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 |

Can the world end extreme poverty by 2030? Will it be able to avert the worst effects of climate change or stop Ebola? These challenges are among the biggest we face today. In 2014, the World Bank…

Donna Barne |

I began my professional career as a sub-district and district level administrator in India-a position that makes one responsible for pretty much everything- from making sure the water comes out of…

Abhas Jha |

Also available in: Spanish | العربية After the devastating tsunami, the Southern coast road rebuilt with support from the World Bank. Photograph © Chulie de Silva My mother Manel Kirtisinghe…

Chulie De Silva |

© UNICEF It’s been a difficult year for the people of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and all those fighting to end the terrible­­ Ebola epidemic that took thousands of lives, spread fear and…

Tim Evans |

This week’s links include support for UHC and continuing coverage of the global Ebola crisis response.  Each Friday, we share a selection of global health Tweets, infographics, blog posts, videos…

Aisha Faquir |

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 |

Authored by Elizabeth Frankenberg, Duncan Thomas, and Jed Friedman Ten years after the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Aceh provides an example of remarkable resilience and recovery that…

Jed Friedman |

Every mom wants a healthy baby. And in the early days of a child’s life, parents and doctors understandably focus on how the baby’s physical development—is she gaining weight? Is he developing…

Carolyn Miles |

© UNICEF As we close the chapter on 2014, which is likely to be remembered in history as the “year of Ebola,” it is worth drawing some initial lessons for the future. 

Patricio V. Marquez |