TB continues to kill more people than HIV/AIDS and Malaria combined. In 2017, 1.6 million people died due to TB, and another 10 million people got ill, yet only 6.4 million of those were reported, writes Shiva Shresthra, Global Campaigns Manager of RESULTS International (Australia).
Many Australians woke recently to the face of little George on the front pages and screens of the nation. There he stood for all to see in a baby-blue T-shirt, printed with the googly eyes of a friendly monster — the sort of top you might buy a nephew for his birthday, writes Claire Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, World Vision Australia.
In global rankings of foreign aid, released overnight by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), we have seen Australia fall further behind other wealthy nations, from 17th to 19th, even though we are the 13th largest economy, writes Dr Helen Szoke AO, Chief Executive Oxfam Australia.
ABOUT 10 years ago I was lying on the floor of a Nairobi airport, feverish, convulsing and barely conscious. Through a haze my cameraman travelling partner approached me with a wooden black cross. I had contracted malaria, and in my state of mind the only thing I could imagine was that he was about to give me my last rites, writes Tim Costello, Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia.