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House passes $10M hydrogen prize

According to CNN.com

Scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs will be able to vie for a grand prize of $10 million, and smaller prizes reaching millions of dollars, under House-passed legislation to encourage research into hydrogen as an alternative fuel.

Open-Source Modeling for Health

Christine Gorman at Time has posted a fascinating analysis of the new Global Pandemic Initiative, which is a collaborative effort between IBM and over twenty major worldwide public health institutions, including the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to help stem the spread of infectious diseases with the goal of identifying and mapping pandemic outbreaks to better target vac

New Health Blog from PAHO Director

Dr. Mirta Roses Periago, Director of the Pan American Health Organization, has recently launched a new blog to promote a regional dialogue on health. CGD welcomes the new addition to the online global health discourse and looks forward to exchanging views with Dr. Roses.

A Happy Mother's Day for All

Just in time for Mother's Day, Save the Children's new report, State of the World's Mothers (PDF), makes a compelling connection between the health of mothers and their newborn babies in the developing world, focusing on the high rates of maternal mortality - virtually unchanged in more than a decade - and the deaths of 4 millions children during the neonatal period, most of which are preventable with known interventions.

Changemakers Innovation Award

Ashoka has extended the deadline for the Changemakers Innovation Award Competition: How to Improve Health for All until May 24th.

The scope of the competition is actual health solutions that include low-income and marginalized populations, ranging from health education and prevention to health financing, healthcare delivery or pharmaceutical development. Initiatives that consist only in health policy or advocacy fall outside the scope of the competition.

Winners will be assessed on their innovation, impact, strategy and sustainability.

HIV/AIDS in Liberia: Development’s Destruction with Reconstruction?

Sobering news from a recent Save the Children report indicates that aid workers and UN peacekeeping troops continue to trade food for sex with young Liberian girls:

Despite commitments made in 2002 by non-governmental organizations, the United Nations and peacekeepers to improve the worldwide monitoring of recruitment and staff conduct, vulnerable children are still exchanging sex for basic necessities such as money to attend school or food to feed their families.

HIV/AIDS in Liberia: Development’s Destruction with Reconstruction?

Sobering news from a recent Save the Children report indicates that aid workers and UN peacekeeping troops continue to trade food for sex with young Liberian girls:

Despite commitments made in 2002 by non-governmental organizations, the United Nations and peacekeepers to improve the worldwide monitoring of recruitment and staff conduct, vulnerable children are still exchanging sex for basic necessities such as money to attend school or food to feed their families.

African AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Summit Held in Abuja

Last week, Nigeria hosted the African AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Summit in its capital city, Abuja. The summit was attended by numerous participants, including heads of state, government officials, members of the civil society, donor and UN agencies and program implementers from throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of the summit was to review the achievements made toward the landmark Abuja 2001 agreements and identify gaps and constraints to achieving those objectives and the Millennium Development Goals.

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