Health and Infectious Diseases
We in “rich” countries rarely think about the fact that many diseases that those in developing countries battle on a daily basis, often in life-or-death contexts, are now unheard of for us. Many are incredibly simple to treat, yet crippling or deadly—especially to children—when knowledge or supplies to do so are not available. Examples include diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria, schistosomiasis (worms), reversible blindness, AIDS, and malnutrition. These blogs explore such health issues and some of the proven, scalable interventions that protect millions from these preventable plagues, thereby giving the extreme poor a better chance of having healthy, happy, and productive lives.