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November 21 2014

From ONE Fri Nov 21 2014, 16:26:09

Over the past few months, we hosted ONE Leadership Academy events for volunteers across the country. ONE members attended these trainings lead by ONE staff, which provided opportunities to grow as an advocate and global citizen. The idea for these "leadership academies," which were held in 20 locations from Alaska to Florida, came from 2014 Power Summit evaluation...

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From ONE Fri Nov 21 2014, 12:22:37

By Benjamin M. Freeman Jr., a Mandela Washington Fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative. After an exciting 14 weeks in the USA as a Mandela Washington Fellow, I faced the mind-boggling challenge of returning to Liberia in the midst of a raging Ebola outbreak. The Government of Liberia had announced a state of emergency...

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From ONE Fri Nov 21 2014, 09:37:01

Story and illustrations by David Hong. Even though he changed the world and helped feed countless people, the average American isn't familiar with Norman Borlaug. As an agriculture policy wonk and shameless fan, I drop his name in conversations all the time and people ask me, "Who is Norman Borlaug?" What do you mean you...

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November 20 2014

From ONE Thu Nov 20 2014, 13:50:00

This piece was originally published in The Huffington Post.  Diseases do a lot of different things, all vicious, but there's one thing they've got in common: they find our vulnerabilities and exploit them. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa -- and the world's inept initial response to it -shows how fragile we are on all...

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From ONE Thu Nov 20 2014, 11:58:29

Today is Universal Children's Day! In honor of kids everywhere, we're celebrating the winners of the Children's Africana Book Awards (CABA). This award recognizes authors and illustrators who create accurate, quality children's books that counter stereotypical depictions of Africa. When Ifeoma Onyefulu began writing children's books, she was motivated by more than just the desire to become a published...

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From ONE Thu Nov 20 2014, 08:58:22

The Ebola crisis needs a global response, there's no doubt about that. Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone's fragile health systems need both a short-term boost and long-term investment to shut down the virus, which is why we're campaigning for the governments of every nation to step up and deliver funding and supplies. But that doesn't...

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November 19 2014

From ONE Wed Nov 19 2014, 08:13:10

Ebola is devastating parts of West Africa. And every day we continue to wait - for funding to reach the ground, for nurses and doctors to be deployed, for the shattered medical services to be rebuilt - more people die. Leaders from every nation--not just the usual suspects--need to stop waiting and deliver. Watch our...

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November 18 2014

From ONE Tue Nov 18 2014, 15:29:20

Three weeks ago, volunteers across the country used their voice during our week of V-ACTION. Phone calls were made asking President Obama to pledge $1 billion over the next 4 years to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in order to help them improve access to vaccines and save lives of 6 million children. But this week...

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From ONE Tue Nov 18 2014, 14:02:22

By Jaswanth Madhavan, ONE policy team  We know how important toilets are in the fight against water contamination and diarrheal disease. But because of infrastructure and cost, conventional toilets don't always work in developing countries - and as a result, 35% of the world's population to lack access to basic, working toilets. Fortunately, there are a few cost-effective, eco-friendly, sustainable...

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From ONE Tue Nov 18 2014, 11:57:22

The holiday season has arrived! Get more out of your holiday shopping this season - buy gifts that make a positive impact in the developing world. Here's a hand-picked list of 12 socially conscious products and ONE merchandise that we LOVE:  1. Haiti Christmas Stocking- Celebrate the season and decorate your home with a touch of Haiti! This stocking is made...

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