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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 Times 
President Trump preparing to speak from the Oval Office after a House vote on the health care bill was canceled because it didn't have the support to pass. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — When Speaker Paul D. Ryan arrived at the ... See more..
New York Times 
In a day of high drama, Mr. Ryan rushed to the White House shortly after noon on Friday to tell Mr. Trump he did not have the votes for a repeal bill that had been promised for seven years — since Mr. Obama signed the landmark health care law. During ... See more..
New York Times 
This time, by negotiating with Mr. Trump on the complex issue of health care, a measure whose complexity he did not seem to fully grasp, they moved an already contentious bill further and further to the right, eliminating too many benefits to keep ... See more..
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NBCNews.com 
President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act on Friday after they concluded they lacked the GOP votes necessary to pass the bill. In the aftermath of its failure, Democratic leaders declared victory — but said ... See more..
CNBC 
"This also means that managed care stocks could see a dip because there [was] a health-care industry fee that would have been repealed," in the Obamacare replacement bill, she said in an interview on CNBC's "Closing Bell" on Friday afternoon. See more..
New York Times 
“Health care is hard,” one young woman said quietly to a peer. Building employees gossiped. “Ryan did an interview downstairs,” one man told a police officer on his way out, referring to Mr. Ryan's session with reporters after 4 p.m. “Said Obamacare's ... See more..
Boston.com 
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in joining with the state's all-Democratic congressional delegation in expressing relief at the failure of the U.S. House to pass a GOP bill aimed at undoing former President Barack Obama's health care law. See more..
CNBC 
"If we get a delayed pullback on Monday as people worry that losing on health care means the rest of the president's agenda is doomed to fail, I think you should use that as a chance to buy some stocks like the industrials that would benefit from tax ... See more..
AOL 
She also posted a statement, noting, in part, "Today was a victory for the 24,000,000 people at risk of losing their health insurance, for seniors, for families battling the quiet epidemic of addiction, for new moms, and women everywhere. Most of all ... See more..
CNBC 
U.S. equities closed mixed Friday after a choppy trading session with NBC News reporting the House pulled a key health-care bill. 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