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Malawi Celebrates Dramatic Drop in Child Mortality–280,000 Kids Saved

Despite being one of the poorest countries in the world, Malawi has reduced its child mortality rate by more than two-thirds, saving the lives...

Malawi Chief Annuls Child Marriages, Sends Kids to School

Child advocates cheered the news in April when Malawi, an African nation with one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world,...
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Little Dresses Bring Hope to Malawi

Rachel O'Neill fell in love with the sweeping vistas of Malawi, Africa, but especially with the little girls, whose only clothing were the thread-bare...
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TV Viewers Rally to Lift 120,000 Malawi Kids Off the Ground

Six months ago, political reporter and former legislative director Lawrence O'Donell shared his experience of delivering 30 desks to a children's classroom in Africa...
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Madonna Visits Millennium Village in Malawi, Sees Progress She Funded

Madonna today visited Gumulira, a Millennium Village of approximately 5000 people in rural central Malawi. Raising Malawi, an organization co-founded by Madonna, has been...
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Malawi Farmers Adapt to Climate Change, Become Filmmakers to Teach Others (Video)

A journalist and CNN corporate sales executive quit her job to pursue a Masters thesis that would help Malawi farmers use video to teach...
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Malawi Windmill Boy Talks of Worldwide Fame in New Book

The extraordinary true story of a Malawian teenager who transformed his village by building electric windmills out of junk is the subject of a...
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A Girl’s Journey from Dollar-a-day Malawi to Elite US Prep School

In an unlikely journey that most girls in Malawi can only dream of, a 16-year-old from a rural village spent the summer attending Phillips...

Free AIDS Drugs Save Lives of Quarter Million in Malawi

Malawi, which launched a free AIDS drug program five years ago with 5,000 initial beneficiaries, is now supplying 250,000 HIV positive citizens with the...
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Malawi Youth Builds $16 Windmill to Power Village

"Malawi youth William Kamkwamba, without formal education or training, and having dropped out of school for lack of funds, constructed a windmill that could...
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Madonna Helps AIDS Orphans in Malawi

Madonna is visiting the African state of Malawi where she is building an orphanage and child care centre and is involved in other initiatives...

Scientists Discover How to Make Eco-Friendly Sunscreen From a Source of Food Waste: Cashew Shells

A team of international scientists has found an environmentally friendly way of producing potential sunscreens by using cashew nut shells, instead of discarding them...

Good News in History, August 16

50 years ago today Neil Young joined Crosby, Stills and Nash on stage for the first time, playing at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago—a...

Good News in History, August 8

50 years ago today, The Beatles shot the famous photo for cover of their Abbey Road album in the crosswalk outside Abbey Road studios....

Billionaire Promises to Reward 70-Year-old Woman Who Walked 10 Miles to Help Cyclone Victims

When this tenacious grandmother did not have money to take a bus, she hiked for 10 miles so she could bring a bag of supplies to a disaster relief area.

This Simple Self-Defense Program is Halting Sexual Assault Rates in Their Tracks

This simple self-defense program in Kenya fights gender-based violence by teaching both girls and boys how to respect and protect one another – and...

Child Labor Rates Cut By Almost Half, Millions More Children Get a Childhood

Yet another positive trend has emerged from around the world: since child labor rates have plummeted by almost half since the turn of the...

Here’s Your Antidote to Current Events: Positive News About 10 Death Rates That Keep Going Down

While the media today might cause you to believe that we're surrounded by death and destruction, these positive trends will convince you many things are improving.

AIDS is No Longer the Leading Cause of Death in Africa

Thanks to the tireless efforts devoted to education and treatment of the disease, a new report says that HIV/AIDS is no longer the leading...

World’s First Malaria Vaccine to Help Prevent Deaths in 3 African Countries

The world's first notably effective malaria vaccine is set to save thousands of lives throughout Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi starting in 2018. The World Health...