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Founded in 2001, Kids Without Borders is an all-volunteer international non-governmental organization based in Washington State. Our mission is to “inspire and involve youth in service worldwide”.

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It takes a village to prevent AIDS

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Regain control of your life and practice behaviors that generate good health and happiness with support from our loving and knowledgeable team. Our Tucson, Arizona, organization offers a variety of services that can help you enjoy life again.

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NAESM (National AIDS & Education Services for Minorities) was created in an effort to counteract the ever increasing spread of HIV/AIDS in communities of color. Since the opening of its doors in 25 years ago, NAESM has taken great pride in serving Atlanta's minority community. As a non-profit community based ...See More organization, NAESM is a beacon of hope for those in need of love and understanding. Show Less
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Health News

New York Post 
Forget about the subprime mortgage collapse. The health care sector is nursing its own toxic mess, with soaring debt, the analysts say. “As a nation, we have to step up our game and get on top of it; this is a huge issue,” said Chris Oretis, a former ... See more..
Albany Times Union 
Taken at a glance, the results of restaurant health inspections from area counties late last year suggested a startling conclusion: Either inspectors in Saratoga County were three times stricter, or restaurants in Albany and Schenectady counties were ... See more..
Minneapolis Star Tribune 
The cost of running health plans in Minnesota increased at a faster pace during 2015, raising questions about whether the state is on the cusp of an expensive new trend. Insurers spent a total of $1.69 billion on administrative expenses in 2015, up 11 ... See more..
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The Independent 
Adin said she's concerned the Republican health care bill under consideration by House Republicans will mean a friend who had breast cancer, and others with pre-existing conditions, won't be able to pay the higher price for their health care insurance. See more..
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal 
Perteria Allen waited seven-and-a-half years for last April 5 to arrive. Early that morning, she got her grandson Bertrand, 21, into the car and drove from their home in Greenville to Whitfield, where he began enrollment in the Department of Mental ... See more..
The Spokesman-Review 
Construction of a 100-bed behavioral health hospital is set to begin next week in Spokane on the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center campus. The $30 million, three-story psychiatric hospital is scheduled to open by fall 2018. The 65,000-square-foot ... See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
"Dr. Betz is one of the most collaborative leaders I have worked with in my career and I am confident his seasoned leadership and understanding of the university will provide stability not only to our health care system and health sciences programs ... See more..
nwitimes.com 
CVS Health already began to feel the pain in the fourth quarter from losing Tricare, but the full brunt will be felt in the first quarter of this year. In December, the 9.4 million beneficiaries in the healthcare benefits program of the U.S. Department ... See more..
NPR 
April is National Poetry Month, and Shots is exploring medicine in poetry through the words of doctors, patients and health care workers. The series is a collaboration with Pulse: Voices Through The Heart Of Medicine, a platform that publishes personal ... See more..
Billings Gazette 
Patients who struggle with substance abuse and mental illnesses rely heavily on mental health care, often to survive. In 2015, Montana had the third highest suicide rate in the nation. Based on Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services ... See more..
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Overview

Some of the world’s most significant health threats include HIV/AIDS, heart disease, lung disease, cancer, diabetes, diarrheal diseases, and poor vaccination practices.

Over 33 million people are currently living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, and over 25 million people have died since the first case of HIV/AIDS was diagnosed in 1981.1 Nearly 97% of all those infected with HIV/AIDS live in low and middle-income countries, and are particularly concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa.2. An estimated 3.4 million children are currently living with HIV/AIDS worldwide.3 People living with HIV/AIDS are statistically more likely to face discrimination, isolation, and abuse from family members and other members of society as a result of the negative stigmas surrounding the disease.4

Sexually transmitted diseases are a major health burden, and more than one million people contract a sexually transmitted disease every day worldwide.5 Additionally, each year 500 million people become ill with chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, or trichomoniasis.6  Several strains of sexually transmitted infections can substantially increase the likelihood of contracting HIV.7 More than 290 million women globally are infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV).8 Untreated HPV can cause cervical cancer and cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, throat, and tonsils.9

Noncommunicable diseases were attributed to 68% of deaths worldwide in 2012.10 The four leading noncommunicable diseases globally are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic lung diseases.11 Cancer accounts for over 8 million deaths each year,12 cardiovascular diseases for 17 million deaths, lung diseases for 4 million, and diabetes for 1.3 million deaths.13 More than 80% of deaths from noncommunicable diseases occur in low or middle-income countries.14 Most noncommunicable diseases have similar risk factors, such as physical inactivity, excessive tobacco and alcohol use, and poor nutritional health.15


The leading communicable diseases worldwide include HIV/AIDS, malaria, cholera, and tuberculosis. In 2012 there were 207 million cases of malaria worldwide and the disease was responsible for an estimated 670,000 deaths, particularly African children.16 One child in Africa dies every minute from malaria.17 Cholera and other waterborne diseases are also prevalent due to the fact that 748 million people still do not have access to clean water sources worldwide.18 There are approximately 1.4 to 4.3 million cases of cholera in the world and the disease causes anywhere from 28,000 to 140,000 deaths each year.19 In 2012 there were 8.6 million cases of tuberculosis and 1.3 million deaths.20 Vaccine-preventable diseases are a particularly deadly threat in developing countries where immunization is low. Around 1.5 million children under the age of five die each year from preventable diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and measles.21

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1 http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/global-statistics/
2 Ibid
3 http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6234243/k.C392/HIVAIDS.htm
4 http://www.avert.org/hiv-aids-stigma-and-discrimination.htm
5http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs110/en/
6 Ibid
7 Ibid
8 Ibid
9 http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm
10 http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310/en/index2.html
11 Ibid
12http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs297/en/
13 http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs355/en/
14 Ibid
15 Ibid
16 http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/
17 Ibid
18 http://www.who.int/gho/epidemic_diseases/cholera/en/
19 http://www.who.int/gho/epidemic_diseases/cholera/cases_text/en/
20 http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs104/en/
21 http://www.who.int/gho/immunization/en/
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Addictions (Drugs/Alcohol)
The abuse of alcohol has contributed to the deaths of 3.3 million people worldwide annually.1 The average 15 year-old now consumes 6.2 liters of alcohol each year.2 Drug usage by injections has been reported in at least 148 countries and 120 of these countries have determined that HIV-infection due to intravenous drug are a major issue.3 In 2012 the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimated that between 162 and 324 million people between the ages the ages of 15 and 64 have used or are using illicit drugs.4 These illicit drugs include cannabis, opioid, cocaine, or amphetamine-type stimulants.5 People classified as having a drug dependency number around 16–39 million people and only one in six people were able to receive proper treatment for drug ...See More addiction.6 Opiates are the most abused drug in Asia and Europe, whereas cocaine is the most abused substance in the Americas.7 The number of people who use intravenous drugs and are also living with HIV is around 1.7 million.8 Furthermore, over the past decade the amount of crime related to personal drug use and drug trafficking has drastically increased with the advent of the web-based market and advancements in technology.9 The abuse of alcohol has serious economic, societal, and health consequences.10 Despite the high prevalence of alcohol abuse across societies, very little has been done to introduce measures that will alleviate the issue into public policy.11 There is a well-studied causation between alcohol abuse and over 200 health complications and diseases.12 Adolescents and the elderly continue to be at the highest risk from injuries associated with alcohol abuse.13 Show Less