RSSArchive for June, 2009

Children

Children

Children are remarkably imaginative and resilient — but also heartbreakingly fragile and vulnerable. Mercy Corps works with communities to shelter and nurture children through innovative education, health and nutrition programs. Teaching the next generation and keeping them healthy are essential to tomorrow’s strong, vibrant societies.

Women’s Empowerment

Women’s Empowerment

Women are the foundation of every society. Yet for many women in the world’s poorest regions, life is extraordinarily difficult. Through innovative health, agricultural, business and education programs, Mercy Corps builds on the courage and resourcefulness of women to help them realize their potential and improve their families and communities.

Women's Empowerment

Women's Empowerment

Women are the foundation of every society. Yet for many women in the world’s poorest regions, life is extraordinarily difficult. Through innovative health, agricultural, business and education programs, Mercy Corps builds on the courage and resourcefulness of women to help them realize their potential and improve their families and communities.

Health

Health

Our work to build healthy communities, families and individuals is at the heart of Mercy Corps’ vision for social change. By partnering with a range of partners, from village health committees to government agencies, we help build the means to improve maternal, newborn and child health, ensure proper nutrition and combat infectious diseases.

Medical Controversy – When Does Life Begin?

Medical Controversy – When Does Life Begin?

One of the most contested questions in history is a seemingly simple one: When does life begin? Different cultures and societies have battled to answer this question, and to date no consensus has been reached. Of course, the answer to this question has profound ethical, legal, moral, and philosophical implications. As the United States debates […]

Medicate or Educate? – Just Pop a Polypill

Medicate or Educate? – Just Pop a Polypill

At this moment, a trial is underway in India. This trial, named the TIPS trial, involves a new medication — a so-called “polypill” — which contains three antihypertensive drugs, a statin, and aspirin. Its researchers enthuse that it may cut the risk of cardiovascular disease by half in healthy people. So far, the study has […]

Wash Your Hands, Save a Life

Wash Your Hands, Save a Life

Health care-associated infections (HAI) occur in a variety of settings and are caused by a variety of pathogens. They occur in ambulatory, institutional, hospital, and home-based settings. Four primary categories of HAIs exist, most of which are seen in acute care settings: surgical site infections, central line-associated blood stream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and catheter-related urinary […]

Death and Dying in Tough Economic Times

Death and Dying in Tough Economic Times

Cash-strapped states and private health care providers are looking for ways to cut costs and save money in these economic times. While across-the-board cuts in spending are intuitively appealing and a seemingly straightforward method for saving money, it turns out that some health care expenditures actually lead to cost savings. Spend money to save money […]

Samaa TV Talks about our Tele-healthcare Project

Samaa TV Talks about our Tele-healthcare Project

Recently, Samaa TV covered our healthcare project in their program named, “Innovation”. The accompanying video is a short highlight of the documentary that they made during their visit to NUST and our UM Healthcare facility in Mardan. With permission from Samaa TV, we are now sharing the video clip of the program online with our […]

Forex News

Forex News

The following is a list of some of the popular and freely available forex news, analysis and commentary services. Daily Commentary & Analysis Daily News Sources * Reuters * Bloomberg * CBS MarketWatch * Financial Times * Yahoo * NewsNow * Morgan Stanley * Bank of New York Mellon * CIBC World Markets * HSBC […]

Forex Basics

Forex Basics

The following is an introduction to some basic terms, definitions and concepts used in forex trading. It is designed to be read in chronological order, starting with the most simplest terms and moving through to some more advanced terms used in the forex market, or you can click on any individual term if you want […]

Forex Broker Guide

Forex Broker Guide

Introduction The following is a list of questions you may like to consider before opening an account. You can use this checklist to narrow down your selection of companies that fit your requirements. You may also wish to refer to the forex broker ratings page on this site to read about traders unique experiences with […]