Make no mistake: a special focus on women and girls is not an aberration on the global agenda, for it is quickly emerging as the secret to unlocking humanity's potential in securing a more stable and sustainable future for all.
If you were a Minister of Health in Africa with less than $10 per person to spend on all health care, would you be able to justify $100 per dose for a vaccine, no matter how staggering the disease impact?
The selection of Dr. Rajiv Shah to lead USAID is a tremendous choice that underscores the Obama Administration's commitment to the vital role development plays in foreign policy and to the rebuilding of this vital agency.
Garbage Dreams follows teenagers whose methods of trash-gathering yield much better recycling rates than Western methods. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has now awarded the NGO profiled in Garbage Dreams a $1 million grant.