Remarks: New Approaches to Poverty Eradication among Women with Disabilities

Remarks: New Approaches to Poverty Eradication among Women with Disabilities
Posted on March 25, 2014
New York, 19 March 2014. Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri
CSW58 side event on New Approaches to Poverty Eradication among Women with Disabilities,

Good afternoon, excellencies, distinguished delegates and guests,
I would like to thank the Permanent Mission of Germany and UN DESA for co-organizing this event that addresses an issue that does not receive the attention it critically needs – women and girls with disabilities.

Evidence has shown us that persons with disabilities experience disproportionately high rates of poverty and exclusion, and they lack equitable access to resources such as education, employment, health, as well as legal and support systems. Women and girls with disabilities are disproportionately affected in all these areas.
In the case of employment, although all persons with disabilities face barriers to employment, men with disabilities have been found to be almost twice as likely to be employed as women with disabilities.

Because many women with disabilities experience severely limited access to employment, they often turn to self-employment. They then face additional challenges due to the lack of capital and access to financial services and products.

Despite these challenges, we know that solutions exist. We have seen great initiatives to enhance access of women with disabilities to productive resources, including financial services and products.

For example, I could highlight “The Fund for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities” in Thailand. The Fund provides opportunities for women with disabilities to access loans. We also know of the “Financial Inclusion Support Framework” of the World Bank, that supports policy, regulatory and institutional reforms to catalyze and expand financial services to women, including women with disabilities. The organization “ProMujer” in Nicaragua supports a village bank created by, a women with disabilities organization and provides financial services to women with disabilities without special conditions, as well as business training.

There are also a number of initiatives that have worked to expand access to employment opportunities and economic decision-making among women with disabilities. In South Korea, the government put in place an initiative to provide larger amounts of financial assistance to business owners who hire women with disabilities. In Germany, the government’s national network entitled “Political Representation of the Interests of Women with Disabilities” focuses on initiating schemes to realize the participation of women with disabilities, in particular in the fields of participation in working life, protection against violence, healthcare and parenthood. Our very own “Global Knowledge Gateway for Women’s Economic Empowerment”, recently launched by UN Women, is an online platform, which enables women with disabilities to get access to up-to-date information, technical resources and contacts on economic empowerment.

But the key to the economic empowerment of women with disabilities is with Member States. There are two international conventions and agreements that address women and girls with disabilities and offer guidance, including CEDAW and CRPD, the Convention on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities. Member States need to take full advantage of the reporting process to these conventions to put in place and expand national initiatives to support the financial inclusion of women with disabilities. Today, there is still too little information in CEDAW reporting with regard to the rights of women and girls with disabilities.

The intersection of gender and disability needs to be better addressed by leveraging CRPD and CEDAW Conventions together, strengthening country reports, supporting governments and NGOs to provide better information, and closely working with committee members.

UN Women has begun to mainstream disability into our work and has already achieved some results. We have engaged with Member States to secure references to women with disabilities in the Agreed Conclusions of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, and we are doing the same this year. We have also worked to integrate gender components into the outcome document of the High Level Meeting on Disability and Development. UN Women has also placed women and girls with disabilities as a group deserving special attention in our new strategic plan covering the period 2014-2017.

Although some progress has been made, there is more work ahead. We need to step up systematic efforts to mainstream a gender and disability perspective into all the work of international organizations, such as the Global Partnership for Disability and Development and the UN Partnership to promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Multi-Donor Trust Fund.
We need to develop best practices based on what has already been done to protect and promote the rights of women and girls with disabilities and the Beijing+20 review and appraisal process offers a crucial and important opportunity for the international community to review, further develop, and scale up best practices.

We need to develop a global partnership for the rights of women and girls with disabilities, and we must recognize and support collective action of women with disabilities. They have played a critical role in advancing women’s rights, holding decision-makers accountable and putting emerging issues on the agenda and they deserve our attention and commitment.

This organized voice needs to be nurtured and represented in the disability and gender work. Let us take every opportunity to explore synergy and identify existing networks of organizations of women and persons with disabilities for our partners to build on this important issue.
Thank you.

Report: World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

Report: World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development
March 2014, 104 pages
Executive Summary (Excerpt)
Freedom of expression in general, and media development in particular, are core to UNESCO’s constitutional mandate to advance ‘the mutual knowledge and understanding of peoples, through all means of mass communication’ and promoting ‘the free flow of ideas by word and image.’ For UNESCO, press freedom is a corollary of the general right to freedom of expression. Since 1991, the year of the seminal Windhoek Declaration, which was endorsed by our Member States, UNESCO has understood press freedom as designating the conditions of media freedom, pluralism and independence, as well as the safety of journalists. It is within this framework that this report examines progress as regards press freedom, including in regard to gender equality, and makes sense of the evolution of media actors, news media institutions and journalistic roles over time.

This report has been prepared as the basis of a summary report on the global state of press freedom and the safety of journalists, presented to the General Conference of UNESCO Member States in November 2013, on the mandate of the decision by Member States taken at the 36th session of the General Conference of the Organization.1

The overarching global trend with respect to media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists over the past several years is that of disruption and change brought on by technology, and to a lesser extent, the global financial crisis. These trends have impacted traditional economic and organizational structures in the news media, legal and regulatory frameworks, journalism practices, and media consumption and production habits. Technological convergence has expanded the number of and access to media platforms as well as the potential for expression. It has enabled the emergence of citizen journalism and spaces for independent media, while at the same time fundamentally reconfiguring journalistic practices and the business of news.

The broad global patterns identified in this report are accompanied by extensive unevenness within the whole. The trends summarized above, therefore, go hand in hand with substantial variations between and within regions as well as countries.

The benefits of PPPs in global health

The benefits of PPPs in global health
Seth Berkley, GAVI CEO
25 March 2014
If countries are healthier and more prosperous, then we all benefit. After all, global health means economic health.

This is one reason why many governments in wealthier countries have helped fund disease prevention in developing countries, far outside their borders. It’s the right thing to do, but it’s also smart policy. Global health is a fundamental cornerstone of a vibrant global economy.

In particular, children’s health — starting with immunization — has the power to fundamentally change the economic progress of developing countries beyond the basic benefit of saving lives and improving health. Vaccines are a far better value than treating disease. By keeping people healthy, vaccines also help break the cycle of poverty, enabling children to be better nourished and go to school; parents to work more productively; and countries thereby to attract foreign investment that brings trade, infrastructure and technology.

Healthy kids mean healthy families, communities and societies. This makes the economic, education and labor impact of vaccines immense. It is truly a proven, sustainable approach to development. But with government budgets squeezed and many on-the-ground challenges outside of their expertise, governments cannot do this alone. How do we get to the next level? Businesses have the ability to rally the public by providing solutions and applying know-how to problems of any size. One example of this public-private partnership model is my organization, the GAVI Alliance, whose mission is to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunization in developing countries. Since 2000, GAVI has helped immunize more than 440 million children and prevent 6 million deaths in the process.

The private sector has become an important partner in this cause. There is a growing corporate awareness that the world’s biggest health challenges — including how to reach the 22 million children who go un-vaccinated each year — also have profound economic implications. Vaccine-preventable diseases, such as pneumonia, measles and deadly diarrhea, take an enormous toll on people in developing countries. Companies recognize that their competitiveness and the health of communities where they do business are mutually dependent. We all are stakeholders.
It is imperative that both the public and private sectors work together. Businesses have invested in GAVI because they know that one of the strongest ways to promote global health is through immunization. And quite simply, vaccines provide a strong return on investment…

Displacement, violence likely cause of Iraq’s first polio case in 14 years

Displacement, violence likely cause of Iraq’s first polio case in 14 years
DUBAI, 24 March 2014 (IRIN) – Health officials in Iraq are stepping up polio immunization and surveillance following the first confirmed case of the virus in the country in more than a decade. “It is a huge blow because for 14 years Iraq has been polio free,” Syed Jaffar Hussain, head of mission for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Iraq, told IRIN. WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region poliovirus laboratory in Egypt and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the USA both confirmed the outbreak, detected after a six-month-old baby living on the outskirts of Baghdad became paralysed. The strain’s genetic sequence matches the one found last September in Syria – wild polio virus type 1 (WPV1) – but it is not yet clear how the virus made it to the Iraqi capital or how the boy became infected. His family has no links with Syria or record of recent travel there…

WHO: Burden of disease from Household Air Pollution for 2012

WHO: Burden of disease from Household Air Pollution for 2012
Released March 2014
Summary of results
Globally, 4.3 million deaths were attributable to household air pollution (HAP) in 2012, almost all in low and middle income (LMI) countries. The South East Asian and Western Pacific regions bear most of the burden with 1.69 and 1.62 million deaths, respectively. Almost 600’000 deaths occur in Africa, 200’000 in the Eastern Mediterranean region, 99’000 in Europe and 81’000 in the Americas. The remaining 19’000 deaths occur in high income countries.
The large increase in burden compared with the previous estimate of 2 million deaths from HAP from 20041 is mainly due to 1) additional health outcomes such as cerebrovascular diseases and ischaemic heart disease included in the analysis2; 2) additional evidence that has become available on the relationship between exposure and health outcomes and the use of integrated exposure-response functions3; and 3) an increase in non-communicable diseases.
Although women experience higher personal exposure levels than men2,4 and therefore higher relative risk to develop adverse health outcomes due to their greater involvement in daily cooking activities, the absolute burden is larger in men due to larger underlying disease rates in men.

AMREF [to 29 March 2014]

AMREF [to 29 March 2014]

Nursing students register exemplary results
Students from the AMREF Virtual Training School (AVTS) are celebrating their success and have every reason to be proud.
In the just released results by the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) for the January 2014 National Licensure exams, AVTS posted a pass rate of 88 per cent against a national pass rate of 68 per cent. The AMREF Virtual Training School further posted seven credits. This is the highest number of credits registered from any one school nationally. The 44 students were among the over 1,798 students from 48 schools who registered for the National Licensure exams.
AMREF congratulates all the students on their exemplary performance and commends all partners, tutors and supporters for making the AMREF virtual training a model for nursing and midwifery training.

AMREF calls for greater synergy and investment to find ‘missed’ TB cases
Despite major progress made towards the global Millennium Development Goals in recent years the Tuberculosis burden remains enormous. In 2012, an estimated 8.6 million cases of TB infection were recorded and 1.3 million people died from the disease. At the same time, however, three million TB cases are missed by national notification systems every year, accelerating the spread of the disease. Many of these three million people live in the world’s poorest, most vulnerable communities, including in Africa, underlining the need for innovative action both at health system and community levels to identify all cases of TB infection, illness and ensure that they get the right treatment and care.
As Africa’s leading health development organisation working with vulnerable and underserved communities, AMREF joins the global TB Partnership in calling for increased efforts to reach the three million missed cases.

AMREF ‏@AMREF_Worldwide Mar 25
There are 109 community health workers enrolled by the HELP project so far through partnership with GoK, @SafaricomLtd @Accenture #mLearning

BRAC [to 29 March 2014]

BRAC [to 29 March 2014]

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed named one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine
The US-based Fortune magazine has named BRAC founder and chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed in its list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders. The list, which features leaders from politics and religion to corporate CEOs and heads of civil society organizations, features the BRAC founder at number 32. The top five positions on the list are held by Pope Francis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally, US investor Warren Buffet and former US President Bill Clinton. Other no……Read More

Perspectives on Women’s Rights: Feminist Voices from Bangladesh
29 March 2014, Dhaka. Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR) in partnership with South Asian Feminist Alliance (SAFA) and BRAC hosted a public event, Feminist Voices from Bangladesh on Saturday, 29 March, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m at the BRAC Centre Inn Auditorium, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Eminent feminists Rokeya Kabir, Salma Khan, Khushi Kabir, Sara Hossain, Farida Akhter, Shireen Huq, Anna Minj and Moni Rani Das shared their perspectives on feminism, their pers……Read More

BRAC USA announces renewed push for Bangladesh garment workers
$5 million raised for newly launched Bangladesh Humanitarian Fund for rehabilitation of garment workers, victim support, and awareness of workplace safety
NEW YORK, NY – As the one-year anniversary of the Bangladesh Rana Plaza building collapse approaches, BRAC USA, the North American affiliate of BRAC, announced today a multi-year fundraising initiative to ensure that progress continues on humanitarian aid and support for workers in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry. An antipoverty org……Read More

BRAC gives media awards to 24 journalists and three media houses
24 March 2014, Dhaka. In recognition of mass media’s valuable contribution to raising awareness about tuberculosis and its treatment, BRAC held the Media Award on Tuberculosis 2014 on Monday, 24 March, which is also International Tuberculosis Day. Twenty-four journalists from national and local newspapers and three media houses received this award for their outstanding efforts in covering the issue at the event held at BRAC Centre, Dhaka.] Joint editor of the Daily Samakal Rashid-un-nabi Babu, ……Read More

Community girls’ schools launched in Sierra Leone
23 March 2014, Dhaka. On 17 March 2014, BRAC formally launched community girls’ schools all over Sierra Leone. Currently, one school has been opened in each of the 12 out of 14 districts that BRAC is currently working in, with the aim to open in the other two districts by 25 March 2014. The initiative is a major component of the Girls Education Challenge project, funded by DFID. BRAC is providing education to over 7,500 girls who are marginalised and have dropped out of the formal education sy……Read More

BRAC @BRACworld 5h
Sir Abed to audience- come up with lot more innovation, scale things up to help as many ppl as you can & above all be ambitious!#scalefrugal

BRAC @BRACworld 6h
Sir Abed: Whatever BRAC did so far, it did it for pushing poor people out of poverty. Hence the #propoor model. #scalefrugal

BRAC @BRACworld 10h
BRAC leveraged @ushahidi to inform senior leadership decision-making with the voices of BRAC beneficiaries #scalefrugal-via @faizalkarmali

BRAC @BRACworld Mar 28
Moments away from kicking off the 2nd #BRAC Frugal #Innovation Forum! Follow tweets to stay updated. #scalefrugal

BRAC @BRACworld Mar 26
The @GESForum 2014 Meet the Mentor session: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

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Susan Davis @SusanDavisBRAC Mar 26
Exciting announcement! More support for garment workers in Bangladesh: … #RanaPlaza … @BRACworld

BRAC ‏@BRACworld Mar 24
Join us for the tweet chat on #mobilemoney on the 28th at the #frugal #innovation Forum – #data #ict4d #globaldev

Casa Alianza :: Covenant House [to 29 March 2014]

Casa Alianza [to 29 March 2014]
Covenant House [to 29 March 2014]

Casa Alianza UK @CasaAlianzaUK Mar 27
Brand new on our blog – the calm before the kick-off: … … @SCWC2014 #streetchildren #sport

Unique New Documentary Tells The Story of One of Our Kids
This Friday at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, there will be a screening of a documentary that tells the story of Jerome, a Covenant House youth whose volunteer work with homeless dogs changed his life.

Covenant House @CovenantHouse Mar 29
Registration deadline 4 UN conference on fight against #HumanTrafficking is fast approaching. Act now Pls RT

Covenant House ‏@CovenantHouse Mar 28
Please remember to follow us on #Instagram (@Covenant_House) for exclusive content from our events!

ECPAT [to 29 March 2014]

ECPAT [to 29 March 2014]
Today we celebrate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade!
Posted on 03/25/2014, 11:42
The transatlantic slave trade was one of the most brutal slavery systems in history with over 15 million victims. On March 25, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, we commemorate those people and their struggles. However, racism, prejudice and human trafficking have not ended. Today, we at ECPAT want to draw attention to the men, women and especially the child victims who continue to suffer from modern day slavery, through sex trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation.
Find out more about the work we do:

Handicap International [to 29 March 2014]

Handicap International [to 29 March 2014]
Aid agencies: “…we can ease immense human suffering” [Syria]
March 28, 2014
One month after the adoption of Security Council resolution 2139, assessments show that progress on humanitarian access in Syria has been very limited.
Assessments estimate that more than 3.5 million people are still cut off from food and medication, say eight aid agencies. When the United Nations Security Council takes stock of progress on humanitarian access this Friday, they have to be honest about the lack of progress. The Council needs to act to ensure that this resolution is implemented immediately to provide life-saving aid to millions of Syrians…
..According to the UN, more than 9.3 million people are in desperate need of humanitarian aid inside Syria. “Dedicated aid agencies are ready to cross battle lines, borders, rivers and mountains – whatever is required to end the human suffering in Syria,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council. “There is no excuse for not facilitating a lot more cross-border aid operations.”
“Behind the headlines are people inside Syria for whom this war is a bitter, daily reality,” said Thierry-Mehdi Benlahsen, Regional Emergency Coordinator Handicap International. “This crisis might appear complex in political terms, but is dramatically simpler in humanitarian ones. Through humanitarian assistance we cannot stop this war, but we can reduce people’s suffering and dying in the absence of a peaceful political solution. The UN Security Council needs to strengthen the implementation of the resolution including detailed monitoring mechanisms and ensure that much needed humanitarian assistance reaches the people trapped inside Syria.”…
…“The growing plight of millions of Syrians underscores the importance of making UNSC resolution 2139 a success,” said Mark Schnellbaecher, Regional Director of the International Rescue Committee. “Every day that passes without progress on humanitarian access, is the worst day yet for Syrians struggling to survive.”…

Heifer International [to 29 March 2014]

Heifer International [to 29 March 2014]

Heifer International @Heifer Mar 28
See how Heifer and @operationsmile are giving this 5-year-old boy a future to smile about:

Heifer International @Heifer Mar 26
Read why @HeiferCEO believes that female farmers will save the world:

Heifer International ‏@Heifer Mar 26
Join the Heifer conversation. Read the spring @World_Ark magazine online today:

HelpAge International [to 29 March 2014]

HelpAge International [to 29 March 2014]

HelpAge @helpage Mar 27
Older people were traumatised by #Haiyan. With partners, inc. @MERCYMalaysia we recruited older people as counsellors

HelpAge ‏@helpage Mar 27
Latest issue of Ageways available to download. Focus is #emergencies with articles on #health & #shelter among others

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HelpAge LA @HelpAgeLA Mar 25
@HelpAgeLA comunica con profundo pesar el fallecimiento de nuestro Director Ejecutivo, Francisco Roque Castro …

HelpAge @helpage Mar 25
Very sad to announce Francisco Roque, our L America & Caribbean Director has passed away. Thoughts with his family

HelpAge ‏@helpage Mar 24
Watch our video to find out what we’re doing to help older #Syrian #refugees in #Jordan and #Lebanon:

International Rescue Committee [to 29 March 2014]

International Rescue Committee [to 29 March 2014]

Press Releases
28 Mar 2014
IRC Deeply Concerned By Recent Attacks Targeting Humanitarian Aid Organizations in Myanmar
March 29, 2014 – The International Rescue Committee expressed deep concern about recent attacks on humanitarian aid organizations, including IRC offices, in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, in Myanmar. The attacks, which began on Wednesday and have continued over the past 2 days have forced the IRC to temporarily suspend its work throughout Rakhine State and to relocate its staff to Yangon…

28 Mar 2014
Aid agencies: “We cannot stop the war, but we can ease immense human suffering” [Syria: Jint announcement with Handicap above]

28 Mar 2014
IRC statement on today’s update to the UN Security Council on Resolution 2139 on humanitarian access
Mark Schnellbaecher, IRC Regional Director – Syrian Crisis Response, said: “The failure to effectively implement the unanimously adopted resolution on humanitarian access is a tragedy for the Syrian people. This war has already taken far too many lives and destroyed the hopes of far too many families. The resolution offered a way to reach the millions of Syrians trapped by conflict and struggling to survive. It demanded that all parties to the conflict allow aid to reach besieged civilians and to help those in desperate need. That access has again been denied, just as it has throughout the three years of this war.
“Today the International Rescue Committee is calling for permanent member states of the Security Council and the international community to deliver a negotiated solution that allows lifesaving aid across borders into Syria and across conflict lines inside the country. We are seeing Syrians’ future dissolve before our eyes in a war that shows no sign of abating. What we need now is full implementation of UNSC resolution 2139 and results on the ground. Without that, we will fail Syrians in need.
“The growing plight of millions of Syrians underscores the importance of making UNSC resolution 2139 a success. Every day that passes without progress on humanitarian access, is the worst day yet for Syrians struggling to survive,” says Schnellbaecher….

Latest News
Quoted: David Miliband on attacks on aid groups in Myanmar
Posted by The IRC on March 28, 2014
“Safe and unimpeded access to people who are in need is one of the very basic standards of international law,” says IRC president David Miliband, responding to recent attacks on humanitarian aid organizations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Bill Clinton, student volunteers dig in at the Phoenix New Roots garden
Posted by The IRC on March 28, 2014
On a sunny Sunday morning, a group of 600 college students from 300 universities gathered at a community garden in downtown Phoenix, ready for their day of service as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University 2014.

Inside Congo’s “Triangle of Death,” a bustling market becomes an oasis of hope
Posted by Tamara Leigh on March 27, 2014
Tens of thousands of people have recently fled their homes due to armed violence in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Learn how a bustling market is helping to restore hope and opportunity to these familes.

Posted by The IRC on March 26, 2014
In an op-ed published by TIME this week, IRC president David Miliband writes that international law is being flouted daily in Syria. “Civilians are not just caught in the crossfire—they are targeted,” he says. more »

Posted by The IRC on March 26, 2014
Since 2007, the IRC has been working with local communities to repair existing water sources and provide access to new ones in a remote town in arid central Somalia. Watch this short film to find out more about the IRC’s lifesaving work.

Intl Rescue Comm IRC @theIRC Mar 28
Inside #DRC #Congo’s “Triangle of Death,” a bustling market becomes an oasis of hope–>

Intl Rescue Comm IRC @theIRC Mar 27
#Syria, #Philippines, #SouthSudan to #CARcrisis: How can we manage one more ‘level 3’ emergency?, by @Heidi_Lehmann:

Intl Rescue Comm IRC @theIRC Mar 26
Just in: president @DMiliband’s op-ed on @TIME @TIMEIdeas: “#Syria’s Latest Victim: International Law”

Intl Rescue Comm IRC @theIRC Mar 25
Thousands flee to #Niger as violence returns to northern #Nigeria. @theIRC is there:

MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 29 March 2014]

MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 29 March 2014]
Myanmar: Encouraging Dialogue on Rakhine, but Clinics Remain Closed
March 24, 2014
Since MSF-Holland was ordered to suspend all activities in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, the organization has engaged in high-level discussions with the Union Government of Myanmar on the need to maintain essential medical services for hundreds of thousands of people in the state who are facing a medical humanitarian crisis.

MSF Internationalb‏@MSF Mar 28
Check out the very informative page on #Ebola our colleagues from @MSF_uk created:

MSF Internationalb‏@MSF Mar 25
#Ebola in #Guinea: We have 30 staff on the ground and are sending more doctors, nurses and sanitation specialists. …

MSF Internationalb@MSF Mar 25
#CARcrisis violence not yet over. Renewed attacks in Bangui, #MSF treated 38 wounded. …

MSF Internationalb@MSF Mar 24
“We, the people infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), live in every part of the world” #TBmanifesto

Partners In Health [to 29 March 2014]

Partners In Health [to 29 March 2014]
Mar 28, 2014
Dr. Fidel Rubagumya Reflects on Cancer in Rwanda
A recent editorial from Dr. Fidel Rubagumya takes a look at the burden of cancer in Rwanda.

Mar 26, 2014
Empowering Rwanda’s Health Sector Through Global Learning
PIH’s partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Rwandan MOH gives health care workers a new perspective.

Mar 24, 2014
Dr. Paul Farmer: A Conversation about Ending TB Deaths
On World TB Day, Dr. Paul Farmer talks with the UN’s Ray Chambers about ending TB deaths in The Huffington Post.

Mar 24, 2014
MDR-TB in Children: A Q&A with PIH’s Dr. Mercedes Becerra
On World TB Day, PIH’s Dr. Mercedes Becerra published a groundbreaking paper on pediatric TB.

Partners In Health ‏@PIH Mar 28
.@USAID officials visited a @PIH farm, vocational school, and Nourimanba factory in #Haiti, read more:

Partners In Health ‏@PIH Mar 26
Chris Holmes of @USAID reflects on a recent visit to University Hospital in Mirebalais, #Haiti

Partners In Health @PIH Mar 24
Attention clinicians—Download @PIH Guide to Medical Management of MDRTB here: #WorldTBDay

PATH [to 29 March 2014]

PATH [to 29 March 2014]
Announcement | March 27, 2014
PATH receives funding to build new tools in the fight against malaria
Point-of-care diagnostic test seeks to improve management of P. vivax malaria

PATH ‏@PATHtweets Mar 29
Postcard from #vaccination campaign in Laos. Her smile was a decade in the making: …

PATH @PATHtweets Mar 28
Global vaccination efforts must better the communities they serve. On our blog:

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Steve Davis ‏@SteveDavisPATH Mar 27
Today: Moderating @GHTCoalition Capitol Hill briefing on innovation & the role of US leadership in global health …

PATH @PATHtweets Mar 26
New to PATH? Our work spans five platforms that, together, improve health for women & children: …

SOS-Kinderdorf International [to 29 March 2014]

SOS-Kinderdorf International [to 29 March 2014]
Children’s Villages @sos4children 2h
VIDEO: Muniye from SOS Children’s Village Tlokweng, #Botswana, explains the special care she gives as an SOS Mother …

Children’s Villages @sos4children Mar 27
SOS Syria provided footage from inside a besieged refugee camp on outskirts of #Damascus #Syria …

Children’s Villages @sos4children Mar 22
Follow SOS Children on Google+ …

St. Christopher’s Hospice [to 29 March 2014]

St. Christopher’s Hospice [to 29 March 2014]
St Christopher’s ‏@stchfundraising Mar 28
Volunteer Focus – meet Brian. He works in the fundraising department helping us with mail outs and admin #volunteer

St Christopher’s ‏@stchfundraising Mar 26
The Social Programme at St Christopher’s brings together hospice users and the local community. Find out more here