Sunday, February 27, 2011

New Journal of Global Health

It looks like Columbia University is creating a new journal of Global Health (URL here: It claims that it will be more solutions oriented. There is a call for submissions to the first edition right now. I will be interested to see what the themes will break down to be. What strikes me about Global Health is that the field work is done in 'silos' -- by disease. Of course this is often driven by funding sources. Polio-interested money drives polio campaigns regardless of other contextual problems which might be more urgent. And I'm not picking on Polio campaigns, just using that as an example.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Militarization of Aid

Haven't had a chance to read this yet, but the Harvard Political Review has a pretty good overview of the debate about the militarization of aid. What's amazing about this issue is that it's one sided. The military really doesn't have a view about it. I suppose if aid agencies started fighting wars, the defense department might have some heartache.

Here's the link: