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Lower the Numbers: AIDS

April 10, 2011

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AIDS is always the first issue that comes to mind when I think of international health. There are so many organizations fighting this disease. Find a way to get involved. Your help is needed. Advertisements

The DREAM Project:

April 10, 2011

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The DREAM Project is an organization working in the Dominican Republic. They focus on early and continuing education because they believe that is what changes lives and has a lasting effect. They hope to improve the quality of life for individuals by providing access to education. VOLUNTEER with The DREAM Project! Statistics: In a 2008 study […]

A Bednet Can Save a Life:

April 10, 2011

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Freedom from Hunger is an organization working in 17 countries across the globe. This organization focuses on finding solutions to chronic hunger and poverty. Freedom from Hunger has partnered with GlaxoSmithKline to battle malaria in impoverished countries. Over a million people die each year due to malaria. “There is a silent tsunami under way all […]

High Maternal Mortality: Peru

April 10, 2011

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I came across an article that really stood out to me. I couldn’t believe the number of deaths of mothers due to complications during birth in Peru. The United Nations says it’s about every 240 per 100,000. Peru has high maternal mortality rate, right group says: Pregnant women in Peru are dying at scandalous rates, […]

Outreach International:

April 10, 2011

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Poverty plagues the world bringing with it the need for public health initiatives. Some effects of poverty include lack of access to healthcare, lack of safe shelter, lack of food, and living in dirty and unsanitary conditions. There are many organizations working to fight poverty and Outreach International is one. Outreach International works in 14 […]

World Hunger:

April 10, 2011

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World Hunger Facts 1.02 billion people in the world are hungry. UN Food and Agriculture Organization 1 billion people in the world live on less than $1 a day. “World Development Indicators 2007.” The World Bank. 27 percent of children under 5 are moderately to severely underweight in the developing world. “State of the World’s […]

Rising Star Outreach:

April 10, 2011

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VOLUNTEER IN INDIA Rising Star Outreach is an amazing organizing that helps leprosy colonies heal. Volunteers build communities, teach English, and work mobile health clinics. The main focus of Rising Start Outreach is to help the colonies become thriving and self sufficient. Goals: 1. Educate the colony children in a safe, healthy environment 2. Provide […]