Re: Globally, what should we be doing?
Philanthropy can't fix everything at once so start with the basics, like clean water and major public health problems, to improve quality of lives for the largest numbers of people. For the long term education and employment are key, so all children need universal free education. Whatever the focus of philanthropy it is important to use 'evidence based' judgments to prioritize and measure effectiveness. Overwhelming needs? - team up with others to provide complementary assistance and avoid duplication of effort and make sure intervention responds to local priorities and demands rather than imposing an outside 'solution'. Strive to deliver assistance equitably based on needs not politics/religion to avoid creating/amplifying resentment. Think appropriate, sustainable, development that uses local talents and resources. Train local people to lead, develop and maintain projects.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
- The 2018 WHCA ended in controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf made jokes some considered to be offensive.
- The WHCA apologized for Wolf's jokes, though some journalists and many comedians backed the comedian and decried arguments in favor of limiting the types of speech permitted at the event.
- Ron Chernow, who penned a bestselling biography of Alexander Hamilton, will speak at next year's dinner.
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you.
A study on flies may hold the key to future addiction treatments.
- A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can affect how memories are stored away as good or bad.
- This may have drastic implications for how addiction is caused and how people recall intoxication.
- The findings may one day lead to a new form of treatment for those suffering from addiction.
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