World AIDS Day 2017: a reading list

World AIDS Day 2017: a reading list

Today is World AIDS Day, and while your news feeds are streaming with guilty pleas and tax bills, we want to make sure that some important perspectives and reports on the US and Global status of HIV/AIDS make it to your reading list today.  Below, we’ve compiled...
Register Now: Our Health is Not For Sale!

Register Now: Our Health is Not For Sale!

Day of Action: Our health is not for sale! April 7, 2017 University of Washington, Seattle, WA The People’s Health Movement (PHM) and Health Alliance International (HAI) are thrilled to join the International Day of Action Against Privatization of Health on April 7,...
Seattle-based Volunteer/Practicum Opportunity

Seattle-based Volunteer/Practicum Opportunity

Health Alliance International and the People’s Health Movement are currently planning an exciting series of events in solidarity with International Day Against the Commercialization, Marketization, and Privatization of Health Care. The event, taking inspiration from...
World AIDS Day 2017: a reading list

Who benefits in the fight against AIDS?

On first glance, the question seems simple and the answer seems clear: as HIV programs roll out, become more effective, and reach more people, surely, people at risk of acquiring or currently living with HIV should benefit from programs whose goal is to end AIDS once...
World AIDS Day 2017: a reading list

World AIDS Day 2016: A world without AIDS is within our reach

Thirty-five years ago, the world first came to know about a virus which would change the course of history and be responsible for more than 35 million deaths worldwide. Every December 1st, World AIDS Day, the world takes a moment to reflect upon the history of...

Cuba’s Health System: A Pioneer

In the decades since the success of the 1959 Cuban Revolution, that small island has gained a global reputation for its pioneering health system. Although Cuba’s GDP is only a fraction of that of the U.S., the island has a lower infant mortality rate and has among the...

How do we measure the effects of war?

The question sounds simple, but becomes complex quite quickly: how do you measure the effects of war?  In particular, how do you know how many people died as a result of combat? In a new article published on PLoS One, HAI’s Amy Hagopian and her team of researchers...
Balancing breastfeeding and work

Balancing breastfeeding and work

Welcome to the final day of our celebration of World Breastfeeding Week! Earlier this week, we discussed the health benefits to mother and infant of breastfeeding, the needs of HIV positive mothers who are breastfeeding, and HAI’s work around maternal and infant...
Why don’t more women breastfeed?

Why don’t more women breastfeed?

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog the past few days, you already know that we’re celebrating World Breastfeeding Week.  We’ve discussed the health benefits to mother and infant of breastfeeding, the needs of HIV positive mothers who are breastfeeding, and HAI’s...
Breastfeeding 101: What is the big deal about breast milk?

Breastfeeding 101: What is the big deal about breast milk?

By: Julia Robinson and Amanda Young This week Health Alliance International (HAI) is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week! This annual event brings together leaders in global public health to underline education and the importance of breastfeeding and all the health...
HAI supports Community Alliance for Global Justice

HAI supports Community Alliance for Global Justice

Last week, many HAI-HQ staff members had the honor of participating in a local community organizing event held by our partners at Community Alliance for Global Justice, or CAGJ.  HAI Executive Director James Pfeiffer and his wife Rachel Chapman were there, along with...