Charles Taylor Verdict

As the guilty verdict in the five year-long trial of Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, was handed down yesterday in the Hague, Liberians looked to the sky and saw an ominous sign: a perfect circular rainbow around the sun.

Fighting Malaria in Liberia With UNITAID

Malaria is by far the biggest killer here in Liberia. The entire country – from Monrovia city center to the border regions — is considered malaria endemic.  Prevention and treatment of malaria is among the country's most pressing public health challenge.

Off to Liberia, With UNITAID

I'm heading to Liberia this week on a global health reporting project.  I will accompany a delegation from UNITAID, a World Health Organization affiliated program that gives grants to governments and NGOs to implement HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB and other health projects in the developing world.