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Oct 15, 2013
InterAction’s NGO Aid Map, with the support of FedEx, has launched a Health Aid Map, featuring the work of InterAction members in 89 countries. With more than 800 projects from nearly 60 organizations, Health Aid Map visualizes the wide-ranging work NGOs are doing to provide access to health care, strengthen health care systems, and help people...
Sep 14, 2012
About 14,000 fewer children under age five die each day than did two decades ago, according to a report released Sept. 12 by three United Nations agencies and the World Bank. The drop -- from 12 million deaths in 1990 to 6.9 million in 2011 -- represents a 41 percent decline in child mortality worldwide and cuts across countries by income level...
Dec 07, 2011
European Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva warns that the Horn of Africa crisis could continue through next summer. AlertNet reports that in a media briefing Tuesday, she also warned of looming hunger in the Sahel region of Africa. Georgieva expressed concerns over “the flow of refugees from poor country to poor country,” and...
Nov 23, 2011
This week, InterAction member Bread for the World released its annual hunger report. The 2012 edition, Rebalancing Act: Updating U.S. Food and Farm Policies, emphasizes the need to produce more nutritional foods at low cost so that all people, including the world’s poor, can have a healthy diet. In addition to the main focus on the effects of U.S...
Nov 21, 2011
InterAction member World Vision warns that the most recent failed harvest throughout the Sahel region of West Africa could lead to a food crisis in the next two to six months.  Their experts say that it could rival the current crisis in the Horn of Africa. According to Paul Sitnam, an emergency coordinator with World Vision, "The Sahel region of...
Nov 18, 2011
Tomorrow is World Toilet Day, and this year's theme is “Talk Sh*t for a Week.” Several InterAction members and partners have spent all week sharing stories using the Twitter hashtag #WorldToiletDay. Some incredible statistics have been published, the most startling from the World Toilet Organization: “At any given time, half of the world’s...
Oct 20, 2011
On Tuesday, USAID announced that it has partnered with InterAction member PATH in two projects to bring low-cost healthcare to the rural poor around the globe. The most common cause of maternal mortality is postpartum bleeding, and current technologies to stop this are prohibitively expensive for many women. PATH will develop an affordable “...
Aug 01, 2011
One of the challenges in diagnosing illnesses in the developing world is that many people live several hours’ journey from a clinic, and then they have to wait multiple days for blood test results to come back. A new invention called the mChip could make dramatic advances in medical diagnoses. The mChip is about the size of a credit card, and can...
Jul 20, 2011
Today, the UN declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia: southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle.  The UN has certain requirements to declare a famine: • More than 30 percent of children must be suffering from acute malnutrition;• Two adults or four children must be dying of hunger each day for every group of 10,000 people; and• The...
Jul 19, 2011
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new program to address one of the least appealing but most urgent needs in development: toilets. More than 40 percent of the world’s population has no access to toilets, leading those people to use unsanitary and unhealthy alternatives—open pits, by rivers—increasing the risk for diseases and...

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