Fighting Pneumonia, the Preventable Killer

November 12 is World Pneumonia Day, established in 2009 to raise global awareness and advocacy around a disease that is the leading killer of children under age five worldwide. The event is led by the...
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Quotes from AIDS 2012

The story at the 2012 International AIDS Conference has been the sense that the tide is turning. It is unprecedented that so many speakers and activists are boldly saying “We can end AIDS.” Just...
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Faith at the International AIDS Conference

If you’ve watched the news in the last week, chances are you’ve seen at least one story on HIV/AIDS and the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), which has taken place in Washington,...
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Seeing the Link Between Health and Poverty in Kenya, Part 2

Anglican Development Services (ADS-Nyanza), an Episcopal Relief & Development church partner, began working in Moro, Kenya, in 2008. Since that time, the number of local HIV/AIDS support groups has...
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Seeing the Link Between Health and Poverty in Kenya, Part 1

MORO, Kenya – On a recent visit to this community in western Kenya, near the shores of Lake Victoria, I found inspiration in an integrated approach to the area’s numerous development challenges. ...
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Clean Water, Enough Water – Part 2

Think again about the consequences of not having access to water: What would you do to address the domino effect of resulting problems, as happens for many people in rural West Bengal, India? The...
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Clean Water, Enough Water – Part 1

As yesterday was World Water Day, I’ve been thinking more about how vital water is to human life. When you’ve always had access to clean water, though, it’s easy to wonder what all the fuss on...
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Access to Food and Health Requires Clean Water and a Healthy Planet, Part 2

In Nicaragua, our partner El Porvenir is working with communities on integrated water, sanitation and hygiene programs that are notably impacting people’s health. Zeneyda, a resident of the...
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Access to Food and Health Requires Clean Water and a Healthy Planet, Part 1

It is World Water Day, and the theme this year is “Water and Food Security” – a chance to think about the relationship between water, food production and food supply. Our daily water usage for...
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Remembering the Human Faces on World AIDS Day

Year after year on December 1, World AIDS Day, news coverage of the HIV/AIDS pandemic has often been expressed in numbers. Thirty-four million people on this planet currently living with HIV. About...
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