By Rachel Leonard, 2010 Spring Intern
The PBS newsmagazine show NOW will air a documentary on maternal mortality in Haiti tonight, Friday, January 29. Read More.
By John Fawcett, Legislative Director
Amid the outpouring of support for Haiti, one offer of assistance was met with suspicion by many debt cancellation advocates. The IMF announced an emergency $100 million loan to Haiti to aid in earthquake recovery and reconstruction. While funding for recovery and reconstruction is sorely needed, loans that create additional debt (rather than grants, which do not have to be repaid) are an unacceptable response to this humanitarian disaster. Read More.
By Blair Hinderliter
ACTION (Advocacy to Control Tuberculosis Internationally) is pleased to announce the hiring of Emily Wainwright as Project Director. The announcement culminates an extensive global search for a project director for this cutting edge global TB advocacy project, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and now operates in eight countries. Read More.
By Joanne Carter, Executive Director
As we are all painfully aware, Haiti has been devastated by an earthquake with massive loss of life, and destruction of already overburdened and under-resourced services and infrastructure. For those who want to make direct contributions to the relief and rebuilding efforts, two partner organizations in Haiti that we trust and respect immensely are on the front lines of the response and need your support now. Read More.