Author Archives: Guest Blogger

To Bear Witness

Andrew Smith

This article originally appeared on Health Initiative  by Dr. Grace Deukmedjian I lived in Los Angeles for several years and the Navajo Reservation is a Read More

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Fun Indian Cooking Classes Raise Diabetes Awareness

Pramela Bhat, enthusiastic Arogya World supporter, recently hosted Indian cooking classes in Florence, Italy. In addition to preparing healthy and delicious Indian dishes such as egg curry and spicy cauliflower, attendees learned about diabetes and its prevention. Proceeds from the event were donated to Arogya World. One attendee at the event shared with us the following message: “As a woman whose family has been impacted by non-communicable diseases, I thank your organization for actively fighting against cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers and chronic lung disease.

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Manager | Global Health Strategies

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Job: Monitoring and Evaluation Experts, Liberia – Management Systems…

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Job: Logistics Managers – MineTech International

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Job: Self Funded Summer Internship – Intersights

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Job: Programme Manager, Sudan – Danish Refugee Council

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Crisis Mapping & Humanitarian Information on the Ground in Haiti

In one of the most compelling presentations given at the 2010 Crisismappers conference held in Boston, Nigel Snoad , Board Member of the ICT4Peace Foundation, flags enduring challenges with the use of ICTs in humanitarian aid.

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Executive Director: Project Muso Ladamunen, Mali

Project Muso Ladamunen (PML) is seeking applicants for an Executive Director position. Organizational Profile: Project Muso Ladamunen (PML) is a rapidly growing non-profit 501 (c) Read More

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Living Proof: Ghana – Breastfeeding

Outreach programs in Ghana spread the word about the benefits of breastfeeding to mothers and their children. Mothers report healthier, smarter babies.

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Director of Communications | Friends of the Global Fight

US – DC – Washington, Duties Brand growth: o Set up high-level speaking engagements for Friends and the Global Fund’s executive teams o Strategically organize events that will maximize the profile of the two organiza

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HHS Secretary Addresses Bullying and Teen Suicide

By Miguel Gomez , AIDS.gov Director The problems of bullying and suicide are serious—and children or adolescents who are, or are perceived to be, LGBT are at particular risk. We would like to note that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan highlighted this issue in op-ed pieces in several major city newspapers. Please see the full article below. Also, a month ago, Secretary Sebelius and Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the creation of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

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Connecting Crisismapping to the United Nations

Cross-fertilisation of UN Common Operational Datasets and Crisismapping At the retreat of the UN Crisis Information Management Advisory Group (CiMAG) on 5 October 2010 at IBM Palisades in New York , the ICT4Peace Foundation underscored the point made in the IASC draft document on the Common Operational Datasets (CODs) that “some of the CODs, such as data on the affected population and damage to infrastructure, will change during the different phases of the response and therefore will need to be frequently updated and maintained.” Even without an expansion of the existing CODs, the Foundation’s submission was that crisismapping could and should feed into the updating of UN datasets after a crisis occurs, complementing timely efforts by UN agencies and the cluster leads to update this information. This concept note is a first attempt to capture the ways through which crisismapping, using crowdsourced information, can feed into and complement key datasets within the UN system, and flags deep seated attendant challenges in this regard

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