By Eric T. Harris, Grassroots Communications Coordinator
In a mission to bring greater awareness of global health and social justice issues into our communities, Partners In Health and their supporters across the country are holding a day of nationwide book parties called Read, Connect, Act. Read More.
By Stacy Carkonen, Grassroots Fundraising and Development Officer
About a year ago, a fundraising professional from New York went on an unexpected site visit to a children’s home. She was completely blown away by the achievements of the nonprofit and she made a spur of the moment $1,000 donation that day. Several months later four hurricanes ravaged the area where the nonprofit was located. Not long after that she received an e-mail from the nonprofit’s executive director. Read More.
By Eric Harris, Grassroots Communications Coordinator
A new report is out by a coalition of international health groups and advocacy organizations working across a spectrum of global health issues. The report, The Future of Global Health: Ingredients for a Bold and Effective U.S. Initiative, details how major accomplishments in global health over the last decade demonstrate that adequately resourced programs, focused on achieving specific results, can improve health outcomes for millions and support economic progress. It also highlights that distinct public health challenges are closely interconnected and that a comprehensive and integrated strategy is needed to ensure that ambitious health goals are met. Read More.
By Faustin N'Tala, RESULTS partners, Democratic Republic of Congo
As the United States urges African leaders to be accountable to their people by striving for equal distribution of wealth and a peaceful transition of power between elections, another tragic issue has not been spoken about loud enough. It is an issue that I hope to see the U.S. take the lead on at a time when it is getting worldwide attention — it is the problem of illiteracy. We must grow the effort to provide access to quality education to more than half of the population of the DRC and millions more around the world. What better way to fight against poverty and ignorance, the basic ingredients of violence and fundamentalism in the world? Read More.