a personal story from our new AIDS report, “Progress. Proof. Promise.” Dr. Coceka Mnyani, head of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV program at the Anova Health Institute, South Africa, shares her personal timeline of AIDS progress since 2007. In Soweto, Joha......
A mother’s fight to end pediatric AIDS comes to Capitol Hill

A mother’s fight to end pediatric AIDS comes to Capitol Hill

Guest blogger Jen Pollakusky of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) shares the amazing story of Florence Ngobeni-Allen, who spoke at ONE and (RED)’s World AIDS Day event this morning. This post was originally published on EGPAF’s Foundation blog. In honor of World AIDS Day, the Elizabeth Glaser ......
President George W. Bush: Mobilizing a global response

President George W. Bush: Mobilizing a global response

Every day this week, we’ll be highlighting a personal story from our new AIDS report, “Progress. Proof. Promise.” In this essay, former President George W. Bush discusses the impact that PEPFAR has had on the fight against AIDS. In 2001, an AIDS pandemic threatened to destroy a generation of Africans. In country after c......