Larry Johnson http://www.kplu.org en Insecticide-resistant mosquitoes challenging Gates malaria efforts http://www.kplu.org/post/insecticide-resistant-mosquitoes-challenging-gates-malaria-efforts <p>The World Health Organization has long been worried over reports that <a href="http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110705/full/475019a.html">mosquitoes were increasingly resistant</a> to chemical-treated bed nets, a mainstay in the Gates Foundation-led, worldwide campaign against malaria.</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 18:43:07 +0000 Larry Johnson 2359 at http://www.kplu.org Insecticide-resistant mosquitoes challenging Gates malaria efforts American girls enlisted in global campaign against child marriage http://www.kplu.org/post/american-girls-enlisted-global-campaign-against-child-marriage <p><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,47,0" height="248" id="flashObj" width="440"><param name="movie" value="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&amp;isUI=1" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="flashVars" value="videoId=1078699901001&amp;playerID=732020054001&amp;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAqgP2bhE~,K6OKMiFRt7oQ9TK2xZ87CZ-Fj6s4QfcU&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" /><param name="base" value="http://admin.brightcove.com" /><param name="seamlesstabbing" value="false" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="swLiveConnect" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" base="http://admin.brightcove.com" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashvars="videoId=1078699901001&amp;playerID=732020054001&amp;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAqgP2bhE~,K6OKMiFRt7oQ9TK2xZ87CZ-Fj6s4QfcU&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" height="248" name="flashObj" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" seamlesstabbing="false" src="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&amp;isUI=1" swliveconnect="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="440"></embed></object></p><p>Tom Paulson introduced the teen-directed program, <a href="http://www.girlup.org/">Girl Up,</a> last year, on <a href="http://www.humanosphere.org">Humanosphere.org</a>, as the <a href="http://www.unfoundation.org/">United Nations Foundation</a> and Seattle students helped launch the new initiative.</p><p>This year, the Girl Up campaign says it has mobilized 150,000 American teens around the issue of child brides. Organizers say the disturbing prospect of 100 million child brides in the next decade has galvanized American teenage girls, who are demanding action on behalf of their young counterparts around the world.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/08/american-girls-enlisted-in-campaign-against-the-practice-of-child-marriage/"><strong>Read more on Humanosphere.org</strong></a></p><p> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:16:11 +0000 Larry Johnson 2329 at http://www.kplu.org Cautionary tales: Effective foreign aid often proves elusive http://www.kplu.org/post/cautionary-tales-effective-foreign-aid-often-proves-elusive <p>Despite the best intentions, foreign aid often goes awry in countries overwhelmed by war.</p><p>A series of recent news stories have shown clearly that governments rushing in to help people in war-torn countries often find they have solved few long-term problems and sometimes made matters worse.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/08/rush-to-help-can-thwart-best-intentions-of-foreign-aid/"><strong>Read more.</strong></a></p><p> Tue, 09 Aug 2011 20:12:35 +0000 Larry Johnson 2283 at http://www.kplu.org Cautionary tales: Effective foreign aid often proves elusive