Entries by Kim Thelwell

House Passes Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act

The Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act has passed a full vote in the House of Representatives – a move that was welcomed by aid advocacy organizations including The Borgen Project. In a statement released after the vote, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) commended Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) for sponsoring […]

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End Malaria Now to Provide Bed Nets in Africa

Currently, about 250 million people suffer from malaria around the world, with 90 percent of malaria cases occurring in Africa. In addition, every 60 seconds, a child in Africa passes away from malaria. Linda Penalozo is the regional manager for an organization called End Malaria Now, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the fight […]

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How President Mahama is Ending Extreme Poverty in Ghana

John Dramani Mahama is the President of the Republic of Ghana where over than 26 million people reside. Of note, with approximately 4.5 million of Ghanans currently live in poverty. While this number sounds overwhelming, President Mahama has been focused on ending extreme poverty within his country. His most recent undertaking has been the Savannah […]

How to Boost Childhood Vaccination Rates in India

“A pilot study conducted in India in 2010 by researchers from the United States found that there was a very simple way to address the low childhood vaccinations rates in India, particularly among the poor: a kilo of sugar and some cooking oil. Sound too easy? Well, according to the researchers that is really all […]

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Global Alliance To Addressing Open Dumpsites

Due to a lack of investment in recycling infrastructure and an insufficiently trained workforce, most of the 42 million metric tons of e-waste generated in 2014 were discarded into open dumpsites. This is according to the new report by the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), “Waste health: The tragic case of dumpsites.” The report, in […]

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Medical Tourism in Dubai

In front of representatives and officials from more than 80 countries, Dubai was presented with the award for “Destination of the Year” at the 10th World Health Tourism Congress. Those in attendance at the reception, which took place in Dubai Healthcare City at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center, included senior government officials, ministers, […]

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Benefitting from the Green Revolution in Africa

  A Green Revolution is the process of renovating agricultural practices, techniques and equipment that results in more prosperous and successful agricultural production. The first Green Revolution occurred in Mexico in the 1940s and the agricultural modifications used to spur the revolution spread worldwide in the following decades. Green Revolutions are made possible through mechanized […]