December 27, 2009

Israeli medical team saves sight in Myanmar

NPO organization Eye from Zion sends Israeli senior ophthalmologists to one of the world's most impoverished countries. Two of them offer special insight into their journey .
from Ynet, byDr. Nirit Bourla, Dr. Nadav Belfair,7340,L-3825051,00.html

December 25, 2009

Aid agencies 'must use new tools'

An article from BBC, By Jason Palmer.

The UN Foundation/Vodafone Foundation Partnership report outlines examples of new technologies that mitigate conflicts and save lives worldwide. The "crowd-sourced" data that comes from victims of natural disasters and conflicts is now a crucial part in disaster management, says a new report.

December 21, 2009

USAID Celebrates 25 Years of Demographic and Health Surveys

USAID Celebrates 25 Years of Demographic and Health Surveys.

Since 1984, Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), conceived and funded largely by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has collected and disseminated high quality data that provide critical insight for decision makers to plan, monitor, and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. The DHS project staff has helped conduct some 260 surveys in over 90 developing countries.

December 12, 2009

UN online tool allows people to track nations’ pledges on climate change

an article from UN news center. Again, about the great cooperation between development and new technologies.

People around the world can now keep tabs on countries’ promises and proposals on combating climate change, thanks to a new online tool launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

December 3, 2009

Jepson School of Leadership Studies: Dambisa Moyo on her book Dead Aid

look at this video on youtube
Economist Dambisa Moyo, named one of Time magazine's most influential people in the world for 2009, discusses her book Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa. In her point of view, we have to encourage trade and developement by other ways than classical aid. This is not the first time we are publishing an interview from Moyo... even if she is a bit controversial, we can learn a lot about alternative ways to understand foreign aid. She is on the video at University of Richmond on November 16.

First-time Cooperation between MASHAV and NATO: Training for Mass-Casualty Events

MASHAV together with NATO and the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa held in November 2009 an advanced course on “The best ways of training for mass-casualty situations”. This is the first time MASHAV and NATO have cooperated on a project.

The workshop, was designed for doctors, nurses, hospital administrators and first-responder organizations that deal with treating the injured in mass-casualty events. Professionals from NATO member states in Europe as well as FSU and Mediterranean states attended.