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Posted: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 11:12:26 EST
The International Palliative Care Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program will convene a professional seminar focused on providing palliative care for patients with TB or HIV/TB coinfection. The course is recommended for physicians in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union who provide direct care to patients with TB or who play a major role in developing public health policies for the care of patients with TB.
Posted: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:47:15 EST
Filmed in conflict zones in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Colombia and Liberia, the five-hour series Women, War and Peace examines the changing roles of women in war and peace. This event features film excerpts and a panel discussion with the series co-creators.
Posted: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 18:02:39 EST
A new report exposes the prevalence of racial profiling in Spain, painting a powerful portrait of the indignities suffered by those who do not "look Spanish" and of the official policies that encourage rather than curtail ethnic profiling.
Posted: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:54:55 EST
Corruption is never good. But corruption in pretrial detention is especially insidious.
Posted: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 05:16:04 EST
Marie Santa Auguste, an EARTH University scholar from Haiti, talks about how a simple recycling tool can help feed her country while preventing deforestation.
Posted: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 04:55:08 EST
Local and national funders have helped transform Washington, D.C.'s juvenile justice agency by closing a notorious prison for court-involved youth and redirecting resources to community-based alternatives.
Posted: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:06:34 EST
Almost half of Pakistan's population cannot read or write. But the recent Children's Literature Festival in Lahore aimed to tackle this problem head-on.
Posted: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 14:08:19 EST
For many people living with HIV, the risk of overdose presents a more imminent threat than AIDS-related illness. Despite this fact, donors and governments are slow to adopt overdose prevention measures as part of their AIDS programs. It's time for a wake-up call.
Posted: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:42:08 EST
Police in England continue to argue that "stop and search" tactics are essential in the battle against knife crime. But the numbers are not convincing.
Posted: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 15:39:09 EST
Reporters have revealed the precise location of a secret site in Romania used by the CIA to hold and interrogate terrorism suspects from 2003 to 2006-a site Romania's government continues to claim no knowledge of.
Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:27:06 EST
The Community for All guide and checklist offers a detailed look at the rights identified in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, especially Article 19 which provides for the right to live independently and be included in the community.
Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 10:34:44 EST
The Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green have established a new fellowship program for individuals dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States.
Posted: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 05:49:47 EST
This report calls for policies in the United States to promote greater media diversity and protect and promote the public's voice through the enforcement of open internet rules, the allocation of spectrum to unlicensed and other innovative uses, an expansion of the universal service fund to broadband, and the broadening of entities that can receive it.