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Prof. William A. Joseph | Department of Political Science | Wellesley College



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WHO | World Health Organization

Global Health Facts

    •, a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, provides free, up-to-date and easy-to-access data by country on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other key health and socio-economic indicators. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and color-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses. is a companion site to, a project operated by the Foundation with major support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Helen Keller International

    • Founded in 1915 by Helen Keller and George Kessler, Helen Keller International (HKI) is among the oldest international NGOs (non-governmental organizations) devoted to preventing blindness and reducing malnutrition in the world. We currently work in 22 countries: 13 in Africa, 8 in Asia-Pacific, and the United States.

International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC)

    • We are passionate and tenacious professionals who, together with our international Board of visionaries and leaders, work with hundreds of partners worldwide to secure every woman’s right to a just and healthy life. We are funded by private foundations, UN agencies, European governments, individuals and corporations. We do not accept funding from the U.S. government.

One World Health

    • We are a non-profit drug development organization with a mission to discover, develop, and deliver safe, effective, and affordable new treatments for neglected infectious diseases afflicting children in the developing world.

Partners in Health

    • At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When a person in Peru, or Siberia, or rural Haiti falls ill, PIH uses all of the means at our disposal to make them well—from pressuring drug manufacturers, to lobbying policy makers, to providing medical care and social services. Whatever it takes. Just as we would do if a member of our own family—or we ourselves—were ill.

Rehydration Project

    • Rehydration Project is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian, international development group. We aim to work within the health framework of developing countries to help them achieve and maintain high levels of immunization, improve access to clean water and safe sanitation, support breastfeeding and promote hygiene education. We also show these countries how to promote ORT and its effectiveness and how to develop educational programs to encourage widespread usage. In short, new ways to promote, produce and provide ORT.

Nothing But Nets

    • Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to combat malaria, one of the largest killers of children in Africa. With a $10 contribution, Nothing But Nets provides individuals – from CEOs to youth, professional athletes to faith leaders – the opportunity to join the global fight against malaria by sending a net and saving a life.

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)

    • The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global multi-stakeholder partnership organisation that works to improve the lives of poor people. WSSCC enhances collaboration among sector agencies and professionals around sanitation and water supply and contributes to the broader goals of poverty eradication, health and environmental improvement, gender equality and long-term social and economic development. WSSCC is at the forefront of knowledge, debate and influence on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for all.