Melinda Gates Shares Passion for Work of Nonprofit, Goals of Annual Gates Letter
The nonprofit Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is celebrating its 15th anniversary by making big bets on key breakthroughs by 2030, such as forecasting the eradication of diseases including polio , improving innovation in farming in Africa to reduce malnutrition, the creation of better software to
Neglected Tropical Diseases: How You Can Help
By DR. AJANTA PATEL For a billion people around the globe, everyday activities like eating, drinking and walking pose a serious health risk. They lead to serious debilitating diseases that can last a lifetime. On Tuesday, ABC News’ chief health and medical correspondent, Dr. Richard...
Tropical Diseases Infect 1 in 6 People Worldwide
There are so many things we take for granted in America. One of them is that our children are not regularly infected by one of the tropical diseases so common among the world’s poorest people. When I was just starting my career in medicine, I...
Breaking the Spell: Can the Turkana Be Freed from Hunger?
By Phyllis Nyambura/AMREF OPINION Turkana, ‘a land of milk and honey’ in Northern Kenya, marked by irony. In the mid-18th century a group of energetic warriors decided to break off from the Karamajong community in north-eastern Uganda and migrate to the Turkana area, which was...
'This Is a Soul: This Mission of Rick Hodes' by Marilyn Berger
Rick Hodes, an American doctor, tries to save the world one life at a time. Hodes arrived in Africa nearly 30 years ago and stayed to help the impoverished children. In "This Is a Soul" author Marilyn Berger narrates Hodes' journey, the people he met and the lives he saved through the work he
One in Four Teen Girls Have STDs
Almost 20 percent get infected within one year of starting to have sex, CDC report says.
Chlamydia Infection May Play Role in Type of Arthritis
Study ties bacterial exposure to tender joints in group of inflammatory diseases.
Less Than Half of Young Women Screened for Chlamydia
Sexually active females risk infertility, ectopic pregnancy from the infection, CDC warns.
Annual Trachoma Treatments May Be Unnecessary
One or 2 rounds of antibiotics sufficient to treat eye disease, study finds.
Biannual Antibiotics May Cut Major Cause of Blindness in Africa
Ocular strain of chlamydia responds well to expanded treatment, report says.