Top 50 Blogs by Global Health Organizations

Global health organizations compete for funding to fulfill their missions. One way to inform funders or philanthropists and possible supporters is through blogs, which focus on the organization’s mission, vision and results. These top 50 blogs by global health organizations are maintained by nonprofit groups, educational institutions, foundations, trusts and faith-based initiatives.

Women's HealthOrganizations

  1. AKIMBO: The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) leads global and local actions to secure every woman’s right to a just and healthy life.
  2. Association of Public Health Laboratories: APHL works to safeguard the public’s health through advocacy for state public health laboratories and their federal partners.
  3. BIO Ventures for Global Health: BVGH looks at health problems globally through a dual lens of expertise in global health and the pharmaceutical industry.
  4. Blog 4 Global Health: This is an interactive blog from the Global Health Council’s Policy, Research and Advocacy team.
  5. Global Health Action: GHA has, since 1972, trained thousands of health professionals and community leaders from 97 countries.
  6. Global Health Blog: IntraHealth International has served the public health needs of developing countries for 30 years with a special focus on the health worker.
  7. Handicap International: In the event of an emergency, natural disaster or conflict, Handicap International gives assistance and aid to vulnerable groups.
  8. Health Metrics Network: HMN began in 2005 as the first global partnership focused on strengthening health information systems.
  9. Infectious Diseases Society of America: IDSA represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases.
  10. International Medical Corps: This organization is dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
  11. Project Concern International: This organization’s mission is to prevent disease, improve community health, and promote sustainable development.
  12. Research!America: This is a national education and advocacy alliance portal committed to making research to improve health a higher national priority.
  13. Save the Children: When disaster strikes, Save the Children is there to save lives with food, medical care and education and help for communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs.
  14. The Batey Relief Alliance: BRA is a humanitarian aid entity focused on health care, education and development programs in the U.S. and the Caribbean.
  15. Hesperian Blog: This non profit provides critical health information to communities throughout the world in book and digital format.

CollegeColleges and Universities

  1. Albert Einstein College of Medicine: This college focuses on seven major biomedical fields – AIDS, cancer, brain disease, diabetes, liver disease, sickle cell disease and human genome research.
  2. CPGC Blog: The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College focuses on local and regional events as well as national and international opportunities.
  3. Emory Health Now: This blog is part of Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, Woodruff Health Sciences Center.
  4. Global Health Corps Blog: GHC, part of Stanford Global Health, Standford School of Medicine, aims to mobilize a global community of young leaders to build a movement for health equity.
  5. GlobeMed: GlobeMed is a network of university students partnering with grassroots organizations to improve the health of impoverished people.
  6. State of the Planet: The Earth Institute at Columbia University focuses on climate, energy and water as well as donor and partner news.
  7. The François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights: Located at Harvard University, this is the first academic center to focus exclusively on the practical dynamic between the issues of health and human rights.
  8. University of Michigan Center for Global Health: Through its research, training, and service activities the Center is centrally concerned with work that aims to promote global health equity.
  9. University of Washington Department of Global Health: This portal features multimedia selections, events and a student project blog.

ChildrenFoundations, Trusts and Institutes

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Blog: This foundation believes that every person deserves the chance to live a healthy, productive life.
  2. East Meets West Foundation: The main mission for EMW is to transform the health, education and communities of disadvantaged people in Southeast Asia.
  3. Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation: This foundation focuses solely on the elimination of pediatric HIV and AIDS.
  4. Guttmacher Institute: The focus is to advance sexual and reproductive health worldwide through an interrelated program.
  5. Livestrong Blog: This blog addresses the Livestrong (Lance Armstrong Foundation) focus on improving the lives of people affected by cancer.
  6. The Foundation for AIDS Research: Founded in 1985, amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research.
  7. The Max Foundation: The focus for this group is to support people living with cancer worldwide.

PovertyPoverty

  1. CARE: These blogs are offered by a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.
  2. Center for Global Development: CGD is a policy research organization that is dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality and to making globalization work for the poor.
  3. CHF International: Founded in 1952, the Cooperative Housing Foundation — now known as CHF International — serves more than 20 million people each year.
  4. Devex: This social enterprise has become the largest provider of business intelligence and recruitment services to the development community.
  5. Direct Relief International: This organization provides medical assistance for people affected by poverty, disaster, and civil unrest throughout the world.
  6. Nobel Missions for Change Initiative: This Nigerian group empowers young people between the ages of 10 and 25 with relevant information, skills and support for healthy and productive livelihood.

Population and Reproductive Health Issues

  1. Marie Stopes International: MSI is a sexual and reproductive health (SRH) organization that focuses on preventing unintended pregnancies and unplanned births in 43 countries worldwide.
  2. Pathfinder Field Journal: Pathfinder International collaborates with governments, NGOs, and community- and faith-based organizations to make contraception available and to ensure safe childbirth and healthy families.
  3. Population Action International: PAI works to ensure that every person has the right and access to sexual and reproductive health.
  4. Population Media Center: This group works worldwide using entertainment-education for social change.
  5. Population Reference Bureau: This portal provides updated news, articles and information about population, health, and the environment.
  6. PSI Healthy Lives: PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health.
  7. The Population Council: This is an international nongovernmental organization that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world.
  8. White Ribbon Alliance: WRA works to ensure that pregnancy and childbirth are safe for all women and newborns in every country around the world.

VaccinationFaith-Based Initiatives

  1. Adventist Development and Relief Agency: ADRA maintains a blog about their Seventh-day Adventist Church efforts in promoting health, providing food and water and responding to emergencies.
  2. Christian Connections for International Health: This organization promotes international “health and wholeness from a Christian perspective.”
  3. Episcopal Relief & Development: This organization’s programs work toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals, which aim to cut extreme poverty in half by 2015.
  4. IMA World Health: This faith-based organization provides healthcare services and medical supplies around the world.
  5. World Vision: This is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
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