Archive for June, 2019

Will Saving Poor Children Lead to Economic Decline?

Friday, June 28th, 2019 |

This is vexing question is especially relevant today. Perennially, people have expressed concern that population growth would lead to doomsday scenarios in which jobs, fuel, and food supplies run out. In his 1798 book An Essay on the Principle of Population, economist Thomas Robert Malthus predicted that increasing population ultimately creates economic decline, and inspired […]

What Strategies Save Our Poorest Children’s Lives?

Friday, June 21st, 2019 |

In Mali, a desert nation in West Africa, preschool children frequently become ill and die from pneumonia and diarrhea. Into this despairing situation came Project Muso to solve root causes of health problems. The Project supplies education, community organizing capabilities, and management skills to enable community members to overcome the conditions of poverty that cause […]

Today’s HIV Focus And Concern

Friday, June 14th, 2019 |

In 2017 (the latest data available)…   36.9 million people globally were living with HIV 1.8 million were children (<15 years) 75 percent of HIV-positive people knew their HIV status 21.7 million people were accessing ART 1.8 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2017 940,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses TB remains the […]

HIV And Good News!

Friday, June 7th, 2019 |

This is not a frequently heard phrase. But it’s true. Control of HIV has progressed remarkably since the year 2000. Some highlights include:   1996: Combination AntiRetroviral Treatment (ART) is found effective in HIV treatment 1997: AIDS deaths begin to decline in nations that offer ART 2002: The Global Fund is founded to combat HIV, […]