One of the greatest global health challenges is providing adequate health care to hard to reach rural communities in poor countries around the world. Cities and towns may have decent hospitals, but when you go out to villages only the most rudementary health care facilities exists, if at all.
HIV is a manageable condition and people living with it and live long, healthy and productive lives. However, people living with HIV often are forced to hide their conditions (or worse, not even get tested) for fear that they will be stigmatized and discriminated against
Via Grist, a nice curtain raiser from Andrew Light, coordinator of international climate policy at the Center for American Progress, about COP 17--the international climate conference taking place in Durban next month.
You gotta love Hans Rosling. In this video, the excitable academic breaks down the data on the relationship between child mortality and fertility rates to construct an argument for smart, targeted foreign aid.