Women Helping Women in Johannesburg’s Townships

Women Helping Women in Johannesburg’s Townships

This post was originally published on Impatient Optimists. I met Jabulile Tlhabane, 57, in a small woman-owned restaurant on a busy road in Alexandra Township located about 60 minutes outside Johannesburg depending on the time of day and traffic. Alexandra, or Alex as the locals call it, is home to over a million people even though its resident […]

World Bank Releases New World Indicators Data

World Bank Releases New World Indicators Data

Everyone knows the World Bank loves its data and for those of us who write about and follow global health and development trends we are particularly grateful for how thorough they are in continually updating and releasing data that is relevant to the stories we write and to the global health programs we cover. On Friday, the World […]

Why Don’t We Spend More Money at Home? Breaking Down False Notions About U.S. Foreign Aid

Why Don’t We Spend More Money at Home? Breaking Down False Notions About U.S. Foreign Aid

Whenever I go to the Hill to advocate for continued and, more importantly, increased funding for foreign aid I always hear from staffers that their constituents perpetually call their congressperson’s or senator’s office telling them to stop spending money in other countries and use that money at home. What these concerned citizens and so many […]

Why Oxfam Can Hold Brands Accountable for Land Grabbing

Oxfam scored big in March when it announced that Pepsico, the second largest food and beverage brand, agreed to cease land grabbing in its supply chain. “Consumer power just got a little bit stronger,” said Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International. The second biggest food and beverage company in the world has committed to […]

Meet Dismus Mwalukwanda, a Community Health Worker in Zambia #WHWWeek

Meet Dismus Mwalukwanda, a Community Health Worker in Zambia #WHWWeek

I walked quickly beside Dismus Mwalukwanda on a sandy path bordered by overgrown shrubbery leading through the bush to rural homes outside of Lusaka, Zambia’s capital. Mwalukwanda, 43, is a frontline health worker for the Njovo Village and took me to visit a family whose young children he has treated often for malaria. Mwalukwand is […]

USAID Launches New Global Development Lab

USAID Launches New Global Development Lab

Exactly how does the global community end poverty by 2030? According to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), it’s by working together. Today marks the official launch of USAID’s Global Development Lab, a new initiative that uses science and technology to improve global health and development outcomes around the world. Utilizing data and analytics USAID is […]

Teaching in the Netherlands and Learning Outcomes #TeacherTuesday

Teaching in the Netherlands and Learning Outcomes #TeacherTuesday

This interview was conducted by and is courtesy of UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report team.  We are happy to join UNESCO’s #TeacherTuesday campaign – a ten week journey around the world to share a glimpse of teaching from the voices of teachers themselves. The sixth honored teacher is Cees, a teacher from the Netherlands. This is his story. […]

[Photos] Diarrhea Interventions That Work in Low Resource Settings

[Photos] Diarrhea Interventions That Work in Low Resource Settings

Did you know that diarrhea kills 2,195 children every day more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined? What’s so disheartening about this statistic is the deaths from diarrhea for children under the age of five are easily prevented by increased breastfeeding, the rotavirus vaccine, and improved sanitation and hygiene and access to clean water. There […]

5 Best Buys for Improved Maternal Health

5 Best Buys for Improved Maternal Health

Last week PSI released its latest issue of Impact magazine: The Best Buys Issue. For this issue of Impact, PSI partnered with Devex, Merck for Mothers and PATH to ask one key question: What are the best buys for global health and development? During a two-hour conversation held at the Center for Global Development global health experts […]

Our Work With Seventh Generation to #FightToxins

Our Work With Seventh Generation to #FightToxins

For the next month 100 of our members will become Toxin Freedom Fighters as they spread the word through blogs and social media about the need to update and reform the Toxic Chemicals Control Act of 1976. In 1976 60,000 chemicals were grandfathered in and since then 20,000 new chemicals have been added, but fewer […]

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