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People Are Surprised To Learn I Had TB

Posted by ACTION Guest on Mar 27, 2017  | 

The reality is that tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne disease; anyone can contract it. Read about her firsthand experienced with TB when she was diagnosed with TB in 2011 and drug-resistant TB in 2012 and her efforts to call attention to the prevalence of TB that causes so much suffering in her home country, South Africa. Read More

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Ending the TB Epidemic Waiswa Nkwanga

Fight TB through education

Posted by Waiswa Nkwanga on Mar 24, 2017  | 

When people in West Africa started dying from Ebola, communities had no idea what was killing them. People resorted to rumors and allegations of foul play, such as the damaging claim that Westerners created the virus to combat population growth. This only exacerbated the problem and fueled stigma against those affected by the disease. It was a classic example of the fallout from weak public health institutions and a lack of education around the health threats that the region faced. Read More

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Investing in Nutrition

Tackling inequality through investments in nutrition and ECD

Posted by ACTION Secretariat, Washington, D.C. on Jan 26, 2017  | 

The World Economic Forum bills its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, as the "foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top private sector leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas." The Forum’s mission, improving the state of the world, has typically focused on various aspects of private sector led macro-economic growth. Read More

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Ending the TB EpidemicInvesting in NutritionThe Power of Vaccines Grace Virtue, Ph.D.

Extreme poverty in Haiti: Why we must do more to end it

Posted by Grace Virtue, Ph.D. on Jan 23, 2017  | 

Throughout the world, particularly in the Global South, millions of people begin each day struggling with how to satisfy their most basic needs. Where to get food or water. Making do with non-existent or communal sanitary facilities. Limited or no access to dental or medical care. High exposure to contagious diseases. The constant threat of conflict or disasters — which is never far removed from situations of extreme poverty. Read More

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