July 22, 2016
In Haiti, low pay and life-threatening working conditions have led to a doctors' strike, which has been going on for the past 3 months amidst outbreaks of cholera and Zika. Poor people in Haiti already had very limited possibilities for healthcare, and the strike has exacerbated their lack of access to resources and treatment.
July 17, 2016
Amazon, with 65% of US book sales, dominates the book market. By driving out competition with ultra-low prices, they hurt bookstores and small publishers alike. But the machines that control the prices on Amazon sometimes screw up, like they have this week. Now you can take advantage of their error AND help us fight back.
July 12, 2016
Every day in 2015, 830 women died from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Nearly all these preventable deaths occurred in low-resource settings, with particularly high rates in West and Central Africa, home to just 10% of the world's population, but 30% of all maternal deaths. 54% of West and Central African women give birth without the help of a skilled health worker. Increasing the number of trained midwives could prevent thousands of deaths.