Today I was humbled and honored to be among global vaccine experts and officials from all 26 African "meningitis belt" countries in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to celebrate one of Africa's biggest public health achievements -- the introduction of a vaccine, MenAfriVac.
On a global scale, extreme drought conditions and acute water shortages have affected more than 60 million people, including an estimated 4.2 million people in Central America, 30 million people in East and Southern Africa and 4.7 million people in the South West Pacific region.
It is half a century since Irish travel writer Dervla Murphy took a step into the unknown to embark on a 1,000-mile walk through the Horn of Africa, ...
Ultimately the world's leaders need to be willing to challenge the status quo and tackle the common challenges of limited capacity, corruption, lack of accountability, and elite capture.
When I stepped inside the stall in Kenya I nearly vomited. The smell was overwhelming. Since that jarring experience five years ago I have been slightly obsessed with pit latrines and toilets when I travel to low-and middle-income countries
2015 was the best year throughout the history for most people. There was no lack of negative comments by the end of 2015. Both media and politician...
Maternal health has made great advances in Ethiopia. In my 10 years conducting research on maternal health, I've seen a big push to build more health facilities and to provide ambulances to transport pregnant women to these facilities.
Do people share a common humanity, and if so, what is its character? Whereas Genesis 1:1-2:4a calls for setting aside time for worship, renewal, and r...
Ethiopia's leadership deserves credit for recognizing the importance of serving all their communities, regardless of geographic challenges, and for continuing to innovate and experiment with new ways to improve health outcomes for every child, everywhere.
US Cohousing: A Growing Model For Sustainable Communities are villages that engage in more resource-sharing, efficient use of space, and affordability, and ultimately smart clean renewable energy use.
Laughing hyenas really do sound as if they're laughing, the sort of maniacal screeches you get at an executive meeting of your favorite company or organization.
Take a deep breath and enjoy the unique perspectives and places that technology is taking us.
Do under-the-radar travel gems really exist? It depends whose radar you are using.
Buena Vista Images via Getty Images With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone t...
The Ogadenis have a longstanding group grievance that is part and parcel of their indomitable desire for self-determination, which has never been addressed. The current uprising is a culmination of systematic injustice perpetrated against the Oromo.
As we celebrate Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the signing of the declaration, we face the hard truth that we are falling far short of protecting human rights around the world. In no area is this clearer than the failure to protect far too many young girls.