Don’t Blame the UN for Cholera in Haiti

It is hard to identify a single villain when poor living conditions are to blame. But the fact is, cholera became epidemic because of the combustible combination of a weak government, poverty, crowded and unsanitary living conditions -- all made worse by the earthquake and then, Hurricane Tomas.

Thinking About Clean Cookstoves on World Pneumonia Day

It certainly does not get the same kind of attention as diseases like HIV/AIDS, Malaria or Tuberculosis, but Pneumonia is no less ravishing on the people that it infects.  But there is one solution in the works that may transform the fight against respiratory illness.

The mHealth Moment

We are in a very unique historical moment when it comes to both mobile phone technology and global health.   But in a few years time, mHealth will be so routine and seem so natural that we will wonder what life was like without it.