Month: April 2014

Celebrating Sustainable Development

In my view, there is an urgent need to communicate with the public and help to explain where there is consensus, and where are there doubts about the issues of sustainable development. –Jeffrey Sachs @JeffDSachs   The celebration of the first Earth Day in 1970 was just the beginning of a worldwide movement to improve various issues…
Read more

World Health Day 2014

The link between local community health and global health is often overlooked. When poor health systems are discussed it is often in the context of “us vs. them” a developed to developing relationship that has very few parallels.  In many ways this is true: the diseases that plague the developing world are not as prevalent…
Read more

Empowering Girls through Education

“I want this school not only to empower Kenya’s girls, but also their mothers, fathers, and entire villages.” –Kakenya Ntaiya @KakenyaN Did you know that women’s literacy rates are significantly lower than men’s in most developing countries? Education is important for all, but essential for the survival and empowerment of women and girls. Investing in girls’…
Read more

International Children’s Book Day

“Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps.” -Hans Christian Andersen   Today, on April 2nd, International Children’s Book Day is being celebrated around the world to inspire a love of reading and celebrate children’s literature.  This day has been celebrated since…
Read more

The Battle Against TB & HIV

“We are all here because of our commitment to fighting AIDS. But we cannot win the battle against AIDS if we do not also fight TB. TB is too often a death sentence for people with AIDS.” -Nelson Mandela, 15 July 2004, XV International AIDS Conference, Bangkok   In 1988 Nelson Mandela, received a tuberculosis (TB)…
Read more

Privacy Preference Center