Jan 2, 2015

Challenges of providing safe water in Africa

In Africa's developing countries, waste management often endangers health and the environment, yet it is given low priority by governments often besieged by other problems such as poverty, hunger, unemployment and war.

A failure of U.S. democracy and human rights

Oct 31, 2014

A failure of U.S. democracy and human rights

It is a sad day for democracy when 12 Nobel Peace laureates have to write a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, himself a Nobel Peace laureate, urging him to end, once and for all, America's flagrant use of torture and other violations of ...

Oct 27, 2014

The antidote to poverty, disease and terrorism

To increase the chances of success for children in developing countries, educating mothers may be more important than educating fathers, as educated girls seem to develop better essential life skills, including the ability to participate effectively in society.

Oct 14, 2014

Ebola threatens Africa's development

The World Health Organization's dramatic warning that the Ebola epidemic threatens the "very survival" of societies has a public health consultant wondering where all the millions of dollars in aid to African countries to improve their health systems have gone.