Engaging Internationally


April 26, 2011

I often have this gut instinct not to like ‘contests’ or lists of “Best or Top (fill in the number)”.  I know this is not a popular view.  I also know that yes, we all like accolades, it makes us feel good about ourselves and our work, and a little competition can be a good …


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 …