Living Goods’ community health promoters helped reduce child mortality by 27 percent and infant mortality by 33 percent. Neonatal mortality also was 27 percent lower, overall health knowledge improved and people were more likely to take preventive health measures compared to areas without community health promoters, according to the randomized control trial.
The poll, conducted by the International Committee of the Red Cross, found that 54 percent of Americans consider torture “wrong.” The only other populations with lower proportions in this category were Israel and Palestine, with 44 percent and 35 percent, respectively.
Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council proposal to stop fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, thwarting flurried international efforts to end violence that has killed hundreds of civilians in recent weeks.
The United Nations issued another record appeal, asking for $22.2 billion in humanitarian crisis response funding for 2017. The appeal is 10 percent higher than last year’s $19.7 billion appeal, which is only half funded, despite immense need.
Following the lead of other South American countries, Paraguay is investigating human rights abuses committed during the country’s last dictatorship, including the widespread sexual abuse of girls.
Authorities in Ghana have busted a fake U.S. embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network that for…
For today’s podcast, we’re talking with Carolyn Miles, CEO and president of Save the Children USA, about the challenges children face around the world.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) postponed the start date for a senior post granted to Nadine Heredia, the former first lady of Peru, who is facing money-laundering allegations at home.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took another step in recognizing the failures of the U.N. during the cholera outbreak in Haiti. He apologized in remarks delivered in Creole, English and French for not doing enough, but did mention the U.N.’s role in causing the outbreak.
Yahya Jammeh, Gambia’s long-time ruler, has lost the presidential election to the opposition leader, according to the electoral commission. Adama…
A senior U.N. official pleaded with the U.N. Security Council to immediately stop the Syrian government’s deadly assault on the city of Aleppo.
As Venezuela’s economic crisis worsens, people of every economic class are fleeing life-threatening conditions in the South American country to seek refuge in countries across the Americas.
We need to look at how much is actually spent in the countries of need and how much remains in the hands the large foundations, private firms, NGOs, faith-based organizations and universities that deliver development programs.