Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
In Haiti, aid workers may have saved thousands of lives by tracking the cell phones of displaced citizens.
The world is facing a "global human rights emergency in mental health," says the World Health Organization (WHO) via the Guardian. It's a quiet crisis keeping millions out of the global marketplace.
Many of us dream of bending it like Beckham. But star-quality soccer — football, to most of its 250 million players worldwide — is almost impossible without a healthy childhood.
Even in the most remote parts of Kenya, there are little shops that sell sodas and mobile phone cards. But too often, the pharmacies of the nation's clinics and public hospitals are empty.
In the United States, missing close to two months of school every year might get you expelled. For millions of women and girls in the developing world, it's a routine.
Diagnosing diseases, running blood work and monitoring brain activity -- yup, there will be an app for that. And unlike Angry Birds, it might save lives.
Sanergy (sanitation+energy) is an MIT-based start-up with a mission: Employ sewage. Produce jobs. One glorified outhouse at a time.
Wildfires in Russia. Revolution in the Middle East. Rising oil prices — these seemingly unconnected events have cumulated in a weak global harvest that will place additional burden on families whose budgets are already stretched thin.
Global poverty just rose by 21 percent, if you take into account “multidimensional poverty,” according to a recent The Christian Science Monitor article.
When inflation climbs so high that your national bank notes lose their value, how do you pay for a visit to the doctor?
Medical experts fear that clauses in the EU-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) could leave millions of the world's most vulnerable people without access to the lifeline India presently provides: cheap, generic medic
What do you get when you combine 120,000 data points measuring 200 years of income and life expectancy data for 200 countries with the creative genius of global health expert Hans Rosling? This. Watch.
“The Sleeping Giant is awake,” declares ABC reporter Diane Sawyer, who's reporting from Shanghai this week.
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