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Urban Sanitation: A Messy Problem for Habitat III

As we approach Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, one of the most essential topics that must be addressed in the New Urban Agenda is urban sanitation.

Embracing a Legacy of Foreign Policy Leadership

Every four years, the United States government and its citizens participate in one of the world’s most profound and peaceful transitions of power. Such opportunities present all of us with a choice in leadership – at the executive and congressional levels – as we think about the kind of country we wish to be, and the kind of world we wish to be in. The latter is most relevant because our elections impact so much beyond our borders.
 

Improving Global Health Through Mobile Technologies

Information and communications technology (ICT) has begun to infiltrate every aspect of the human experience. It is changing not only the way that we communicate and connect with one another, but how we access and deliver health services.

American Support for Humanitarian Assistance Reflected in $1.2 billion Pledge

I've often traveled to New York for the opening week of the UN General Assembly, but this year I'm honored to join other civil society leaders at President Barack Obama's Leaders' Summit on Refugees. And U.S. civil society, once again, has stepped up to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to helping affected people lift themselves out of hardship in a time of historic humanitarian need.

Factors affecting repatriation process of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Former Soviet forces entered Afghanistan on December 1, 1979. Many forces in and out of Afghanistan opposed the intervention and started armed struggle against Soviet occupation. Armed struggle and the invasion resulted in mass migration of Afghan’s to neighboring countries including Pakistan. The number of Afghan refugees in Pakistan reached 2 million by year the 1984. They started living in different parts of Pakistan in camps mainly at Khyber PakhtoonKhwa (KP) (Former NWFP) and Balochistan.

Collaborating to #EndHunger and Pass the Global Food Security Act of 2016

The passage of the Global Food Security Act of 2016 by the U.S Congress represents an impressive feat in collective action and collaboration to #endhunger. Over the course of almost a decade, organizations of all types and sizes connected to mobilize advocates, schedule meetings with members of Congress, host briefings with Capitol Hill staff, and discuss strategy together.

Health Information Systems in Developing Countries

Health Information Systems (HIS) are critical not only for assessing the health needs of populations, but also for planning, administration, and financial management of health interventions. The contributions of HIS are especially important in global health for low-income countries where inadequate health infrastructure, political uncertainty, and economic disruption require careful stewardship of valuable resources.

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