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
“At the Vaccine Research Center at the [NIH], researchers have developed high-resolution images of the AIDS virus at the atomic level,” columnist Michael Gerson writes in a Washington Post opinion piece. He describes this research and the advances scientists have made in learning how to prevent HIV from infecting cells. “The goal is a vaccine…More
The Partnership for Public Service/Washington Post published a profile of Hamid Jafari, a medical officer with the CDC who worked with the WHO in India to manage the country’s program to eradicate polio. “He is now in Geneva, Switzerland, working on programs to eradicate polio in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria,” the newspaper notes (12/17).
In a post in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, David Ferreira, managing director for innovative finance and head of the Washington, D.C., office of the GAVI Alliance, examines immunization efforts in Ethiopia. “Just a decade ago, Ethiopia’s immunization coverage rate was as low as 28 percent, by measure of the [WHO]/UNICEF,…More
Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has been recognized with the Gold Standard Award for Corporate Citizenship by PublicAffairsAsia for Xylem Watermark, the company’s global corporate citizenship and social investment program.
Leading charity gift card provider TisBest Philanthropy announced today the addition of 10 new charity partners to their online charity gift card program. These 10 organizations are included on a list of more than 300 national and local nonprofit organizations that have partnered with TisBest Philanthropy. Recipients of TisBest Charity Gift Cards can use the money on their card to donate to any of the nonprofits on TisBest’s website.
Devex describes the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s tribute dinner that took place on December 12 in Washington, D.C. The group this year honored Vice President Joe Biden and Reps. Kay Granger (R-Texas) and Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), “a Republican and a Democrat who as chairwomen of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations have…More
“The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria didn’t meet its goal last week of raising $15 billion to support disease programs over the next three years. But that isn’t stopping the Geneva-based organization’s executive director, Mark Dybul, from being ‘cautiously optimistic’ that it will,” the Wall Street Journal’s “Washington Wire” blog reports. At…More
On Thursday afternoon, nonprofit leader Ned Breslin explained social entrepreneurship to Yale undergraduates through punk music. Breslin — the CEO of Water for People, an American-based nonprofit that works to establish long-lasting, safe drinking water resources in developing countries — came to campus as the first-ever speaker of InnovateHealth Yale, the School of Public Health’s new enterprise program. Breslin’s talk, which was entitled “The Fighter, the Skateboarder and the Punk: Unusual Clues on Social Entrepreneurism from the Edges,” focused on the habits of effective entrepreneurs, using himself, martial artist Cameron Conway and skateboarder Rodney Mullen as representative of entrepreneurial spirit.
The Bansidhar & lla Panda Foundation in partnership with FICCI Aditya Birla CSR Centre of Excellence and FlCCl Odisha State Council, organized a Panel Discussion on “Water & Sanitation: Foundation for Improved Health” on Nov 28th at Bhubaneswar.
While many Americans take for granted that clean, drinking water is readily available in the United States, this is not a reality for many impoverished people throughout the world. Every day over 6,000 people die because they don’t have access to clean drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities. In response to this pressing issue, the Water for People Committee of the American Water Works Association New Jersey (AWWA NJ) Section raised money with two recent events.