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Working Together to Rebuild Haiti

Even before the earthquake, Haiti was not equipped to provide adequate healthcare services to its disabled population. When the earthquake struck, need for these services increased dramatically.

My Next Journey

Thank you to everyone for making the first couple of months of AidBuzz eventful. Your blogs have been insightful and heart-felt, informative and empowering.

New Education Resource for Tuberculosis

By Alison Cohen

Unveiled for World TB Day (March 24th) a new online tool that teaches students about tuberculosis is now available to middle and high school educators. The website,  www.tbepidemic.org, offers resources, such as interactive curriculum units, for use in social studies and health settings.

Valuable Resource for Nonprofit Managers

If you plan to start your own nonprofit, manage a nonprofit, or would like to manage a nonprofit, look no further for helpful information to guide you on your path-- reference this list of 50 informational nonprofit management blogs.

It's Getting Better all the Time

Feel like there’s just no hope for the world these days? Well, it might be time to change your outlook. While the income per capita around the world has not increased, people are exponentially happier than ever before. And life expectancy has even increased by 10 years, despite economies facing monetary crises.

How Many InterAction Member Staff Were in the Peace Corps?

As the Peace Corps celebrated its 50th anniversary yesterday, I wondered how many InterAction member staff found their path to international development via service in the Peace Corps.

Let the Budget Games Begin

The battle lines have been drawn over the federal government’s 2011 spending bill. With negotiations scheduled to begin next week in Congress, one side recognizes the need for budget cuts but takes great issue with the depth and severity of the reductions included in the spending bill passed by the House of Representatives early Saturday that slashes $61 billion from this year’s budget and puts many critical programs, including U.S. foreign assistance at risk. The other side has stated their refusal to put their budget cutting scissors away.    

Women’s Rights Made a Difference in Tunisia, but What Now?

What made Tunisia successful in their revolution? One possible contribution is advanced women’s right in the country.

Non-Communicable Diseases: a New Trend in Global Health Priorities?

What do cancer, diabetes, and heart disease have in common? People want all of these diseases addressed in the global health arena.

Defense and International Affairs Budgets: Some Perspective

Washington DC is currently abuzz with budget facts and figures as policymakers and pundits alike try and get their arms around the current budget tangle. Perspective is key, though, to understanding where we’ve been and where we’re headed.

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