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Jun 23, 2010
I've been traveling the past three weeks in Bangladesh and West Bengal visiting water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) organizations and their field programs.
Jun 17, 2010
For many of us, the G8 works a lot like the Wizard of Oz:Lots of smoke, mirrors, big words, and broken promises - but nobody can figure out what the wizard is doing behind his billowing curtains and fancy machines.So what's behind the smoke and
Jun 11, 2010
Our objective was simple.
Jun 08, 2010
At the highest levels, the US Government is taking a close look at what brings the greatest return on its investment in foreign aid.  We agree with the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) that the best investment is a health investment.
Jun 02, 2010
A little girl in a pink dress sent me to Kenya.She introduced herself to me through this photo, as she cupped her hands under a spigot for perhaps her first exposure to clean water. I lingered over the photo the first time I saw it because she
May 18, 2010
Will the World Health Organization (WHO) heed the call to mobilize its members to achieve the MDGs?The World Health Assembly, the annual meeting of WHO member countries, opened Monday, here in Geneva.  In addition to the nearly 200 countries that
May 14, 2010
Numbers.  Cold, desensitized, scientific.While they are critical for tracking disease and measuring impact in global health, what helps us remember each number represents a life? It's easy to spout statistics—harder to step back and remember the
May 06, 2010
This Mother's Day, my sons will be 15 and 12 years old.
May 03, 2010
It was just about a year ago that I traveled to Bangladesh for my first trip to “the field,”  journeying outside of a capital city and into the villages and neighborhoods to meet the families that our work can most directly impact. Overwhelming
Apr 21, 2010
Happy Earth Day! Happy Birthday, Mother Nature!Or perhaps, Happy Day of Our Precious, Pale Blue Dot. The blue that blankets our home is its defining feature from billions of miles away and, often, the defining feature of our daily lives -Earth Day