The unfolding outbreak of measles across the country has focused attention on whether parents should get their children vaccinated against measles and other diseases. This is a question the Red Cross answers approximately 100 million times a year around the world with life-saving vaccinations.
An estimated 200,000 Burmese migrants fuel Thailand’s huge fishing industry in Samut Sakhon province, an hour outside of Bangkok. The majority of workers are ethnic Mon from farming villages in southern Burma and they send their salaries to their families back home. Many workers do not hold legal documents and are vulnerable to exploitation by traffickers and lack access to legal protection.
Aid effectiveness and transparency are driven by open, accessible, and easy to use data. InterAction's NGO Aid Map now has a simple report mechanism that allows individuals to better explore and share data from over 9,500 NGO projects in the NGO Aid Map database.
February 10, 2015 - This year will be a formative year for global development as global leaders – with input from civil society, businesses, academics, and millions of people from around the world – will write the to-do-list for the next 15 years. Check out our interactive timeline to learn more about the events that have built up to this year, the key moments for engagement in 2015, and how decisions taken this year will shape the next several decades.
Last year, nurses and doctors at Haiti’s Les Anglais Health Center received something they hadn’t ever had before: job descriptions.
It might not seem like something worthy of celebration, but to the staff, it was so much more than just job descriptions. It was a sign of commitment – to establishing sound leadership, to claiming a shared vision, to empowering staff, and to providing better services.
It was a day like any other. Noemia Mario was working around the house with her four children when a wave of water suddenly came crashing down around them. Within seconds, a flood engulfed the family’s home. Mario had no time to collect food or belongings. She clutched her children and boarded a passing canoe, surrendering their home and all that they owned to the milky brown deluge.
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince, leveling buildings and overwhelming the health systems in place. Five years later, on January 29, health leaders from civil society and local organizations met with Haitian government officials and congressional staff for a day of information-sharing and reflection on the gains in health infrastructure made since the earthquake.
Imagine traveling for hours to meet with your doctor. You arrive at the office, exhausted from your journey, only to hear that your doctor is not in.
Or imagine you are pregnant with your first child and you receive regular visits from a community health worker. When she submits the data from the visit to the nurse at the closest facility, the nurse only copies down half of the information, or has even lost your medical records by the time you arrive to deliver your child.
Jan. 16, 2015 - As the Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015, unprecedented dialogue between the UN, civil society, and a wide range of other interested actors culminated in UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s synthesis report, “The Road to Dignity by 2030.” The UN report will contribute to the intergovernmental negotiations to define a post-2015 agenda in September 2015.
February 10, 2015 - This year will be a formative year for global development as...
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