Family Planning: An Essential Health Service Here and Everywhere
Wonderful to see Anu Kumar, vice president of Ipas, critiquing the bordering-on absurd contradictions between the United States government’s domestic and global policy on family planning in her recent Huffington Post article, “Does the U.S. Care about Women? That Depends on Where They Live.”
Mobile Phones: Changing Girls' Lives One Call at a Time
In a world where 1 in 3 women experience a form of violence in their lifetimes, phones can be a lifeline for a woman who is threatened or needs help.
MDG 8,Target F: Last but Not Least, Technologies and Global Partnerships for Development
Earlier this week, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced its new pledges totaling $11.7 billion from many donor governments as well as other private sources like Chevron, the United Methodist Church, and the Gates Foundation.
Following the Leaders: Global Fund Helped Make Country Ownership a Reality
Yesterday, donor countries and corporations pledged a record-setting $11.7 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The largest pledge came from the United States government—$4 billion over the next three years, which is an increase of nearly 40% over past commitments and the largest increase of any donor country.
Ensuring a Legacy: The Health Workforce Component of the Global Health Initiative
When we talk about the “health workforce crisis” or “human resources for health,” this abstract language can obscure the suffering of people in need.
Key Elements of a Health Workforce Strategy for the Global Health Initiative
In sub-Saharan Africa, a woman is likely to deliver her baby without a skilled birth attendant, making her chance of dying unacceptably high.
Revisiting Zambia: Still So Much to Do
Last month, I was in Zambia, a country especially close to my heart. I was born in Zambia and lived there through the end of high school.
Sexual violence is a reality of the developed and the developing world. Globally, one in three women experience sexual violence in their lifetimes.
Why the Global Health Initiative Needs a Health Workforce Strategy
Entering a one-room health clinic in Cambodia’s Pursat Province, I saw a heavily pregnant woman suffering on the dirt floor. A midwife was the lone health worker staffing this rural post.
The Death Clock Is Counting Them: But Where Are These Women?
On Monday, Amnesty International launched the “death clock” in Times Square in New York City. Every 90 seconds, it ticks off another woman’s life lost from pregnancy-related causes.