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Challenge Cup: Meet the regional Nairobi competitors

Competitors from all over Africa are innovating in the entrenched industries of education, energy, food, health, money, and transportation!

5 African power couples working together to end extreme poverty

This Valentine’s Day we celebrate five powerful couples who are spreading the love by using their influence and resources to make the world a better place. These couples illustrate the power of love in more ways than we could imagin...

Happy Galentine’s Day! Read about 7 incredible girls and women

In honor of Galentine's Day, we're celebrating some of the inspiring women from past ONE blog stories. It was incredibly difficult to narrow it down to a small list—a testament to the powerful women working to fight poverty, preventable disease, injustice, and inequality every day.

5 things you should know about the Zika virus

Over the past weeks, a rare and, so far, little-known disease is hitting the headlines: Zika. Here are five things you should know about the disease.

African art you’ll love this Valentine’s Day

It's the time of year to celebrate romance! Here are some African examples of adoration from an incredible continent that knows a thing or two about love and beauty.

Why menstruation shouldn’t stop education. Period.

Education is a big deal for everyone. However, access to education is still a problem for millions around the world, especially girls. A lot of things stand in the way between a girl and a classroom.

Polio eradication: Why should you give two hoots?

Given the tiny cost of an average polio vaccine–about $0.10–and its enormous benefits in the number of lives and limbs saved, there is simply no more cost-effective way of doing the best for the most number of people.

How a huge bipartisan effort made Electrify Africa a reality

The passage of the Electrify Africa Act is a testament to how Republicans and Democrats can come together on issues of international development and assistance and find solutions that work.

An incredible new way to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Part do-it-yourself kit for pharmacists, and part in-hospital manufacturing, the Pratt Pouch allows local pharmacists to carefully dose out antiretroviral medicines into foilized pouches that can be kept in the home for up to a year...

Must-watch videos to celebrate the signing of Electrify Africa!

The Electrify Africa Act was signed by President Obama today! Celebrate with us by watching these eye-opening videos on energy poverty from Seeker Network, a Discovery Digital Network.

A letter from Michael Elliott, President and CEO of ONE

It is nearly five years since I joined ONE as CEO, and I feel very fortunate to have had a really good run in this challenging and rewarding position.

15 statistics on extreme poverty: Super Bowl edition

In case the game gets a little dull or you're looking to put all of this Super Bowl craziness in perspective, we've rounded up some of our most fascinating Super Bowl-related stats to make you think.

6 Valentine’s Day gifts that activists will love

Don’t wait for Cupid’s arrow to start shopping! Find more socially-conscious products year-round at the ONE store.

Check out ONE’s top 5 Instagram photos from January!

This month, we began sharing some of our photos from past trips to Africa. Here were our most popular photos on Instagram from January 2016!

8 African startups leading the way to ending poverty

South African tech writer and speaker Toby Shapshak says, “In Africa, necessity is the mother of invention.” There's certainly a boom in exciting new companies that are tackling vital issues across the continent. We've picked eight of the best #GlobalGoal busting startups that are gaining serious momentum!

VIDEO: Watch the Electrify Africa Act pass the House

Here’s the video of Chairman Ed Royce speaking on the House floor in support of the Electrify Africa Act, which was passed by the House on Feb. 1 and now heads to President Obama’s desk to become law!

4 great news stories you may have missed in January

Our news feeds are often filled with stories of serious global challenges, which rightly deserve our attention. Yet it is important to remember that we also are making amazing progress on a number of efforts that will create a better world.

BREAKING: Electrify Africa passes the House!

GREAT NEWS: The House of Representatives just passed the bipartisan Electrify Africa Act! This bill will help sub-Saharan African countries modernize their power infrastructure and increase their access to electricity—saving lives, strengthening education, alleviating extreme poverty, and accelerating growth and development.

URGENT: Tell the House to pass Electrify Africa

In December, the Senate unanimously passed the Electrify Africa Act. Now, the House will vote on this bill TONIGHT -- let's help them get this done.

“Ebola free” doesn’t mean the work is done

In honor of all those that lost their lives to Ebola, we have to hold donors and implementers accountable to make sure that promised funds go where they are most needed. If that happens, it will be possible to create lasting changes that are felt for generations.

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