Global Health

March 17, 2014

M&Ms and slow ideas, or what a simple check can do

I was psyched to read about David Lee Roth and his famous brown M&Ms in Atul Gawande's The Checklist Manifesto over the weekend. It's a favorite story of mine, as I've often considered it a metaphor for Great and Meaningful Things.
February 11, 2013

Saving lives and livelihoods: Resilience in the context of health

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post on 26 January 2013. The world has made impressive progress in health over the past few decades, leading to untold lives being saved. This has been possible due to deliberate efforts in providing prevention and healthcare, and improving the various social determinants of health. Yet, nearly ten million children die before reaching their fifth birthday and half a million women die each year in child birth.
March 10, 2011

Updated: See BRAC on Good Morning America on Saturday!

Saturday morning, Good Morning America will feature BRAC's partnership with Visionspring as part of ABC's year-long series on global public health, Be the Change: Save a Life. The segment will highlight how this innovative partnership is bringing the transformational power of affordable eyeglasses to poor communities across Bangladesh.