June 11, 2013
CRS has been awarded a $9.2 million grant by the Global Fund to combat tuberculosis in Mali.
May 28, 2013
PODCAST: Polio used to afflict thousands of children worldwide each year, but not so today. A 20-year global effort to eradicate polio from the face of the earth is working.
April 29, 2013
A health worker measures a girl’s upper arm to determine her nutritional health in a village in Senegal.
April 22, 2013
A CRS program in India provides oral polio vaccine to children. According to WHO, polio cases have decreased by 99% since 1988, thanks to a concerted, worldwide effort to eradicate the disease.
March 22, 2013
VIDEO: For World Water Day we’re bringing you a video about one of the simplest ways to decrease disease in the world: hand washing. Meet 13-year-old Filomena of Tanzania, who is teaching others to wash their hands.
February 20, 2013
More than 1 billion people are affected by seven Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), yet the cost to treat them in minimal. By David Bundy of the World Bank.
January 24, 2013
The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report on January 17, 2013 showing that deaths due to measles decreased substantially between 2000 and 2011, though in 2011 a number of countries — including Pakistan, India, Ethiopia and France — experienced large measles outbreaks. From WHO: The number of measles deaths globally decreased by 71% between [...]
April 25, 2012
Buzz Killer: Nets Shield Against Malaria Bug Millions of West Africans fall asleep at night to the buzzing of mosquitoes. They mummy themselves in bedsheets trying to escape the killers of the continent. But the Anopheles mosquitoes, Africa’s most unwanted houseguests, are known for their persistence. They find their way to their hosts and make [...]
April 25, 2012
On the Huffington Post By Carolyn Woo As anyone who has tried to hold a cookout in the summer knows, mosquitoes are inventive and resilient pests, requiring significant resourcefulness if you are going to keep them from spoiling the fun. In many parts of the world, keeping mosquitoes at bay is not just a matter [...]
December 6, 2011
See a mobile phone become a tool for saving mothers’ and babies’ lives in India. Through innovation and strategic partnership, CRS is equipping community health workers to provide better care to women during pregnancy.