Our sister bloggers at PATH’s defeatDD.org have announced the second round of their Poo Haiku contest. Between now and October 31, string together some silly syllables to help bring awareness to a serious subject: diarrheal disease. The media’s noticing, as our first highlight shows.
The Huffington Post, October 4, 2012
What do you do when you have a major health problem you want highlighted that involves the death of more than a million children? Read the article.
New immunization effort launched
Voice of America, October 4, 2012
Over the next three months, about 50 million young people in seven African countries will be vaccinated against meningitis. It’s part of larger campaign to eliminate the disease in 26 at-risk countries. Read the article.
Therapeutic vaccine shows potential in fighting cervical cancer
The New York Times, October 10, 2012
In a small, preliminary study, an experimental vaccine provoked a strong immune response against precancerous cells in women treated for cervical lesions that can progress to cancer. Read the article.
Study: free birth control slashes abortion rates
TIME, October 5, 2012
What would happen if women at risk for unintended pregnancies received the birth control of their choice—especially the more effective kinds—at no cost? Read the article.
The rise of megacities—interactive
The Guardian, October 4, 2012
By 2025, the developing world, as we understand it now, will be home to 29 megacities. We explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of these ‘cities on steroids’, and take a look at the challenges and opportunities megacities present for the tens of millions living in Lagos, Mexico City and Dhaka. Read the article.
GAVI Alliance CEO: leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power
Forbes, October 4, 2012
Recently, I interviewed Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance, a public-private global health partnership committed to saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunization in poor countries. We discussed the evolution and impact of the organization, their unique approach to development, their secret to successful collaborations, and much more. Read the article.