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Why I Am Thinking About the Nobel Peace Prize on World Malaria Day

0 Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 4:56 PM

Unitaid Chair Philippe Douste-Blazy, standing in a drug warehouse in Cameroon.

It is World Malaria Day today. The theme this year is "Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria," which is a distressing acknowledgement that funding for malaria control...

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In Cameroon with UNITAID: Keeping HIV Patients Alive and Well

0 Comments | Posted August 29, 2011 | 7:36 PM

A member of a support group for women living with HIV shares her story...
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Why Ban Ki-Moon Deserves a Second Term as UN Secretary General

6 Comments | Posted June 6, 2011 | 4:02 PM

Ban Ki Moon is officially a candidate to be Secretary General.

This morning, he sent a letter to the Security Council and General Assembly to announce his candidacy for re-election when his term expires on December 31. So far, there are no other candidates to challenge Ban, and no veto-wielding...

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On World TB Day, Fighting Tuberculosis in Bangladesh

1 Comments | Posted March 24, 2011 | 3:10 PM

Compared the HIV/AIDS or Malaria, Tuberculosis is by far the most prevalent infectious disease in Bangladesh. For World TB Day today I put together a short video explaining how Bangladesh is tackling the problem in some of its most rural and hard to reach communities.

There is plenty more info on UN Dispatch. Let me know what you think....

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Five Stories to Follow During UN Week

0 Comments | Posted September 20, 2010 | 3:10 PM

Cross posted to UN Dispatch
Hundreds of world leaders make their annual pilgrimage to New York for the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly. This is what is on their agenda.

1) Millennium Development Goals

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

What: Before the UN General Assembly...

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The Afghan Election Controversy Revisited

1 Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 4:45 PM

A lot of ink has been spilled so far about the dispute in the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) between the mission's former deputy Peter W. Galbraith and his boss, Kai Eide. What has been lost in the discussion, though, is the basic point that the disagreement over how...

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Time for the Save Darfur Movement to Declare Victory

2 Comments | Posted July 22, 2009 | 9:57 AM

Are the next 18 months a make-or-break time for the Save Darfur movement? So argues Randy Newcomb, a movement leader, in Foreign Policy magazine. Newcomb argues that the forthcoming dissolution of Sudan into two separate countries (following a 2011 referendum) may presage the return to civil war. If the...

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Restoring American Global Leadership, One Step at a Time

0 Comments | Posted January 14, 2009 | 2:48 PM

I think it's fair to say that after the last eight years we in the United States are not quite accustomed to what it is like to have a president that is genuinely popular oversees. This will clearly change under the Obama administration, and with Obama's popularity comes tremendous opportunity...

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Giving Peace a Chance in Northern Uganda

2 Comments | Posted December 2, 2008 | 12:29 PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia. Victor Ochen is from northern Uganda. He is in his late twenties, affable, and wears a permanent smile. But being 20-something and from northern Uganda means he is part of an entire generation lost to war. From the late 1980s to 2006, the Lord's Resistance Army, (LRA)...

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Traveling Through West Africa With President Clinton

0 Comments | Posted August 5, 2008 | 9:39 AM

Dakar, Senegal:

My trip following
President Clinton in Africa
continued today with stops in two west African countries.

We touched down in Liberia this morning and traveled the road from the airport to the capital of Monrovia with a security escort provided by United Nations...

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Traveling with President Clinton in Rwanda

16 Comments | Posted August 3, 2008 | 7:30 PM

Rin Kwavu, Rwanda

We kicked off the day with an early morning trip from Rwanda's capital city to a small farming village in Rin Kwavu, eastern Rwanda. Chelsea Clinton and members of his delegation, including Ted Danson, Joe Wilson, and Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, all touched down via helicopter to...

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Traveling With Bill Clinton in Africa

12 Comments | Posted August 2, 2008 | 12:31 PM


Debra Zeit, Oromia, Ethiopia -- I just met a group of young women who save lives for a living. They are not nurses. They don't even have a high school education. Yet, they are professional lifesavers. How? These young women are community liaisons between the Godina Health Clinic...

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