Since typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines last month, some predictable patterns of disaster news coverage have begun to emerge – including evidence of a sometimes contentious relationship between the press and aid organizations. This week on PLOS TGH, Columbia University’s Chris Tedeschi explores.
Interesting finding, but making sure they aren’t malnourished in the first place may be a better course of action. Source: Nytimes The studies, in Malawi, led by scientists from Washington University in St. Louis, reveal that severe malnutrition often involves more than a lack of food, and that feeding alone may not cure it. Read … Continue reading →
[This is the RSS feed for Tomorrow Global, written by Lorea Russell, Danielle Parsons, and Alanna Shaikh]Look for groups like the Stigma Project to help increase awareness and reduce stigma about HIV in 2013. (Photo credit: The Stigma Project) Don’t know what to look forward to in 2013? Try these: The events… A few international conferences will highlight the hottest areas of HIV research and activism in 2013: 1. IAS 2013 – The less-popular sibling of the International AIDS Conference that was held in Washington DC in 2012, the International AIDS Society’s Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Look for this conference to release the latest scientific findings on HIV, with this year’s special focus on HIV and substance abuse. 2. International Harm Reduction Conference – After an unintended break in 2012, IHRC is back and being hosted in Vilnius, Lithuania from June 9th to 13th. While harm reduction is by no means limited to HIV, this conference promises to focus on the “urgent need to provide sufficient political and financial support to address the HIV epidemic driven by injecting drug use in many parts of the world”. In contrast to IAS 2013, this event is sure to focus more on policy and advocacy
Christian Science Monitor: Humanitarian aid is the best, and only, solution for Syria Tara Sonenshine, distinguished fellow at George Washington University and an adviser to the Berlin-based Institute for Cultural Diplomacy “…Unlike revolutions in neighboring Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, Syria’s revolution has dragged on in a horrific way: 100,000 dead, 2.5 million refugees, 6.5 million…More
Devex: Turning the post-2015 trickle into a flood Girish Menon, director of international operations for WaterAid U.K. “…The debate around what will follow the MDGs has been long and complex. There are many issues on the table. But putting safe WASH front and center is not negotiable. Sanitation and hygiene are absolutely critical to human…More
IRIN: Laos’s urban-rural WASH divide “Laos has been growing at eight percent a year over the past decade but rural areas, where most people still live, are being left behind in terms of access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, health experts warn. Nearly half of the Lao rural population practices open defecation,…More
News outlets continue to report on reaction to and implications of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law. Associated Press/Washington Post: Aid cuts, delays hit Uganda’s poor health sector “The health project in Uganda for which the World Bank is delaying a loan does not face an immediate shortage of money, an official said Friday, allaying concerns that work…More
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Washington Post: Discrimination by law carries a high price Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group Eighty-three countries ” — in the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East — have passed laws that make homosexuality illegal. … More than 100 countries discriminate against women. And an even greater number of countries still…More
Solomon Huruva (MPH) The year 2014 is one many Zimbabweans will not forget easily. The year started on a high note of expectations particularly for civil servants who were eagerly awaiting fulfilment of promises made before elections. This was going to be the first year they were going to get a salary increment since the introduction of the multi-currency system in 2009. In what seemed like a flash, the media was awash with cases of graft, abuse of public office by the most trusted of public servants.