Saturday, November 1, 2014
  1. Rethinking Hunger

    Jomo Kwame Sundaram

    Rethinking Hunger


     wants to shift aid efforts from delivering enough food to delivering the right kind.

    malnutrition children UN Photo/Albert González Farran/Flickr

    Though great strides have been made toward the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people in developing countries, the problem remains pervasive. The challenge is not just to provide more food, but to ensure that people have access to the nutrients they need to live healthy, productive lives. READ MORE

  2. Ebola’s Next Frontier

    Hrishabh Sandilya
  3. Children’s Champions

    Gordon Brown

    Children’s Champions


     urges the world to support children's global movement for civil rights.

    child labor indonesia Henri Ismail/Flickr

    This year’s Nobel Peace Prize, honoring the girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai and children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, recognized a global children's civil-rights struggle. But the sad fact is that children are doing more than adults to fight for their own rights. READ MORE

  4. Ebola in America

    Abdul El-Sayed

    Ebola in America


     says that the arrival of Ebola in the US is a wake-up call not to cut public-health funding.

    Ebola drug research US Army Africa/Flickr

    Despite the arrival of Ebola in the US, a serious outbreak is unlikely to occur, thanks to the strength of the US health agencies. But budget cuts introduced over the past decade could jeopardize the fight against any future epidemic. READ MORE

  5. The End of Ebola

    Abdul Tejan-Cole

    The End of Ebola


     calls for an open-source approach to developing and deploying treatments and vaccines.

    Ebola workers Marcus Dipaola/ZumaPress

    The Ebola epidemic is threatening not only the lives of West Africans, but also the social and economic progress that their countries have made in the last decade. As health workers labor tirelessly to manage the epidemic, researchers have a limited window of opportunity to learn how to treat Ebola and prevent future outbreaks. READ MORE

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