Family planning and HIV integration means moving away from the segmented approaches that have prevailed in the recent past.
The clues are there: Democracy stands a chance when leaders in emerging economies can see their way to subordinating ethnic, religious and class differences and put the economy first.
Halloween chocolate haunts me. October 31st's abundant temptations of free, sugary treats, with chocolate being the most popular, bumps up against my religious consciousness. Which will prevail?
The decision by Switzerland to share tax information, which still has to be ratified, is the latest addition to radically increased transparency of tax information over the last five years.
There is another chapter to Ken Perenyi's life that was omitted from his autobiography, and that is the chapter of how he used his ill-gotten gains to rescue a child from sex slavery and, as the FBI closed in on his forging escapades, found himself an unexpected parent to a Ghanian child.
This kind of work -- building up frontline health workers and the systems that support them -- is a prerequisite for producing sustainable improvements in health.
Sudden oil wealth sounds like a winning lottery ticket, but for many countries, it's a disaster. Too often, a gusher breeds corruption, economic dislocation and conflict.
No need for smartphones or downloaded apps or even SMS text messages -- it turns out voice may be the killer mobile app for reaching millions of farmers in thousands of languages, many of whom can't read.
The U.N. Millennium Development Goals have a strong focus on ensuring that by 2015, children everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.
Even though my name is Mawuena, I sometimes feel like one of those Italian mobsters with several nicknames.
In 2008 Abasiama Idaresit returned to Nigeria, after studying for a degree in Information Systems & Management at the London School of Economics. He h...
I now see images of children nurturing smoky embers for morning fires, of drinking mysterious teas in cramped huts with a tiny, single source of light and fresh air, and of a mother sweaty with fieldwork leaning heavily on a hoe to balance the baby wrapped tightly to her back.
One of the delights of travel is the people that you meet, people to whom you have no obvious connection, except that for some brief moments you inhabit the same physical space.
One billion people around the world go hungry every day. In fifteen years time, there will be another billion people on the planet who will need food ...
For the African growth story to be more than the "one-trick" resources story, its leaders have to prioritize the diversification of their economies. Natural resource extraction offers immediate benefits but this growth path is unlikely to translate into tangible improvements in the lives of most Africans.
The goal of Universal Access to prevention, treatment care and support and to ensuring zero transmission of HIV in children may appear to be a daunting task. But it is achievable. The driving force for realization of this goal is the mobilization of resources for implementation.