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Ebola is still here

“The world has not yet won the battle against Ebola. Until Ebola is eliminated, getting to zero should remain the highest priority.” It’s been over a year since the Ebola outbreak began in 2014. While there was initially a large response from the international community to fight the epidemic, new cases are still showing up. Oxfam…

PHOTOS Part 3: Matt Damon illustrates the impact of Water.Org programs in India

The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is especially true when it comes to illustrating the narratives of people around the world–there truly is no better way to bring a story to life than through a photograph. That’s why, for his curation of ONE Girls and Women, Matt Damon has been sharing…

A Dozen Amazing Facts About Africa: Do you know more than one?

Africa is a huge continent made up of 54 countries and over a billion people. But did you know that in Ethiopia, clocks are upside down with our 6:00 at their 12:00? This and 12 other incredible facts are sure to turn you into the captain at your next trivia tournament. 1. Africa and Europe are separated…

Photos: Children of Africa from Darren Ornitz

This is a photo series from photographer, Darren Ornitz. He is based out of Brooklyn, NY and working as a freelancer for Reuters, his work has been published in the New York Times, Travel + Escape, Afar, and by various other publications and NGO’s. 116 million girls aged 15 to 24 in developing countries have never…

When it comes to global health, how much are we spending?

What we spend money on reflects what we care about. Every year, for example, Americans spend over $100 billion on fast food and $250 billion on clothes and accessories. Even Qatar, with a GDP one-eighth the size of that of the US, is expected to spend roughly $200 billion on preparations to host the 2022…

Gouda in the Congo? Gourmet Cheese Is Coming out of a War Zone

The craft of cheese-making has been thriving in one region of the Congo, dubbed the ‘Switzerland of Africa’. David McNair is an award-winning reporter and editor based in Charlottesville, Va. He runs the hyper-local news site The DTM and his fiction has appeared inVirginia Quarterly Review. A version of this was published on Take Part.  In the lush…

Kenyan energypreneurs and their powerful innovations

“Access to energy is absolutely fundamental in the struggle against poverty,” said World Bank Vice President Rachel Kyte at the 2014 Vienna Energy Forum. “It is energy that lights the lamp that lets you do your homework, that keeps the heat on in a hospital, that lights the small businesses where most people work. Without…

8 truly inspirational African artists you should know

Contemporary art is a fast-growing field in Africa for young artists who want to make their voices heard. The following 8 artists use that voice to comment on social, economic, and political issues happening around them. Take a look at their art – do you recognize any pieces? Aboudia – Cote d’Ivoire Aboudia, born 1983 in…

The world’s poorest people need help, not bickering, from wealthy democracies.

The most important international negotiations of which you’ve never heard are in trouble. They aren’t about Iran’s nuclear program or trans-Pacific trade: they’re about ending extreme poverty and saving hundreds of millions of lives in the next fifteen years. In New York, talks aimed at agreeing how to finance the future of international development have…

10 things you didn’t know about extreme poverty

UNICEF just released their most recent report and it’s all about kids. In the context of the upcoming announcement of new Sustainable Development Goals, the report looks at the progress made on the Millennium Development Goals, and discusses what we should do next in the fight against extreme poverty. As we looked through the report, we found some…

We Need Your Help to Break the Log-jam on AGOA

Creating the conditions for strong economic growth is an essential component in the fight against extreme poverty. One tool the U.S. government has to promote economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). We’ve talked before about the importance of trade in development; and the ways AGOA can help African…

It’s Time to Talk About Menstruation

By Jennifer Iacovelli Jennifer is a writer at another jennifer and the creator of simple giving lab. Her passions are writing, philanthropy, her awesome kids and bacon, though not necessarily in that order. Her upcoming book, Simple Giving, will be available on 10/27/15. The topics of clean water and sanitation often go hand in hand. One without the other does…

The Media and NGOs: Out of Love?

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4 Innovators Changing the World in Unexpected Ways

Over the past several decades, we have seen major improvements in public health around the world resulting in increased lifespans, decreased child mortality, and greater control of vaccine-preventable diseases. Many of these achievements are due to new technologies in modern medicine. Show More Summary

We have a bill!

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 7 out of 10 people lack access to even the most basic electricity. At ONE, we recognize that access to modern energy is crucial to health, education and economic prosperity. Fortunately, there is momentum building in Washington to tackle this issue of “energy poverty” in Africa. Today, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House…

Humans of South Africa: The Sandanezwe Disability Project

This is the second in a series of posts on a study abroad in South Africa by Juliet Schear. You can read the introduction to and part 1 of the series here.  The Disability Project – Sandanezwe, KZN Tucked away in the sprawling mountains and grassy hills of Sandanezwe lays a hidden gem: The Sandanezwe Disability Project.…

Stronger in Pink: Meet Liberia’s First Female Fleet of Motorcycle Taxi Drivers

Esha Chhabra is a journalist who covers social enterprise, technology for social impact, and development. Dubbed the Pink Panthers, the group is banding together to fight for protection and rights in a male-dominated field. Uber would love this girl gang of motorcycle taxi drivers. Clad in bright pink jackets and helmets, the entrepreneurial group of…

King Sunny Adé and the joy of jùjú

For the first time in seven years, American audiences will have a chance to experience the the joy of jùjú. That’s right folks, get ready to jam because legendary musician King Sunny Adé and His African Beats are back for a North American tour spanning 35 cities, including Washington DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and…

Bonnaroo 2015

Bonnaroo: It’s a magical place where some of your favorite musical acts show up and you can make friends instantaneously. The word “bonnaroo” was popularized by New Orleans singer Dr. John to mean “a really good time.” Unlike other Bonnaroovians, whose only goal is to have a really good time with really good people, I was there…

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