Global Health
0 Why is the Gates Foundation still in China?

The China office of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is one of its biggest – second only, in size and staffing, to that of the philanthropy’s India office. China and India GDP Yet China, compared to India and other poor or middle-income nations hamstrung by many living in extreme…

0 Why Congo prefers Chinese investment over Western aid

The Chinese are gaining ground in Africa while Western powers, and corporations, struggle to catch up. Last week, China’s official news service reported on the success of a joint effort of the Chinese and Congolese governments: A new $8.7 million, 40-mile long electricity line linking two towns in the Democratic…

Global Health
0 Visualizing tobacco’s impact on children in China

Guest post by Katie Leach-Kemon, a policy translation specialist from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. January 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the US Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, hailed as the first report to establish a definitive link between smoking and cancer and…

0 BRICS rapid growth slowing down, may have been unique

The main feature of the new issue of The Economist is on the emerging economies. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa make up the group better known as the BRICS. In the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis the economies of the BRICS managed to roar onward and…

0 Splash founder explains why he wants to kill off his charity

Eric Stowe wants to kill off his charity. The founder of Splash, a Seattle-based organization that brings clean water to communities, defines the success of his work as reaching a point where everyone has access to clean water. His TEDxSeattle talk this June explains how Splash is working to spread…

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