Engaging Internationally

Global Health: What We're Learning

April 19, 2011

This past weekend I participated in the Global Health & Innovation conference sponsored by Unite for Site and hosted by Yale University.  The conference discussions were for me a ‘check’ on what I’d a written a few months back on Global Health trends.  Here are a few of my observations from the conference:

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Day without Dignity: Awareness raised, now next steps…

April 12, 2011

Last week I wrote a blog post on raising awareness to participate in the Day without Dignity campaign. As part of that effort I wrote about the importance of placing a one day event in the context of what those whose awareness is being raised can do afterwards.  As either organizers of these campaigns, or …


“Raising Awareness” towards what goal?

April 4, 2011

April 5th this year is a Day Without Dignity a counter campaign to a Day Without Shoes. Saundra Schimmelpfennig the originator of A Day Without Dignity had a number of goals for this initiative, among them looking at what it really takes to raise awareness and have an impact (more than just walking barefoot …


Moving a global program and alliance forward

March 29, 2011

In June of 2010 I wrote about the launch of the Helping Babies Breathe Global Development Alliance and then provided some updated information here in November  and on the Global Scale-up wiki.  It has now been eight months since the original launch and another face-to-face partners meeting was held.  A few days prior to the …


International or Global?

March 8, 2011

A recurring conversation in organizations that engage internationally is “What does it mean to be an international or global organization?” These terms are often used interchangeably in the international community,  further ‘muddying the waters’.  A recent (inconclusive) discussion on a listserv I subscribe to around this question had me again thinking about a topic I …