For far too long, global health attention has focused on diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria and must go beyond them to far more common life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic lung disease.
The Obama administration's Global Health Initiative turns a blind eye to the enormous burden that mental health places on all populations. But it may not be too late to allocate funds within the GHI for this purpose.
"BedNets Now!" calls to people around the world to listen to the mandates of their own faith and to see the simple fact that ending malaria in the poorest regions of the world is "do-able" and should be done.