Progress and Hope on World Aids Day

December 1, 2016By Lisa BosDisease Prevention No Comments

I vaguely remember the rise of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s.  I can recall hearing stories of disease and death, but not really understanding what that meant—the devastation this horrible disease was causing families and communities.  I don’t think the disease became even a little bit real to me until I saw the television movie “The … Read More

World Pneumonia Day

November 12, 2015By Christina BradicDisease Prevention, Healthy Moms and Kids No Comments

One of the many memories I have as a child growing up in the Pacific Northwest is having to walk to the bus stop in the Winter with a scarf wrapped around my head — an itchy scarf that I hated. However, my mother could see me at the bus stop from the kitchen window, so I had to keep it on because — her words, “If I didn’t keep my ears covered, I was going to catch pneumonia!”

If my six year-old self had known what I know now

More Than an Itch for Kids Under 5

December 17, 2013By WV AdvocacyDisease Prevention 1 Comment

At Beyond 5, we focus on five things that will help each child live to their fifth birthday and beyond: Malaria falls under preventable diseases and children under 5 years old is the group most affected.  The world’s deadliest creature, the mosquito, kills nearly 655,000 people every year.  The World Health Organization estimates that an … Read More

Celebrating 10 Years of Saving Lives

June 11, 2013By Lisa BosDisease Prevention 1 Comment

In 2003, an extraordinary thing happened.  For the first time, the United States government took a bold and decisive step to address a disease that was taking millions of lives and leaving millions of children orphaned.  The new program was unprecedented in scope, setting goals that were ambitious and bringing together people with very different … Read More