Tag: Africa

Dr. Erik Fleischman and Involuntary Sterilization

Via Femonomics, we find a really disturbing post from Dr. Erik Fleischman, an American doctor practicing in Tanzania who brags about participating in an involuntary sterilization, calling the doctor who performed the procedure a “hero.” After a pregnant patient’s heart…

Peace for women is world peace

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize today was awarded to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” These women are three…

HIV/AIDS and UNITAID

Writing in the Guardian: Daniel is six months old, and one of the more than a million children in Africa born of HIV-positive mothers every year. Without prenatal treatment, up to 30% of these children will contract the virus. Daniel…

Dining for Women

Another great event in NYC: Dining For Women, a movie screening and reception to benefit the Fistula Foundation. From their press release: NEW YORK CITY – The two New York City chapters of Dining for Women are partnering with Mount…

UNITAID in Cameroon

Last week, I was in Cameroon with Cheryl Contee, Baratunde Thurston and Mark Goldberg, as part of a press group following UNITAID Chairman Dr. Philippe Douste-Blazy as he visited hospitals and clinics that served patients via UNITAID-funded programs. It was…

In Cameroon with UNITAID

I’ve been MIA from the blog for the past few days because I’m in Cameroon with a crack team of bloggers — Cheryl Contee, Baratunde Thurston and Mark Goldberg — to cover the work being done here to prevent and…

Recommended reading

E.J. Graff’s series on Slate about children who were “adopted” (quotes wholly deliberate for reasons which will be immediately clear from the article) from Sierra Leone is gut wrenching. Definitely worth reading.