Ashleigh Long
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Barriers to Vaccination in the United States

Started Feb 22, 2013 0 Replies

I just posted a blog entry on barriers to improving international vaccination rates, and I include here a recent article that discusses the resurgence of Whooping Cough in the United States. The…Continue

 

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medical
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Education, Ethics, Health, Human Rights, Science, War
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My personal and professional passions are the health of women and young girls in conflict and post-conflict recovery settings, and in forming global partnerships to help reduce maternal and child mortality. The Carnegie Institute is an awesome place to start putting these ideals into action!

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More UN Troops Headed to DR Congo?

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 10:04am 0 Comments

Interesting piece in the Economist for Tomorrow's (6/15/13) Print Edition:

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21579521-new-un-intervention-force-eastern-congo-has-most-robust



What do you think ? Will 3,000 more UN troops in East Congo make a difference? I am interested to learn more about the Tanzanian general at the helm,…

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Supreme Court to Decide on Human Gene Patents

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 2:59pm 0 Comments



http://blogs.nature.com/news/2013/04/us-supreme-court-hears-arguments-in-gene-patent-case.html

As the first group of scientists to discover the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 (which are implicated in breast and ovarian cancers, among others), Myriad Genomics (Salt Lake, UT) currently holds a patent on both genes,…

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DR Congo's Bosco Ntaganda in ICC Custody

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

From BBC News on 3/22/13:

"Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda has left Rwanda and is on the way to The Hague in the custody of the International Criminal Court.

Gen Ntaganda, a key figure in the conflict in…

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Setbacks to Global Vaccination of Poliovirus

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

In last month's edition of Lancet, an editorial was published commenting on the senseless killing of healthcare workers in the Middle East over their pro-vaccination stance for children receiving the Polio vaccine. The editorial is interesting in that it provides the reader with an idea of what global impact this can (and already has, and will continue to) have on public health, and gives one reason for the still existing polio epidemics in specific parts of the world. See the article…

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At 6:23pm on December 3, 2012, Carnegie Council said…

Ashleigh, I saw this last week and thought you might be interested in spinning a blog post out of it: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chip-bergh/hiv-travel-ban_b_2200381.html

Apparently several countries still have travel and immigration laws that discriminate against HIV+ people.

 
 
 

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The Failure of the Two-State Solution: Hope for Palestinian Youth

With the two-state solution facing obstacles from all sides, Palestinian youth need to "answer the urgent question of how to reframe the conflict discourse and avoid succumbing to a future of perennial suffering in silence under the status quo," writes security analyst Tariq Kenney-Shawa. What are effective methods of nonviolent resistance? How can the 1987 First Intifada serve as an inspiration for the next generation of Palestinians?

Ethics in Business: In Their Own Words, with Pendal's Emilio Gonzalez

Emilio Gonzalez, group CEO at Pendal in Australia, speaks about the role of ethics in global investment management. He discusses his organization's charitable work, its innovative "contribution leave" policy, how to engage with new technology, like AI, in a thoughtful way, and much more.

International Migrants in China's Global City, with James Farrer

Is China becoming an immigrant society? Why do foreigners move to the country? What can we learn by studying Shanghai's international community? James Farrer, a professor at Tokyo's Sophia University, has interviewed over 400 migrants to China looking to answer these questions. He and Senior Fellow Devin Stewart discuss immigration's impact on Chinese culture and whether foreigners can ever really fit in.

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