Consider this: Nashiru, a practitioner of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a Maasai community in Kenya, says, "Cutting girls is something our people have done for hundreds of years. No one can convince us that it is wrong."
The results are in for the Finals of the World Cup of Antibiotics. The patients have lost! Having come into the game as the clear underdog in this event, it was hoped that somehow they would be able to make it through and come out ahead of the relentless physician-prescribing practices.
The U.S. government plays both sides of the obesity street -- admonishing people to eat right while pushing the foods that make them fat -- because of the USDA's double mission of protecting the nation's health and protecting the health of the nation's farmers.
This food system will not self-correct. We need a new consensus involving all stakeholders on how to make the food systems more responsive to human needs, what this would look like, and how it will be managed.
The UN has the legal right to cross the border without consent from the regime. Now is not the time to wait for unanimous legal opinion, because unanimity will never come. Now is the time to start the trucks and drive that aid to the millions who need it. But instead, we wait.
I'm recently back from New Delhi where I attended meetings on global health security, tuberculosis, and HIV -- and very importantly, participated in the World Health Organization's event to certify Southeast Asia free of polio.
We all knew air pollution was a major killer. But the latest research from the World Health Organization is shocking. So, what is the role of business in making things better, apart from polluting less themselves and increasing eco-efficiencies?