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Jan 29, 2007
The World Health Organization announced last week that its Measles Initiative has been successful at decreasing worldwide measles deaths by 60 percent since it began in 1999. The challenge now will be to sustain and expand.
Jan 24, 2007
More than 200 million Chinese from rural areas are migrating to cities in search of work, often leaving their children behind. While this move toward the city seems inexorable, some creative people are thinking up ways to present the rural poor with alternatives.
Oct 10, 2006
In the year after the tsunami hit more than $3.8 billion in relief aid was given. As is often the case, however, tangible results are hard to come by, not least because good intentions don’t necessarily lead to good outcomes.
Oct 05, 2006
One school in Bihar, India, is successfully breaking up the traditional marriage between poverty and lack of education seen in many poor regions.
Sep 21, 2006
A group of five countries plans to tax airline tickets to raise $300 million for medicines to treat children with HIV, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This initiative has a lot of potential for good, and long-term success will hinge on the logistics of delivering those medications and getting patients to take them.
Aug 10, 2006
South Africa is the continent’s largest, most diverse economy. Yet unemployment remains at about 30 percent, and rising interest rates and a weak rand are challenging growth. The root problem, say experts, is that South Africa has one of the world’s most unequal divisions of wealth.