How much will the global financial crisis impact funding for the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria? By the end of next week, we may have a fairly precise answer to that question when donors meet for a replenishment conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The following is the first installment of a series of guest posts from participants in the November 8-10, 2010 mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes for Health (NIH) in partnership with the mHealth Alliance and NIH.
The United States Global Leadership Coalition's "mega-conference" kicks off this morning with a high powered panel to discuss the new U.S. Global Development Strategy. Watch live.
In The New Republic, David Rieff rails against the Millennium Development Goals but he does not seem to understand what, exactly, they are.
As usual, the sideshows like Mahmoud Ahmadenijad's 9-11 Trutherism sucked up much of the mainstream media attention around UN week. But beyond the sideshows, last week brought some very real, substantive accomplishments that could potentially transform the lives of millions of people around the world. Here are three of them:
I will be on a panel with The Economist's Matthew Bishop at 12 PM EST to discuss the big takeaways of all the events surrounding UN week. You can watch here.
President Obama is drawing attention mostly for his remarks on Middle East peace. But lest other elements of his UN speech be forgotten, at a press conference earlier today Samantha Power urged people to examine his pronouncements on good governance. As Power explained, the second half of his speech was largely a reaction to a disturbing trend in which governments are increasingly clamping down on civic rights.
I saw the premier of this video earlier this week at the Digital Media Lounge in New York and found it remarkably powerful. I also noticed that Nicholas Kristof gave it a plug in his column today.