Top 10 Global Health Milestones in 2012

PSI Impact magazine, for which I am a contributor, asked its readers to nominate 10 great global health moments of the past year, then asked experts write profiles of each milestone.  This list will lift your spirits.

Maternal Deaths: A Preventable Global Tragedy

Imagine a cruise ship full of women sinks every day for the rest of the year - killing nearly 1,000 women per day.The sad truth is that a tragedy of this magnitude does happen every day. Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy

Watch Live! London Summit on Family Planning

There's a big-deal conference underway in London right now with representatives and leaders from scores of developing and donor countries and top NGOs and philanthropies. Their collective goal: bring modern family planning services to the 220 million women in the developing world.

Why Youth, Why Now?

I wrote the cover story for PSI Impact Magazine about how the international global health community is starting to focus on youth health issues. Traditionally, the main focus has been on newborns and children, but there is a growing recognition that youth in their teens and twenties are a critical cohort to target health interventions.