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Haiti’s Sanitation System Needs Donor Assistance To Improve

New Yorker: Haiti’s Shadow Sanitation System Jonathan Katz, writer based in Durham, N.C. “…Building a nationwide water and sanitation infrastructure would cost $1.6 billion, Pedro Medrano Rojas, the new U.N. senior coordinator for cholera response in Haiti, told me. … Many advocates argue that the billions in needed investments must…

Europe’s Harm Reduction Drug Policies Can Be Model For Other Regions, Nations

Huffington Post: Postcard From Vienna: Europe’s Stance on International Drug Policy Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “… This year the annual U.N.-sponsored Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting [in Vienna] will feature a High Level Review of international drug policy to assess where…

Research Collaborations Can Improve Health Care, Policy In Africa

PLOS Medicine: Building Research Capacity in Africa: Equity and Global Health Collaborations Kathryn Chu of Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Sudha Jayaraman of Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center; and Patrick Kyamanywa and Georges Ntakiyiruta of the University of Rwanda “…Global health partnerships and international research collaborations have enormous potential to improve…

Humanitarian Groups Should Focus On Efficiently, Quickly Saving Lives

The Guardian: Why David Miliband is wrong about humanitarian goals Jonathan Whittall, head of humanitarian analysis at Médecins Sans Frontières “In a recent opinion piece in The Guardian, former British foreign secretary and now the head of the International Rescue Committee, David Miliband, argued that the goals of humanitarian action…

Opinion Pieces Address International Women’s Day

The following Huffington Post pieces address International Women’s Day, recognized on March 8. Huffington Post: Resource Mothers: Women Healing Women Nancy Jallo, international medical educator “…Whether it’s difficulties during childbirth or illness in the first years of life, ensuring that mothers and newborns stay alive and healthy in many parts…

Opinion Pieces Address International Women’s Day

The following opinion pieces address issues surrounding International Women’s Day, recognized on March 8. The Hill: Nigerian Ambassador Ade Adefuye: Remembering International Women’s Day Ade Adefuye, Nigerian ambassador to the U.S. “…We cannot forget the barriers that women had to overcome and we must celebrate what women have accomplished throughout…

Sweden, U.S. Partner On Development Assistance

Huffington Post: Sweden and America Link Arms on Development Assistance Mark Brzezinski, U.S. ambassador to Sweden, and Bjorn Lyrvall, Swedish ambassador to the U.S. “… As we move forward together, U.S. and Swedish development experts will continue to seek innovative partnerships, solicit inventive ideas and solutions, and encourage involvement of…

NIH To Conduct Trials To Test HIV Treatment In Newborns

New York Times: Great Hope for Babies With HIV “America’s National Institutes of Health will soon sponsor clinical trials abroad to evaluate whether early and very aggressive drug treatments for babies infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can effectively clear the virus from their bodies. The hope is…

Humanitarian Aid ‘The Best Opportunity’ To Help Those Affected By Syria’s Civil War

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,…

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