Tag: NGOs

Forming Effective Partnerships in Global Health: One Public Health Practitioner’s Experience in Haiti

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Forming Effective Partnerships in Global Health: One Public Health Practitioner’s Experience in Haiti

It is difficult to comprehend the large scale on which global health operations run. Indeed, it is remarkable to note the myriad actors and organizations interacting to improve global public health. What is clear is that the resources at their combined disposal have the potential to provide enormous benefit to those in need. What’s not so clear, however, is the most efficient way for these groups to collaborate and form partnerships in order to maximize the use of these resources.

Continue Reading

The World Will Never Know: An Anthropological View of Humanitarian Aid in Response to the Pakistan Floods

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
The World Will Never Know: An Anthropological View of Humanitarian Aid in Response to the Pakistan Floods

In August 2010, the worst floods in recent history struck Pakistan, precipitating a humanitarian crisis and widespread destruction of health infrastructure and loss of access to clean water. The consequences for the health of the internally displaced person (IDP) are considerable given the three main epidemics facing the displaced population: cholera, malaria, and dengue fever. The humanitarian challenge presented by this unholy trinity of flood-precipitated diseases is both immediate and severe. This analysis considers the possible underlying causes of the limited humanitarian response and its implications for future humanitarian efforts, with a focus on how knowledge-flows could effectively improve the aid response.

Continue Reading