Philanthropy

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Force-Feeding Young Girls in the name of Beauty, The Fattening Farms of Mauritania | While the whole world is obsessed over getting thin, it seems there are far-flung places in the world today where fat is still considered a thing of beauty. In the West African nation of Mauritania, it is so important for girls to be fat that they are sent away to fat camp – the opposite of the western version – during school holidays, to put on oodles of weight. #Causes #Culture #health #IR

   

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First page of the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen | also known as the Declaration of the Rights of Woman, was written in 1791 by French activist and playwright Olympe de Gouges. The Declaration is based on the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, seeking to expose the failure of the French Revolution which had been devoted to sex equality. #causes #law #society #history #documents

   

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Infographic: 9 Shocking Facts About the Food Industry. By Max Follmer. #Causes #Philanthropy #Humanrights #Food #Infographic

   

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"It is not a treaty...[In the future, it] may well become the international Magna Carta." Eleanor Roosevelt with the Spanish text of the Universal Declaration in 1949. (wikipedia). #Causes #Philanthropy #Humanrights #Law #History

   

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Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen in 1789. Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen approved by the National Assembly of France, August 26, 1789. (Wikipedia). #Causes #Philanthropy #Humanrights #Law #History

   

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Oscar Contender ‘War Witch’ Takes Aim at Child Soldiering. Oscar Contender ‘War Witch’ Takes Aim at Child Soldiering Canada’s Foreign Language entry relates the unconscionable violence from the perspective of a teenage killer speaking to her unborn child. #Causes #Philanthropy #Africa #War

   

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Percentage population undernourished world map. #Poverty #Causes #Hunger

   

Image #Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most deadly...

#Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world. Each year, it kills 1.6 million people, with another nine million suffering from the disease, mainly in developing countries. TB is the major killer of people living with HIV in Africa. Almost half a million people develop multi drug-resistant strains of the disease every year. TB is highly infectious and spreads mainly through the air. Coughing, sneezing, talking and spitting by an infected person can all spread.

   

Image Focus on Malnutrition Nine children die...

Focus on Malnutrition Nine children die every minute because their diet lacks essential nutrients. They will continue to do so unless food aid changes. When children suffer from acute malnutrition, their immune systems are so impaired that the risk of death is greatly increased. Common diseases like a respiratory infection or gastroenteritis can very quickly lead to complications and possibly death. #causes #health #nutrition

   

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Focus on Cholera | Cholera often breaks out when there is overcrowding and inadequate access to clean water, rubbish collection and proper toilets. What Causes cholera? Cholera is caused by an infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The bacterium causes the cells lining the intestine to produce large amounts of fluid, leading to profuse diarrhoea and vomiting. #causes #health

   

Image MSF provided care for over 228,000 people...

MSF provided care for over 228,000 people living with HIV/AIDS and anti-retroviral therapy for more than 201,000 people in 2011. Since its discovery in 1981, HIV/AIDS has killed more than 25 million people. HIV gradually weakens the body’s immune system, usually over a period of up to ten years after infection. A person living with HIV is considered to have developed AIDS when their immune system is so weak it can no longer fight off certain opportunistic infections and diseases.

   

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Mothers and children waking up under mosquito nets at MSF health facility, south Sudan | In 2009, MSF treated over a million people for malaria. Every year, malaria kills nearly two million people and infects between 400–500 million. Ninety percent of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria mainly strikes poor and rural communities. Patients are often bedridden for days and can't carry out normal daily activities. #causes #health

   

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Overview: MSF activities in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, April 2012 | The data presented, though being provisional, account for MSF’s medical activities and financial income and expenditures in this region, whereas the narrative sketches how MSF as a medical aid organisation responded to this evolving crisis. #causes #

   

Image The Right Shot: Extending the reach of...

The Right Shot: Extending the reach of affordable and adapted vaccines, May 2012 | Lack of information on both the price and the different product characteristics of vaccines has been limiting countries’ ability to operate affordable and effective immunisation programmes. This publication serves as a resource for immunisation stakeholders, such as donors, implementing partners, and developing countries, which are ultimately responsible for their national immunisation programmes. #causes

   

Image Somebody Help | The forgotten population of...

Somebody Help | The forgotten population of Jebel Si in North Darfur is left without healthcare as MSF struggles to continue its medical activities in the region. #causes #publications

   

Image Fighting Neglect, May 2012 | Charting MSF's...

Fighting Neglect, May 2012 | Charting MSF's 25 years of experience in diagnosing and treating Chagas disease, sleeping sickness, and kala azar in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the Caucasus, the report examines past, present, and future management of the diseases and discusses the access to quality life-saving treatment. #causes #publications

   

Image Dadaab: Shadows of Lives, June 2012 |...

Dadaab: Shadows of Lives, June 2012 | Dadaab: Shadows of Lives describes the plight of half a million refugees living in increasingly insecure conditions with nowhere else to go, and argues that there is an urgent need to explore alternatives. #causes #publications

   

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Progress under threat, July 2012 | While significant gains made in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the past decade are encouraging, countries most affected by the pandemic continue to struggle to place enough people on treatment and to implement the best science and strategies to fight the disease. The current situation in these five affected countries reminds us that the HIV epidemic is still an emergency in many African countries. #publications #causes

   

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Reaching out to people trapped by conflict | In North Kivu, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, violent conflict persists between government forces and an array of military groups. The frontlines between different armed groups constantly shift, and local people are trapped in the middle – often cut off from medical care. In and around Pinga, an MSF team has been reaching out to populations trapped by the conflict by running mobile clinics via motorbike and providing medical services

   

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Cambodia slideshow: Improving TB care in Kampong Cham | In Cambodia, just over one hundred kilometres up the Mekong River north-east of the capital Phnom Penh, lies a provincial town called Kampong Cham. Here, a small Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team are working hard to improve comprehensive tuberculosis (TB) care in the provincial hospital and fill gaps in a national system that is struggling to adequately manage the region's high TB burden. #humanitarianaid

   

Image Somali eye clinic | Eye problems, like many...

Somali eye clinic | Eye problems, like many other health issues in Somalia, often go untreated. Internal conflict, a dilapidated healthcare system, and chronic poverty all take a serious toll on people’s ability to access healthcare. MSF and the Al-Nur Foundation ran an eye surgery camp, to give hundreds of Somali’s back their sight. In March 2011, they screened 3,137 people and operated on 486. Over 1,100 others received eye drops and glasses. #humanitarianaid

   

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South Sudan: fleeing violence | A critical medical and humanitarian emergency is building in South Sudan as the country declares independence on 9th July 2011. Witness the lives of people fleeing violence and seeking refuge with MSF. #humanitarianaid

   

Image Mbomanga Jonathan (10) was severely ill when...

Mbomanga Jonathan (10) was severely ill when he arrived at the CTC. 24 hours later he had made a dramatic recovery. | Although the eastern parts of DRC have frequent cholera outbreaks, it is more than 10 years since the western provinces have had an epidemic. “It was early June that the epidemic started exploding again,” says Félix Tran, project coordinator of MSF’s mobile emergency team in Congo. #humanitarianaid

   

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Default placeholder image | In late February 2011, cartoonists Andréa Caprez and Christoph Schuler travelled to the Dagahaley refugee camp, on the Kenya-Somalia border. This illustrated story describes the living conditions of the refugees in the camp.

   

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Bill Gates: United Nations Global Assembly Address on Fighting Polio | This high-level event was truly a huge diplomatic accomplishment to get four world leaders as well as top ministers from four more countries to commit publicly and go on-the-record that they are committed to polio eradication in Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The moderator, United Nations President Timothy Wirth, called it "the most important international meeting on polio eradication in the last 20 years." #hea

   

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Our Approach to Giving | Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett set our overarching grantmaking priorities, then our three programs devise strategies to meet specific goals in these areas. To create these strategies, we have developed a set of processes that help us decide how to spend our time, effort, and money to accomplish our goals for as many people as possible. #change #philanthropy

   

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Foundation Fact Sheet – Bill & Melinda #Gates Foundation | Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme #poverty. In the US, it seeks to ensure that all people, especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to suc

   

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The Most Important 1,000 Days for Women and Newborns | Impatient Optimists | The 1,000 day window from conception to a child’s second birthday offers an unparalleled opportunity to help ensure a child will grow up healthy. That’s impressive and a bit daunting, isn’t it? But it’s true. Millions of pregnant women and children suffer from undernutrition which can not only lead to chronic health problems but can be life-threatening as well. #health

   

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Private Eyes for Global Health | Impatient Optimists | One of the great things about visiting Japan for the IMF/WB meetings is that I will have a chance to talk about the contribution the Japanese people have made to immunization. The Japanese people have become the world’s strongest supporters of “vaccine bonds” that help support GAVI’s work. For the last six years, they have been buying bonds sold by the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm). #health

   

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Global Health Program - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | What We Do| Our Global #Health Program harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in poor countries. We focus on the health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. Where proven tools exist, we support sustainable ways to improve their delivery. Where they don’t, we invest in research and development of new interventions, such as vaccines, drugs, and diagnost

   

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2012 Annual Letter From Bill Gates | Throughout my careers in software and philanthropy—and in each of my annual letters—a recurring theme has been that innovation is the key to improving the world. When innovators work on urgent problems and deliver solutions to people in need, the results can be magical.

   

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Protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse | All children have the right to be protected from violence, exploitation and abuse. Yet, millions of children worldwide from all socio-economic backgrounds, across all ages, religions and cultures suffer violence, exploitation and abuse every day. Millions more are at risk.

   

Image UNICEF - HIV/AIDS and children, UNICEF's...

UNICEF - HIV/AIDS and children, UNICEF's response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic extends from high government offices to small, remove villages in the developing world. Our HIV/AIDS Section provides expertise, support, logistical coordination and innovation toward a single objective: ending the epidemic for children and their mothers. #health

   

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Convention on the Rights of the Child. #humanrights

   

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Basic education and gender equalit #Education is a fundamental human right: Every girl and boy in every country is entitled to it. Quality education is critical to development both of societies and of individuals, and it helps pave the way to a successful and productive future. When all children have access to a quality education rooted in human rights and gender equality, it creates a ripple effect of opportunity that influences generations to come.

   

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UNICEF - Young child survival and development - Young Child Survival and Development, Over the past 20 years, child mortality has fallen by 35 per cent around the world. Yet too many children still die needlessly, most of them from causes that are both treatable and preventable. #UNICEF

   

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Early childhood education and school readiness, In the first years of life, children establish the cognitive, emotional and social foundation upon which they can build their futures. Early childhood is the most significant developmental period of life. A baby who is visually stimulated, continuously engaged in interactive activities, hugged, cooed to and comforted is more likely to fully develop cognitive, language, emotional and social skills, all of which are vital for success in school.

   

Image UNICEF priorities | Imagine a world in which...

UNICEF priorities | Imagine a world in which every girl and boy has an opportunity to receive a quality education. All children would be nurtured from birth and given the skills necessary to take their place in the global community. Imagine a world where being born female doesn’t condemn a child to a life of danger and missed opportunities. #education

   

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‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies. NEW YORK, United States of America, 4 October 2012 – 5 October is World Teachers’ Day. Each year, education and development organizations worldwide mobilize to honour the teaching profession and its essential role in providing quality education for future generations. #education

   

Image Syrian families at Za'atari camp in Jordan...

Syrian families at Za'atari camp in Jordan share their stories © UNICEF video, UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation focusing on children and child rights, with a presence in more than 190 countries and territories. We work with local communities, partners and governments to ensure every child’s rights to survive and thrive are upheld. #UNICEF

   

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Campaign to adopt fair trade in your community | As consumers we are pretty powerful people! Our decisions and our voices can influence the types of products that are sold and used in our communities. By banding together with other fair trade supporters we can work to pass Fair Trade resolutions in cities, to raise awareness, to declare our communities as #FairTrade Communities and enjoy hopefully enjoy have fun in the process.

   

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Volunteer | Global Poverty Project, #Volunteer for the movement to end poverty. Volunteering is not only a hugely practical and useful way to work to bring about change; it is also immensely rewarding and a lot of fun.

   

Image 1.4 Billion Reasons is an engaging,...

1.4 Billion Reasons is an engaging, thought-provoking multimedia presentation designed to educate audiences about the challenges of extreme poverty. Endorsed by development and economics experts, and based on leading research, it articulates the facts of extreme poverty and demonstrates how everyone can be part of the movement to end extreme poverty. 1.4 Billion Reasons explains what it means to live in extreme poverty, and why extreme poverty can be ended within a generation. #poverty

   

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1.4 Billion Reasons for Universities | #GlobalPovertyProject, 1.4 Billion Reasons for Universities is an interactive and engaging education tool designed to introduce University students to the issue of extreme poverty. Based on leading research, and endorsed by development and economics experts, the University Presentation explores what it means to live in extreme poverty, addresses barriers to achieving development outcomes, and provides students with the tools they need to take action.

   

Image Climate Change and Poverty. Climate change...

Climate Change and Poverty. Climate change is the most urgent issue affecting the whole planet right now... and it has been described as the defining human development issue of our generation. Climate change-related hazards are ongoing and increasing. They pose a serious threat to the achievement of the MDGs as they have the potential to reverse years of development gains. Tackling the climate is a need for justice: developing countries have 98% of the seriously affected and 99% of all deaths..

   

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Girls head to school in Mymensingh Bangladesh, Education and Poverty Education is key to building a society that can overcome poverty in a sustainable manner. Investing in human capital brings about powerful social change and creates opportunities for those in developing countries to realise their full potential and to become leaders of the generation to come. #poverty #education

   

Image Health and Poverty | Health has a key role...

Health and Poverty | Health has a key role in determining the livelihoods and development of communities. Despite acknowledgment in the United Nations Millennium poll that health is the most important thing that people value in life, it remains a topic largely shunned by political leaders. The condition of healthcare and the health of citizens is an issue which must not be ignored: as both a cause and consequence of poverty, an unhealthy community leads to an unhealthy nation. #poverty

   

Image Children and Poverty | Global Poverty...

Children and Poverty | Global Poverty Project, The world is home to 2.2 billion children. Children in developing countries face often deadly complications in their early years as a result of poor healthcare. Child Mortality is the number of children who die by the age of five out of every thousand live births. Malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia are some of the major causes of death and everyday struggles children face in the developing world. #childrenandpoverty #poverty

   

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Cocoa, Cocoa is contained in some of our most popular beverages, such as our Caffè Mochas and Mocha Frappuccino® blended coffees. Just like coffee, our approach to cocoa buying is designed to ensure a long-term supply of high-quality, ethically sourced cocoa while contributing positively to the environment and to cocoa-farming communities. To achieve this, in 2007, we launched a two-year pilot using a set of responsible buying guidelines that we call Cocoa Practices. #fairtrade

   

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Tea | As a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, we're working along with other buyers to improve conditions across the tea industry. Tazo (our tea brand), is dedicated to bringing high quality, distinctive blends to our customers. We also reach out to communities that produce Tazo® tea ingredients through the CHAI (Community Health and Advancement Initiative) project, a joint partnership with Mercy Corps in the U.S. #fairtrade

   

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