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
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
Stef Schiffer commented on my previous post about what Concern Worldwide was doing for World Malaria Day, arguing that bed nets was just a Western feel-good initiative. The comment included this site, with a well-done video. Thanks to Stef for telling me about it. The people on the video, many of them first- and second-generation Africans, make a good [...]
Posted: April 26th, 2009 under Africa, Foreign policy, Global health, NGOs, Uganda, Uncategorized, development aid, human rights, humanitarian.
Tags: bed nets, children's health, Concern Worldwide, Malaria, malaria vaccines, mosquito nets, Western aid campaigns, World Malaria Day
Thought I’d reprint a press release that i just got from the United States chapter of Irish NGO, Concern Worldwide, to illustrate how one organization is trying to combat the disease in sub-Saharan Africa.
The secret weapon in fight against global killer
April 25 is World Malaria Day
Malaria kills up to 1 million people each year—mostly children [...]
Posted: April 24th, 2009 under Africa, Global health, NGOs, development aid, human rights, international children's issues.
Tags: children's health, Concern Worldwide, diarrhea, Malaria, mosquito nets, Rwanda, sub-Saharan Africa