Cooking often brings families together and contributes to far more than just our physical sustenance. Yet every year 4 million people die from the health impacts of toxic smoke from cooking over traditional open fires or inefficient cookstoves.
Today most Americans will take part in a big annual tradition, gathering with friends and family to watch the Super Bowl – and a bunch of new commercials. This year, one commercial will do more than get people talking; it will get them taking action to help fight AIDS.
Every year, UNICEF gathers global and national statistics for its State of the World’s Children report — tracking things like access to clean water, education, and vaccines — to improve children’s lives worldwide.
In an era when we can land a rover on Mars and use our phones to access a world of information, millions of people still die of preventable diseases. But there’s also good news: We’re making significant progress in saving lives.
Congress doesn’t always do things on time, but sometimes they really do get it right. Four months into the fiscal year, our lawmakers have passed a trillion dollar budget that goes a long way toward furthering American interests in global health and development.
As recently as 2009, India was home to nearly half of the world’s polio cases, reporting more than 500 on an annual basis. This sobering statistic makes it all the more impressive – and encouraging – that today marks three years since the last case of wild polio was detected in that country.
“Achieving its 17 Sustainable Development Goals will depend, in large part, on whether we can make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message on World Habitat Day By 2030, 6 in 10 people will live in urban areas, according to the UN. That means that urban […]
Next week, leaders from around the world will gather in New York for the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. This is a time for countries to come together and create roadmaps to help us solve some of the most pressing issues we face today. With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals […]
The international community’s response must continue to be “fluid, nimble, and regional,” Ambassador Samantha Power, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, told the UN Security Council on Friday, November 21 at a meeting on Peace and Security in Africa. She recalled the unprecedented Security Council resolution on Ebola that was signed in September […]
Universal health coverage – ensuring that all people have access to the quality health services they need and are safeguarded from public health risks without suffering financial hardship – is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. On December 12, the UN Foundation joins partners around the world to commemorate Universal Health Coverage Day 2016. […]
Editor’s Note: Donate here to support humanitarian relief efforts in Yemen. “I wish I could go back to school and continue my studies.” “I was forced to leave my house by the warring parties.” “We say our final prayers every time we hear the warplanes hovering in the skies. We live in constant fear.” “I’ve […]
As a father of two young boys, I look forward to life’s milestones. First steps, first words, first day of school – I wouldn’t trade these experiences for anything in the world. Unfortunately, not all parents get the chance to celebrate such important milestones in their children’s lives.
On the first-ever “One Health Day” on November 3, global health and development organizations are asking people around the world to learn more and help spread the word about “One Health,” a public health approach that emphasizes the health connections between humans, animals, and ecosystems. Read more to find out why. Animals, the Environment, and […]
By Amna Adrees, United Nations Foundation Global Health Intern Eleanor Roosevelt is well known for her contributions to the United States. A strong advocate for civil rights for women, minorities, and other disadvantaged populations, she redefined what it meant to be the first lady of the United States. She pushed for U.S. involvement in the […]
World Pneumonia Day on November 12 is a day to raise awareness about a disease that kills more than 900,000 children each year – more than from any other infectious disease. In the countdown to World Pneumonia Day, the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign is working to ensure that people understand the severity of this […]