There are 90 entries in this category.
Oct 24, 2007
The New York Times recently reported on a study in which people were asked about the most common global causes of death in children under five. Respondents named AIDS and Malaria as the top two, yet the reality is that birth complications, respiratory illness and diarrheal disease are the real offenders.
Oct 01, 2007
UNESCO claims that annual funding for the millennium development goal of halving the number of people around the world who lack access to safe drinking water is short by at least $10 billion. Now imagine if we could decrease our bottled water consumption by two-thirds and use the money to bring safe drinking water to the water-scarce regions?
Sep 07, 2007
The results from a recent Durex Global Sex Survey show no relationship between either gender, sexual orientation or marital status and how likely a person is to engage in unprotected sex with a casual partner.
Jul 27, 2007
A new generation of intelligent, well-informed literature about the AIDS epidemic in Africa is trumpeting the need to better “know your epidemic.“
Jul 06, 2007
A recent Economist article argues that there is more than enough money earmarked for world health initiatives, but that the available funds are not being dispersed.
Jun 27, 2007
In HIV/AIDS circles a false positive is a preferable evil to a false negative (which denies a patient treatment and creates the possibility that he or she will unknowingly spread the virus), but they still aren’t good, especially given the high stigma associated with the disease.
Jun 06, 2007
Despite their horrors, in slums there are jobs, access to markets, more developed roads and water systems and other civic infrastructure. And opportunity for the poor and donors alike.
May 30, 2007
In an attempt to curtail the phenomenon in aid circles in which materials distributed for free are thrown away or never used, some groups are experimenting with making the poor pay for certain interventions, such as bed nets. The goal is to determine whether payment will increase use.
Apr 17, 2007
A Ghanian economist is setting up malaria-free zones in various countries in Africa in an attempt to stop the disease one town at a time.
Apr 02, 2007
If there is a core truism to aid work it might be that all things are connected.