Archive for 'Global health'
Save the Children has a pretty nifty project going on (a beneficiary is pictured above) in northeastern Kenya that not only gets locally produced milk to malnourished children and pregnant/breastfeeding women, but also seeks to strengthen the region’s entire milk-production chain. I wrote about it while profiling Karl Frey, a Save technical advisor to the [...]
Posted: February 19th, 2013 under Africa, Global health, NGOs, Natural disaster, humanitarian, international children's issues.
Tags: child nutrition, children's health, Kenya, malnutrition, Mennonites, milk, Save the Children
The U.N. humanitarian news agency, IRIN, reports on the burgeoning crisis in Sudan, near the South Sudan border. Often, one humanitarian crisis grabs the world’s attention and other emergencies get barely any attention at all. I’d make that case now, except I’m having a hard time recalling any humanitarian crisis around the world that is [...]
Posted: April 3rd, 2012 under Africa, Disaster aid, Foreign policy, Global health, NGOs, United Nations, humanitarian, refugees.
Tags: CARE, IRIN, Oxfam, preventable disease, South Sudan, Sudan, water
This from IRIN:
humanitarian news and analysis
a service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
In-Brief: First-aid guide for mental health in a disaster
GENEVA, 17 August 2011 (IRIN) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the publication of a first-aid guide to help field workers deal with psychological issues during disasters, [...]
Posted: August 17th, 2011 under Disaster aid, Foreign policy, Global health, Natural disaster, United Nations, humanitarian, international children's issues.
Tags: emergency aid, relief workers, World Health Organization, World Vision
In my continuing effort to return the spotlight periodically to forgotten crises, this just in from Handicap International:
February 1, 2011
PAKISTAN FLOODS, SIX MONTHS LATER
WASHINGTON – For the last six months, Handicap International’s 500-strong team has supported people stricken by the flooding that has devastated Pakistan, affecting 20 million people and damaging 1.7 million homes. The [...]
Posted: February 1st, 2011 under Asia, Disaster aid, Foreign policy, Global health, NGOs, Natural disaster, development aid, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: flood, forgotten crises, Handicap International, Pakistan
Excuse the hint of exasperation in the title of this post. Oh, hell, no apologies for being fed up with humanitarian-relief organizations acting like Bernie Madoff. There’s just no excuse for practices such as the slipshod, unprofessional accounting and spending that the Associated Press reports on at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Crap like [...]
Posted: January 24th, 2011 under Disaster aid, Foreign policy, Global health, NGOs, United Nations, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: AIDS, Corruption, Global Fund, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria, tuberculosis, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Media, online and offline, are swamped with stories about the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that leveled Port-au-Prince and other areas of southern Haiti. Most chronicle the slow and no rate of progress in the reconstruction, all from easily predictable circumstances and patterns of behavior. Here are two stories though that present straight-forward information, in [...]
Posted: January 12th, 2011 under Caribbean, Disaster aid, Foreign policy, Global health, NGOs, Natural disaster, humanitarian.
Tags: children's rights, displaced people, earthquake, Haiti, Haiti earthuake, reconstruction
It comes from the nongovernmental organization Handicap International. Considering all of the crush injuries that resulted in amputations what this group did and didn’t accomplish on the ground addresses a critical aspect of this anniversary event. Read the report here.
Posted: January 11th, 2011 under Caribbean, Disaster aid, Global health, NGOs, Natural disaster, humanitarian.
Tags: amputations, children's health, disabilities, earthquake, Haiti, Haiti earthquake, Handicap International, prostheses
The media are great at covering people with the best of intentions who rush into a crisis to help, such as when American medical personnel hurried to Haiti in the wake of its January earthquake. Some, such as a couple of Philadelphia-area doctors, did more than treat victims there. They arranged to have them sent [...]
Posted: November 10th, 2010 under Caribbean, Disaster aid, Global health, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: earthquake, Haiti, humanitarian parole, medical aid, medical evacuation, Partners in Health
This just in from the advocacy group, Results. If you ever wonder why pilot projects that have successful results aren’t replicated, this story shows one reason why: money. It’s as unsurprising as it is nonsensical. A longer-term perspective would clearly show that money overall was being saved by investing in upfront medical services. But, even when the global economy is in the [...]
Posted: October 5th, 2010 under Foreign policy, Global health, United Nations.
Tags: AIDS, Malaria, materal and child health, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis, Tuberculosis and Malaria
It’s the NGO’s annual State of the World’s Mothers report and it’s just out and available here from Save the Children. A cause being important and worthy, and a product about it, such as this report, coming from a well-regarded organization, doesn’t mean journalists and others will automatically give them attention. Advocates who want attention [...]
Posted: May 4th, 2010 under Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Foreign policy, Global health, Middle East, NGOs, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues.
Tags: child well-being, children's health, international economic development, maternal health, NGOs, Save the Children, women's well-being