Pepfar

1 Winning hearts and minds, one aid dollar at a time

PEPFAR branding appears on hospital in South Africa.USAID There is plenty of debate over whether aid can help countries grow economically, but there is new evidence showing that it affects public opinion in a recipient country. Programs that provide targeted, sustained, effective and visible aid can lead to positive views…

0 GlobalPost looks at Obama Admin’s “stumbling” Global Health Initiative

“A slow, stumbling start.” That’s how John Donnelly, writing in GlobalPost, characterizes the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative. The online international news organization has published a short series called  “Healing the World” (yeah, kind of corny) that critically examines the initiative. The U.S. government is, in fact, doing a lot…

0 UW global health researchers dodge political turmoil in Uganda

A week ago, the UW’s Amy Hagopian, Peter House and Bert Stover headed to Uganda to coordinate a study aimed at resolving a fierce debate in global health. Since arriving in Uganda, the UW researchers and their co-workers have had to deal with escalating violence which most observers blame on…

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…