Month: December 2012

Rising to the Challenge of Cervical Cancer in Developing Countries: GAVI and the “cancer vaccine”

Posted by On December 13, 2012

The fifth Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) Partners Forum took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from December 5 -7, 2012 and the theme was: Rising to the Challenge. At this meeting, and for the first time during a Partners Forum, GAVI publicly rose to the challenge of combatting cervical cancer in developing countries. The […]


Conversations about Global Cancer Challenges

Posted by On December 7, 2012

I recently participated in a Facebook conversation about global cancer challenges hosted by the Public Radio International program, “The World.” Between December 3 and 7 “The World” featured five stories by veteran health reporter Joanne Silberner, who documented the growing challenge of cancer in developing countries. Over the course of the series, “Cancer’s New Battleground: […]


Together, Stronger

Posted by On December 6, 2012

We often hear of divides in Africa: religious disagreements exacerbated by border disputes; electoral unrest caused by divisive political rivalries; and acrimonious debates regarding the appropriate roles for men and women within households and in society. We hear less often about people and institutions bridging social, political, and cultural divisions. As many countries on the […]