The magnitude of the problem is significant…   
783 million people do not have access to safe water.
2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation.

Today is the second day of the Big Give Christmas Challenge in the UK! The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge provides donors with the unique opportunity to maximise their donations by matching donations up to £10,000.

Today, DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) launched a brand new publication, titled Innovations in Global Health Research and Develop

Giving What We Can is an international society dedicated to eliminating poverty in the developing world by helping people make smart decisions about donating to charitable causes.

November 8, 2012: Today, the World Health Organization’s African Regional Office (WHO: AFRO) donated 5 million deworming tablets to Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health.

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) were on the agenda this week at the Sixty-fifth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.
 
A major milestone was reached when the WHA today approved a new resolution on elimination of schistosomiasis.

Introduction

Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia or “snail fever”, is a parasitic disease carried by fresh water snails infected with one of the five varieties of the parasite Schistosoma.

Earlier this week 13 pharmaceutical companies*, together with several government and nongovernmental organizations**, pledged to find solutions to eliminate or control 10 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by the year 2020. At an event in London, pharmaceutical companies committed to invest in research and development (R&D) to find new treatments for NTDs along with increasing donations of existing drugs.