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Statement by Dr. Daniel Carucci, Vice President for Global Health for the United Nations Foundation on the Progress Shown in the World Malaria Report 2009

December 15, 2009

For the past decade, the United Nations Foundation has led the fight against malaria, and I am encouraged to see proof...

NBA Cares and United Nations Foundation Partner to Launch Send a Net. Save a Life. See a Game. presented by HP

December 14, 2009

Today, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets tipped off a promotion --...

New Report Examines the Role of Communications Technologies in Humanitarian Crises

December 10, 2009

The United Nations Foundation and Vodafone...

Planned Parenthood and United Nations Foundation Honor Congresswoman Nita Lowey for International Family Planning Leadership

December 7, 2009

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the United Nations Foundation, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP), and constituents today...

Global Measles Deaths Drop by 78%, But Resurgence Likely

December 3, 2009

The Measles Initiative announced today that measles deaths worldwide fell by 78% between 2000 and 2008, from an estimated 733 000 in 2000 to 164...

New mHealth Alliance Award to Spur Innovation in Wireless Solutions to Global Health Challenges

December 2, 2009

To spur innovation in the development of wireless solutions to global health challenges, the Vodafone Americas...

Statement by Timothy Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation on U.S.-China Clean Energy Agreements announced today

November 17, 2009

“The announcements today in Beijing are evidence of the impressive amount of care and attention that has gone into the U.S.-China...

United Nations Foundation's Wirth Statement on the Nomination of Rajiv Shah to Head USAID

November 10, 2009

Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, today issued the following statement on the nomination of Rajiv...

Statement by N.R. Narayana Murthy, UN Foundation Board Member and Chief Mentor of Infosys Technologies Limited, on Increasing Measles Vaccination in India

November 9, 2009

“I commend the doctors from the Indian Academy of Pediatrics for their cogent editorial ‘Accelerating Measles Control in India:...

Not What the Doctor Ordered: Rapid Environmental Change Threatens the Foundations of Human Health

November 4, 2009

Changes to the Earth’s land cover, climate, and ecosystems are endangering the health of hundreds of millions, possibly billions, of...

United Nations Foundation's Wirth Calls for Greater U.S.-China Climate and Energy Cooperation

November 4, 2009

Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, in testimony today before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs,

U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Joins mHealth Alliance

October 30, 2009

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment ever by any nation to combat a single disease, is...

2009 Inaugural mHealth Summit Brings Together Health, Technology and Policy Communities to Advance Technological Innovation in Global Healthcare

October 29, 2009

The 2009 mHealth (Mobile Health) Summit, organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), today opens an unprecedented...

Statement by Dr. Daniel Carucci, Vice President for Global Health for the United Nations Foundation on the Launch of the State of the World's Vaccines

October 21, 2009

“The roadmap outlined in the new report on the state of the world’s vaccines and immunization launched by the World Bank, the United...

United Nations Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner Statement on the Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama

October 9, 2009

"We congratulate President Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment to fostering a new climate of global cooperation in...

"Idol Gives Back" Returns as Part of "American Idol" Results Show Wednesday, April 21, on Fox

October 6, 2009

AMERICAN IDOL will once again host IDOL GIVES BACK, the Emmy Award-winning television event and musical celebration raising awareness and funds...

Timothy Wirth and John Podesta discuss economics of combating climate change

October 6, 2009

The United Nations Foundation and the Center for American Progress presented today an analysis of "core elements" needed to combat climate...

David Aylward Named First Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance

September 29, 2009

The United Nations Foundation announced today the appointment of David Aylward as the first Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance -- a...

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Commits $30 Million to Polio Eradication Efforts

September 23, 2009

The United Nations Foundation and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced today that the Kingdom will contribute $30 million to eradicate polio...

United Nations Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner Statement on UN Security Council Meeting

September 23, 2009

“President Obama’s historic chairmanship of a Security Council meeting today on non-proliferation and disarmament is a giant leap...

 
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