Communications Consortium Blog
- People vs. Politics People vs. Politics
- Hate Government But Love National Parks Hate Government But Love National Parks
Sally Steenland of the Center for American Progress notes the disconnect between people who "hate government" but love national parks, border security and veterans. Click here to read Steenland's piece.
- Nonprofits and the Government Shutdown Nonprofits and the Government Shutdown
The government shutdown's impact is being felt in the nonprofit world. The Chonricle of Philanthropy lists some of the shutdown's effects and how various nonprofit leaders are responding to the setbacks posed by the government' [...]
- 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book: Child Poverty Still on the Rise 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book: Child Poverty Still on the Rise
The basic yardstick for measuring the health and well-being of America’s children is the annual release of the KIDS COUNT Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. For more than 20 years the foundation has released national, regio [...]
- Reporters' Frames Reporters' Frames
As organizations develop messaging and framing with which to pursue media coverage, they must be aware that reporters often approach stories with frames of their own. As Shannon Arvizu writes on the blog of the Frameworks Institute, " [...]
Global Health Ideas
- Garcinia Cambogia Diet – Find The Best Garcinia Cambogia Extract Garcinia Cambogia Diet – Find The Best Garcinia Cambogia Extract
Health, Fitness, and Weight Loss Supplements - What’s the biggest challenge faced by many of those who are trying to lose weight? Believe it or not, it’s not the actual weight loss. Unfortunately, the biggest challenge you face [...]
- FucoXanthin Featured on Dr Oz show FucoXanthin Featured on Dr Oz show
Health, Fitness, and Weight Loss Supplements - Curious to the newest trend in weight loss, FucoXanthin? It was featured on the Dr. Oz show recently, hailing it as a power pill with great results. If you are looking for a new and beneficial [...]
- Raspberry Ketones – Improve Liver Health and Aid Weight Loss Raspberry Ketones – Improve Liver Health and Aid Weight Loss
Health, Fitness, and Weight Loss Supplements - By Lily Baines With the festive period drawing to a close and new year’s resolutions chosen, weight loss becomes a primary goal for a lot of people in the western world, especially during [...]
- How Raspberry Ketone Burns Fat So You Can Shed Those Stubborn Pounds How Raspberry Ketone Burns Fat So You Can Shed Those Stubborn Pounds
Health, Fitness, and Weight Loss Supplements - Believe me, I know how hard it is to lose weight. Who hasn’t experienced the frustration of dieting? You pass up desserts, count calories, count carbs, count fat grams, work out, even fee [...]
- Green Coffee Bean Diet Scam – (research shows it’s not) Green Coffee Bean Diet Scam – (research shows it’s not)
Health, Fitness, and Weight Loss Supplements - Many people are looking for a better weight loss method. The newest craze seems to be green coffee bean supplements, but are they as good as the hype? In a word, yes there is preliminary resear [...]
Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Blog
- Audio interviews at the Bali WTO Ministerial: Aid for Trade and food security Audio interviews at the Bali WTO Ministerial: Aid for Trade and food security
Recorded at the World Trade Organization Ministerial conference in Bali, Marie-Agnes Jouanjean asks delegates what the future holds for the Aid for Trade Initiative as well as food security.
- Dare to prepare: taking risk seriously Dare to prepare: taking risk seriously
This video explores an ODI report which argues that in order to be prepared to deal effectively with disasters or crises, preparedness measures need to be put in place before a crisis occurs. This report recommends the establishment of a ne [...]
- What can help Central African Republic? Lessons from Sierra Leone What can help Central African Republic? Lessons from Sierra Leone
'Successful intervention in Sierra Leone is precisely the reason the UK must take its place at the table when it comes to resolving the situation in Bangui.'
- New reforms gather momentum in China New reforms gather momentum in China
'The third plenum of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s eighteenth party congress set the agenda for next phase of reform of the world’s second largest economy and 20% of the world population.'
- WTO Bali Declaration: what does it mean? WTO Bali Declaration: what does it mean?
The WTO Ministerial in Bali is about to agree to a deal on on some of the following areas of negotiations: a package for Least Development Countries (LDCs), Trade facilitation, and Agriculture. But what does it all mean for developing count [...]
Public Health Matters
- Outbreak of Meningitis Causing Health Officials to Look Overseas for Help Outbreak of Meningitis Causing Health Officials to Look Overseas for Help
By Thomas Clark, MD, MPH This time last year public health officials were grappling with a meningitis outbreak linked to fungus found in tainted medication. Now officials are trying to rein in a different outbreak of meningitis, more speci [...]
- Winter is Coming… Be Ready Winter is Coming… Be Ready
With winter bearing down on most of the country this week, it’s a great time to make sure you’re ready for cold weather. Winter can be unpredictable as temperatures drop quickly and snow piles up within hours. Winter is coming, so heed th [.
- Do 1 Thing: Emergency Supplies Do 1 Thing: Emergency Supplies
By Cate Shockey This blog is part of a series, covering a preparedness topic each month from the Do 1 Thing Program . Join us this month to discuss emergency kits. With the holidays around the corner and winter weather creeping in, it’s the [...]
- Flu Fighting Facts: How to stay healthy this flu season Flu Fighting Facts: How to stay healthy this flu season
With colder temperatures comes the holiday season, a new year, and of course, flu season! Flu activity is currently low in the United States, but is expected to increase in the coming weeks, making now a great time to prepare for flu. Flu [...]
- Typhoon Haiyan: A look at public health’s role in disaster recovery Typhoon Haiyan: A look at public health’s role in disaster recovery
Seeing images of the devastation in the Philippines reminded me of my own experiences with Hurricane Katrina and the Asian Tsunami. During both of those events, I had the honor to join CDC (and WHO in the case of Indonesia) teams to help re [...]
TropIKA Blog Portal
- Tsetse fly success reported from Guinea's Loos Islands Tsetse fly success reported from Guinea's Loos Islands
The coast of Guinea in West Africa is believed to be one of the areas worst afflicted by sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis, HAT). In the Loos Islands - some 5km from the Guinea mainland and home to some 8000 people - no cases [...]
- "Drop all taxes on antimalarial tools" "Drop all taxes on antimalarial tools"
The Malaria Taxes and Tariffs Advocacy Project (M-TAP) says it "uses research to identify areas where governments, donors, NGOs, and the private sector can work together to roll back barriers to progress on malaria through evidence-based po [...]
- $1.2 billion: the yearly cost of dengue in the Americas $1.2 billion: the yearly cost of dengue in the Americas
Up to 100 million people contract dengue worldwide every year but how big is the economic burden? The disease, the most common mosquito-borne viral illness in the world, has expanded from its Southeast Asian origins and is now common in ma [...]
- Indians in "tribal" district received outdated malaria treatment Indians in "tribal" district received outdated malaria treatment
There can be few clearer examples of the gap between policy and practice, in the treatment of malaria, than the findings of a study  from India. Researchers from the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), who were investigating epi [...]
- Dengue vaccine trial planned for India Dengue vaccine trial planned for India
No vaccine is available to protect against dengue, a mosquito-transmitted viral disease of which there are 50-100 million cases worldwide every year. However, as discussed in a recent TropIKA.net review article, there are 12 candidate vacci [...]