Democracy Provides Good Context To Handle Epidemics After mentioning the riots that broke out in Haiti after the startÂ of theÂ cholera epidemic last year, Richard Evans, aÂ professor of history and president of Wolfson College at theÂ University of Cambridge, writes in a Guardian opinion piece that “popular disturbances during epidemics are nothing…
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Foreign affairs ministers and representatives of international organizations, who met in Rome for the second meeting of the Libya Contact Group, “agreed to create a new funding mechanism to support humanitarian action and reconstruction in Libya,” Devex’s blog “The Development Newswire” reports.
Actress Julia Roberts will serve as a global ambassador for the Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and join Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s effort “to introduce 100 million clean cookstoves around the world by 2020, the State Department said Friday,” Agence France-Presse reports.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at a meeting of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome said that without immediate action, food shortages and volatile prices could spark global destabilization, the Associated Press reports.
African Progress Panel Report Highlights Status Of African Economies At World Economic Forum On Africa
Africa’s economies are expanding, but the continent is still too dependent on the export of raw materials, and trade between African nations needs to be increased, the African Progress Panel (APP) said in a report released Thursday at the World Economic Forum on Africa, which is taking place this week in Cape Town, the Associated Press/Washington Post reports.
USAID’s Work In Asia: “In 25 countries across Asia, from Kazakhstan to Papua New Guinea, we work to support the success of emerging economies and help address the challenges of hunger and poverty. We do this not just by extending a helping hand, but sharing the hope of the American…
Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) on Wednesday “urged a halt to an aid program for flood victims in Pakistan in the wake of revelations that slain al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden lived there unperturbed for years,” Agence France-Presse reports.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday launched the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), a “mobile application development partnership aimed at delivering free health care information and tips to pregnant women and mothers around the world via cell phone,” Federal Computer Week reports (Lipowicz, 5/3).
PEPFAR Annual Meeting:Â The meeting, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week,Â “provides a unique opportunity for us to reflect upon our achievements, work on solutions to solve the latest challenges, and identify the next steps to carry this momentum forward,” and “serves as a testament to the remarkable contributions of…
War Should Not Be An Excuse For Development Aid Once again, Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers report has ranked Afghanistan, where one in 11 women die of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, the worst place in the world to be a mother, which “is not surprising,”…