In the year-end issue of Impact, we announce the top 10 global health milestones of 2012. We asked some of the world's most renowned leaders in global health to comment on why these moments made the list. What we heard was insightful and, in many cases, encouraging.
We have the tools to curb the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but we continue to stumble in addressing the social and structural determinants that drive new infections. Only by confronting homophobia, racism, sexism and other social inequalities will we be able to fully implement our toolbox.
I went to four conferences at Internet Week in New York. But the two keynotes I found most compelling were by the intractable Barry Diller and the irrepressible David Carr, who continues to celebrate the Timesasking online subscribers to actually pay!
Contemporary Chinese society, still Confucian to the core, is driven by the need for societal acknowledgment and diffused insecurity. Consumer behavior, characterized by status projection and risk avoidance, reflects these truths.