Posts tagged ‘Clinton’

Be the Change: “12 Days of Giving to Support Women and Girls Globally” @StephenieFoster @CIPE @VitalVoices #hwhtw

Start 21012 off right: Stephenie Foster’s HuffPost article identifies 12 fabulous women-friendly charities worthy of support.  Some notable entries:

For the fourth day (“colly birds – or is it calling birds?’): The Women in Public Service Project was launched in early December at the U.S. Department of State by Sec. Clinton. Founded by a partnership between the Department of State and the Seven Sisters women’s colleges, it will create training, mentoring and networking opportunities for emerging women leaders from across the globe.

For the sixth day (“geese a laying’): the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) [hosts of this year’s Democracy that Delivers for Women Conference – see: https://hwhtw.wordpress.com/tag/democracy-that-delivers-for-women]

For the twelfth (“drummers drumming”): Vital Voices Global Partnership [an HWHTW favorite! – see: https://hwhtw.wordpress.com/tag/vital-voices/]

See the full list: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephenie-foster/12-days-of-giving-to-supp_b_1169488.html

January 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm 1 comment

Reporting LIVE from Sec. Clinton’s Global Health Initiative Announcement

This morning, Secretary of State Clinton announced a new Global Health Initiative to an audience at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) – and I was there!  According to Secretary Clinton, major priorities for the GHI will be:

  • A person-centric, rather than disease-centric, approach
  • Focus on measurement, accountability, and results
  • Building capacity in recipient countries, rather than fostering dependence
  • Encouraging innovation and data-sharing
  • Removing health-related obstacles to becoming a productive citizen

Secretary Clinton stated unequivocally that attention to the needs of women and girls will be central to the GHI’s approach.  I had the opportunity to ask her what metrics will be used to measure the success of the GHI with regard to women’s health, and was pleased to hear that, in addition to standard metrics like maternal mortality rates, the program will also examine statistics such as marriage age, access to care, and family planning trends.  (For her full answer to my question, go to 1:08:20 of the video: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/pressroom/press-releases/MA2010/clinton-live.htm)

Finally, Secretary Clinton emphasized the importance of health care diplomacy.  She said that in many cases, the health care services people in developing countries receive are the only contact they have with the American government or people.  Not only does health assistance help ensure a safer, more secure world, she noted, but global health care assistance is “a clear and direct expression of our compassion”.

To see the full speech: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/pressroom/press-releases/MA2010/clinton-live.htm

August 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm 1 comment


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