Global Health Initiative

World Politics
0 Obama’s global health diarist gets his goat

Is Obama’s $63 billion Global Health Initiative working? That’s the title of one of the initial posts in “Africa Diaries” a series of reports to come by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother to President Obama’s former chief of staff (and now Chicago mayoral wannabe) Rahm Emanuel. Dr. Emanuel is a bioethicist…

World Politics
0 The Fantastic Proposal for a Mega-Global Health Fund

Circle of moneyFlickr, by AMagill As we continue this week’s celebration (or denunciation, depending upon your perspective) of the world’s efforts to fight poverty, improve health and make the world a better place, it’s worth paying attention to a little side issue that keeps popping up. Money. Everyone says we…

Human Rights
7 Obama Policy Will Take Lives, Spread AIDS, Says African

Zambian Michael Gwaba, who is HIV-positive and alive today because of access to anti-retroviral drugs, is in Seattle this week to ask that Americans pressure the Obama Administration to keep our nation’s promise to help more Africans gain access to life-saving AIDS drugs. Despite some creative accounting that allows administration…

Human Rights
0 Gender-based Global Health?

Flickr, DFID Mother and child, Madhya Pradesh, India Maybe even asking this question is a bad idea. Maybe it’s just me — either because I’m a man and/or a nerd. But I can’t help but wonder if the latest trend of focusing the global health agenda on women and girls…

World Politics
0 America’s Global Health Initiative is American

Flickr, by Roger H. Goun Secretary of State Hilary Clinton “No nation in history has done more to improve global health,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday in a speech celebrating the United States’ commitment to fighting disease, saving lives and improving social welfare worldwide. “We have led the…