Wearing a red nose is a bold fashion choice. It’s silly. It makes you laugh. But that’s the point of Red Nose Day, a charity event on May 26 committed to raising awareness for ending child poverty. “Sharing a laugh brings people together,” explains the Red Nose Day website. “Wearing a Red Nose is a way to create moments of special human connection. Red Nose Day is all about bringing people together to care for each other.” Here’s how some of Red Nose Day’s charity partners—and USGLC members—are working to help end child poverty.
The U.S. has been a global leader in researching, treating and combating infectious diseases around the globe. Today, in honor of World Health Day, let’s look back at some of America’s global health success stories, including the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).
Today, on World Water Day, we should recognize that access to a stable and clean source of water is still out of reach for many. Roughly 1 in 10 people across the world lack access to safe water. The world has already made significant progress to achieve to goal of safe water and sanitation for all. But there’s still more progress to be made. Here’s a quick look at how global water investments — made possible through American public-private partnerships — are transforming local communities and the world a healthier, more livable place.
Bill and Melinda Gates recently released their annual letter, which outlines the Gates Foundation’s philanthropic goals. This year, Melinda Gates tackled the topic of unpaid labor: tasks like fetching water, preparing meals, caring for children—things that need to be done, but that don’t pay. She noted that the majority of unpaid work across the world is disproportionately placed on women, and that the poor are the most heavily impacted by the imbalance.