Articles

Publicise the truth about DDT

Carlos Odora | 31 May 2007 | New Vision

It is good to remind ourselves that DDT was internationally used in the 1950s and 1960s during a time of unprecedented population growth and wealth creation. Wherever DDT has been used, death and disease rates have fallen.

Whither Idol's Money?

Philip Coticelli | 22 May 2007 | New York Sun

American Idol's "Idol Gives Back" special on April 24 and 25 helped raise over $60 million to fight poverty in America and Africa. As season five comes to a close tomorrow, fans should be asking where their money went and what the impact on poverty will be.

Malaria still a big problem in Uganda

Carlos Odora | 25 Apr 2007 | New Vision

Malaria kills 320 Ugandans everyday and accounts for the highest percentage of the total number of patients visiting hospitals. There is more money and political will to tackle the disease as observed in the recent creation of the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. However, funds alone will not solve the problem because it is a complex disease and controlling it means that we must use all interventions and that partners must work together.

On The Trail Of A Cure: Reality and Rhetoric on Treating Malaria

Roger Bate | 22 Mar 2007 | American Enterprise Institute

The time is long overdue for the Global Fund to improve transparency, establish the quality of the drugs it will allow to be purchased with its funds, and establish where the drugs it purchases actually end up.

Saving Lives Through Honest Accounting

Roger Bate | 12 Feb 2007 | American.com

A new initiative by Senator Tom Coburn could bring badly needed transparency to the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Assessing the State of the Union

Roger Bate | 24 Jan 2007 | National Review Online

On Tuesday, President George W. Bush delivered his next to last State of the Union address. National Review Online asked a group of experts to react. Dr. Roger Bate comments.

Reality Check

Roger Bate & Kathryn Boateng | 23 Jan 2007 | Foreign Affairs

Garrett's descriptions of the appalling symptoms of poor health systems are eloquent. But she overlooks some causes of the problem and offers an unconvincing solution.

What Is Working

Roger Bate | 22 Jan 2007 | East African Business Week

With a mixture of self-interest and moneymaking zeal, private businesses are combating one of the world's most intractable problems: the scourge of disease in Africa.

USAID's Health Challenge: Improving US Foreign Assistance

Roger Bate | 01 Jan 2007 | Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

Dr. Roger Bate discusses USAID's public health program progress and challenges.

Corrupting Health

Roger Bate | 28 Nov 2006 | TCS Daily

Transparency International (TI) celebrated its 12th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) last week in Guatemala. Founded by ex-World Bankers and influential government officials from developing countries such as Kenya and Bangladesh, TI , which is one of the more effective and sensible global NGOs, has pushed the World Bank as well as increasing numbers of Governments to address corruption seriously.