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The Second Disease Ever Eradicated on Earth (Thanks, Jimmy Carter)

In 1986, the painful Guinea worm disease plagued more than 3.5 million people in Africa and Asia. Last year, there were only 126 cases...

Peace in North Darfur

People from El Sereif, North Darfur, cheer during a cultural and sports event organized by UNAMID (The UN/African Union Mission in Darfur) as part...
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Sharp Decline in Maternal and Child Deaths Globally, New Data Shows

Since the start of an international effort to address maternal and child mortality, millions of lives have been saved globally, a new study shows. In...
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LEGO Donates $3 Million to Educate Refugee Children

The LEGO Foundation presented a $3 million donation to the UN refugee agency on Friday to help improve access to quality primary school education...
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Humanity Made Great Strides in 2013

In a blog post, Bill Gates shared his thoughts on the best news of 2013, especially in his chosen philanthropic fields of global health....
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Ethiopia and Angola Double Number of Girls in School in 10 years

The number of girls enrolling in primary school has soared across Africa in the last decade, according to a report released on Monday. With primary...
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$80M Partnership Announced to Save Africa’s Elephants

Conservation groups announced yesterday a three-year $80 million Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action that will bring together NGOs and governments to stop the...
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Google Gives $23 Million To 7 Charities for High Tech Innovations

Asserting that nonprofits now lag behind industry in technological innovation due to lack of funding, Google unveiled its remedy yesterday. It announced $23 million...
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Runner Without a Country to Compete at Olympics

A fearful refugee, Guor Marial ran for his life to escape a Sudanese child labour camp. Now he will get to run at the...
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Africa’s Amazing Rise: From Disappointment to Boom in 10 Years

A decade ago, The Economist labeled Africa "the hopeless continent." In December, the magazine predicted that "the continent's impressive growth looks likely to continue."...
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Carter Center Gets $40M to Eradicate Guinea Worm Disease

The Guinea worm disease soon will be relegated to the history books, thanks to The Carter Center's ongoing eradication program and new donations from...
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Lady Gaga Tops List of 20 Celebrities Doing Good in 2011

DoSomething.org, an organizations that helps teens take action on causes they care about, released its fourth annual 'Top 20 Celebs Gone Good' list. Lady...
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Biker Thug Becomes Unlikely Hero to Many

When the former drug addict and biker thug, Sam Childers, (along with his former stripper wife) got a hold of some old-time religion, he became...
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Solar Sister Lights up Rural Africa With Avon-like Business for Women

One-year-old start up Solar Sister is using cosmetics company AVON's model to distribute solar energy in Uganda, Sudan, and Rwanda. The “business in a...
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Expats Return To Somalia In Hopes Of Aiding Change

A new Cabinet took office in November in the capital, Mogadishu, and it's loaded with Somali-Americans. Some have given up quiet lives in the...
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London to Cape Town Using the Power of the Sun

After 347 days, 27,000 miles, 16 countries, 14 punctures, and 4000 hours of sunshine-generated power, Gwyn Roberts arrived at his destination last month, completing...
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US Aid Worker Released After 105 Days in Darfur

A Christian relief organization says its aid worker kidnapped in May in Sudan's Darfur region was freed Monday. Samaritan’s Purse relief worker Flavia Wagner...
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Ten Hero Kids Voted Most Huggable, Each Awarded $10,000

Ten youth judged as this year's Huggable Heroes were honored today for their volunteer efforts at making the world a better place -- in...
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World On Track to Cut Poverty in Half, But Turner and Gates Called in to Boost Other Goals

Despite the global economic downturn, the world is still on track to meet a key U.N. goal of halving the number of people living...
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Time Calls it “The Decade From Hell”… NOT!

Time magazine named this "The Decade From Hell". The sensationalist headline ignores all the good things that happened, so we, at the Good News...