Brett Keller

0 A renewed push to ban spies from overeas health and aid work

Is it foreign aid or covert aid?Flickr, johanoomen Co-authored by Tom Murphy The latest assassination of health workers vaccinating kids against polio in Pakistan may be the tipping point. Or not. It remains to be seen if a new surge of efforts — a letter of protest from leading public…

2 Brett Keller debunks the story behind: Machine Gun Preacher

Brett Keller asks Who is Sam Childers? At first, I said to myself: Who cares? But I do like Keller’s stuff, so I read on: He goes by many names, Reverend Sam and the “Machine Gun Preacher” amongst them. If you haven’t heard much from Sam Childers, you will soon.…

16 Did CIA undermine global health by faking vaccines in hunt for Bin Laden?

by hitthatswitch, Flickr One of the chronic problems the international community has with almost every disease-fighting campaign has been the need to overcome mistrust — mistrust of government, of foreign health workers or outsider do-gooders in general. This is, for a variety of reasons, especially true of vaccines. So many…