World Health

This section of the Global Innovation Commons is dedicated to the fields of disease prevention and public health. The list is comprised of the most neglected diseases that are prevalent in the most marginalized populations. Some of these diseases are known to have preventative measures or acute treatments that are not accessible in the areas which need it the most. Due to the nature of this section of the Global Innovation Commons, we would like to extend a message of honor to those who have died from, lost someone to, suffered from, or will contract these diseases.Without their sacrifice, the research for the treatment and prevention of these devastating diseases would not have been possible. Our goal is to create a massive global awareness about these diseases, thereby significantly reducing their effect and creating a more productive and engaged world for the future.

Treating Drug-Resistant Malaria in Southeast Asia

On February 20, 2015, NPR News reported on a recent study conducted by doctors at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok.  The study discovered an increasing incidence of malaria resistant to artemisinins, an important class of antimalarial drugs.  

 

Ebola and Hunger in West Africa

On February 12, 2015, the World Bank Group announced $15 million in financing to supply record amounts of staple crop seed and fertilizer to the nations most heavily affected by the recent ebola virus outbreak: Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.  The funds will come from grants supplied by the World Bank Group’s International Development Association (IDA) and its Ebola Recovery and Reconstruction Trust Fund. 

 

The Transformative Power of the Commons

On February 11, 2015, NPR News highlighted a report issued by Lawrence Berkley National Lab’s Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies.  The report lists 51 technology “breakthroughs” that the authors

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Ebola

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