Leaders Meet to Put Family Planning on the Global Agenda

Thousands gathered in Senegal yesterday for the opening of the second International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), the largest meeting of its kind, which will run until December 2, 2011. The objective of the groundbreaking meeting is to push forward an agenda for broad family planning access and support across the globe. The outcome of the [...]

A Global Effort to Eradicate Polio

Monday, October 24th was World Polio Day, and while the day gained global attention by much of the press, it was just any other day for most of us. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), polio has declined from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to 1,349 reported cases in 2010. Today the only [...]

Political will a must to end child malnutrition

The Horn of Africa is suffering from the worst drought in 60 years, forcing people to flee their homes in search of food and water.  Women and children are suffering the most due to malnutrition, especially in Somali, where the famine hit the hardest. Many mothers say they would rather die trying to reach a UN [...]

Clinton’s Africa vision is out of focus, say critics

On Monday, October 3, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will meet with 40 women entrepreneurs from 36 African nations participating in the 2011 African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program, at the U.S. Department of State. The African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program is a people-to-people exchange that connects women and enhances their ability to be key economic [...]

Fire on the mountain (VIDEO)

If we take too long to see why there is fire in our own backyards, the market will sell enough fire extinguishers. The market will not encourage us to know why the fire started. The gentleman in the payment kiosk swiped the card and gave it back to me. Then he asked my wife for [...]

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