Middle East

0 Visualizing the burden of disease in the Middle East and North Africa

A regional report entitled The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy – Middle East and North Africa Regional Edition, published last week by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and the World Bank, highlighted the rapid transitions in health patterns in the region between 1990 and 2010.

0 HIV in the Middle East and North Africa — Behind a Veil?

Brain scientists say we can really only think about one thing at a time. And when it comes to AIDS, I think it’s fair to say we tend to think of Sub-Saharan Africa as the place where the HIV pandemic continues to spread. As this report from NPR’s Linda Thrasybule…

0 Guardian: Time to abandon the democracy vs dictatorship debate?

The Guardian has published this very thought-provoking article arguing we need to stop thinking so simplistically when it comes to pushing for political progress in other countries. Well, who would argue with that? But David Booth, with the Overseas Development Institute, actually appears to be suggesting donors and development organizations…