As we get ready to kick off the new year, let’s recount the voices and stories about how we can enhance the way we interact with our planet. From Ethiopia to Indonesia, we’ve seen our efforts…

Andy Shuai Liu |

Back in the 1930s, Sri Lanka thought it would be a good idea to give everyone free access to health care. More than 75 years later, as the global health community bangs the drum for universal…

Owen Smith |

Photo: John Isaac / World Bank Though the Indian government has steadily increased funding for its health sector, per capita allocation is still low; reform is thus critical to effectively utilize…

Shanker Lal |

Today marks the second annual UN World Toilet Day, an important opportunity to promote global efforts to achieve universal access to sanitation by 2030. With a focus on equality and dignity, this…

Water Communications |

​​Junaid Ahmad,  World Bank Group Senior Director for Water, and Caren Grown, World Bank Group Senior Director for Gender,  wrote a blog for Thomson Reuters Foundation ahead of World Toilet Day. …

Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Caren Grown |

I joined Facebook in 2007. For years, I would boast that I got all my news from Facebook and the Daily Show, an American satirical television program, which delivers fake news reports. I should be…

Sandra Moscoso |

Follow the author on Twitter: @KGonzalezCar   Traffic fatalities are one of the world’s leading causes of preventable deaths. If the numbers stay at current growth rates, traffic fatalities will…

Karla Gonzalez Carvajal |