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  1. Prevention of Childhood Diseases Globally (World Health Organization)
      Explains that over half of deaths of children globally is from just four conditions, pneumonia, diarrheal diseases, malaria and measles. These conditions can all be treated for 41 cents per child, including vaccines, injection equipment, vitamins, salts, and more. Provides financial support globally to fight health problems. (Diarrhea is spelled diarrhoea in the United Kingdom.) 1-01

Multimedia
  1. Debunking Third-World Myths (PBS.org)
      "You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called 'developing world' using extraordinary animation software developed by his Gapminder Foundation. The Trendalyzer software (recently acquired by Google) turns complex global trends into lively animations, making decades of data pop. Asian countries, as colorful bubbles, float across the grid -- toward better national health and wealth. Animated bell curves representing national income distribution squish and flatten. In Rosling's hands, global trends -- life expectancy, child mortality, poverty rates -- become clear, intuitive and even playful." 07-07

Papers
  1. -Editorial: $40 Billion from Gates and Buffet May Change World Health (WorldPress.org - Akukwe)
      "The recent announcement by multibillionaire investor Warren Buffet that he will give a substantial part of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has the makings of a watershed moment in global health. By giving what Fortune magazine estimates to be $37 billion in today's value, Buffet is beefing up the already deep pockets of the Gates foundation, which had more than $30 billion as of June 2006. Since more than 60 percent of the Gates foundation programming is in the area of global health, the implications of a steady source of funds for many years to come cannot be overestimated." 07-06

  2. -Sustainable Planet (Awesome Library - Adams)
      Describes the most important few things that can be done to reduce pollution, reduce global warming, save our forests, reduce poverty, provide energy to the poor, and improve the availability of drinkable water for the future. 11-00

  3. Global Prevention (World Health Organization)
      Shows the primary causes of death for those under 45 years of age in developing countries. "Global health has moved higher up the political agenda today as governments become increasingly aware that health is key to poverty reduction and development." 1-01

  4. Global Prevention - Maternity and Perinatal Conditions (World Health Organization)
      Explains that maternity and perinatal conditions that cause death and disability for millions could be prevented for 3 dollars per person in developing countries. 1-01

  5. Reconstructive Surgery for the Disadvantaged Worldwide (Operation Smile)
Projects
  1. American Red Cross
  2. Volunteering Opportunities for Kids (PBS - Zoom into Action)
      Provides opportunities for kids to volunteer to help animals, the hungry, the homeless, those who are ill, seniors, the environment, and more. "To find a Volunteer Center near you, call 1-800-VOLUNTEER. Ask an adult to help you call. Tell them your age and ask if there are ways that you can help people who are sick." May load slowly. 2-02

   
   


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