The United Nations is vowing to end extreme poverty within our lifetimes. Here's why that might actually be realistic.
The 43rd president of the United States did a great thing for humankind -- but most Americans have no idea.
The riches of the United Arab Emirates hold promise for transgender sex workers, but also danger and unspeakable cruelty.
For better or worse, the Kony 2012 campaign has brought the fugitive warlord to the attention of the world. So what do we do now?
Why Rick Santorum would be great news for the AIDS fight in Africa.
From the Indian April Fools cable to Hanoi's sexy discos to China's dangerous nuclear plants, Julian Assange's hits just keep on coming.
In one of the most beautiful parts of the world, and also one of the deadliest.
Failed states are mainly a threat to their own inhabitants. We should help them anyway.
Why the world's premier public health organization must change or die.
Global leaders promised a decade ago to end poverty by 2015. With just five years left, the U.N. General Assembly -- including an estimated 140 heads of state -- will meet this week to assess progress. How much good has been done? Here's a hint: not enough.
Beijing is handy at tapping into international funds for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Here's why sending money to China also helps the rest of the world.
The first 10 years of the 21st century were humanity's finest -- even for the world's bottom billion.
Why is Beijing winning health grants at the expense of African countries?
Barack Obama's administration is taking an expansive, ambitious approach to global health. Does that mean giving up on combating HIV/AIDS?
Could a new weapon deal the definitive blow in the long battle of man vs. mosquito? Forget bed nets; think lasers. Nathan Myhrvold, Bill Gates's ideas guy, tells FP about his plans to defeat malaria.
Why the South African president's polygamy is about more than womanizing.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki tries to rewrite the history of his diplomatic career.
A Ugandan Parliamentarian wants to outlaw homosexuality and prescribe the death penalty for having sex while HIV positive. The worse news is, he might actually get what he wants.
How former U.S. Global AIDS coordinator Mark Dybul ditched the bureaucracy, stopped intergovernmental turf wars, pushed for results, and helped create an anti-poverty machine that actually works.
America brought Europe back to life a half-century ago. Why not give Africa the same chance?
As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to Africa, the continent is in far better shape than most experts think.
How Lula turned an HIV crisis into a geopolitical opportunity.
More than a third of the world's population doesn’t have access to essential medications. Greedy drug companies, government bureaucracies, and apathy all get in the way. Some brave scientists have had enough of the high costs and red tape. They're frustrated, they're mad, and now they're finding ways to buck the system.
AIDS does not discriminate by religion or citizenship. Yet, for years, leaders of Muslim countries have denied the pandemic's threat to their societies. While they looked the other way, HIV quietly crept into the most vulnerable populations in the most volatile parts of the world. Muslim leaders must now address the threat -- or risk losing their community of believers to a global plague.
Two decades and billions of dollars into the fight against AIDS, the world still has a long way to go in arresting the epidemic. The cash that donor governments roll out with much fanfare won't make a dent so long as misperceptions persist about how we are winning and losing the battle against the disease.