Rather than compete with the private companies...we decided to collaborate...to help improve their practices so that the water they provide is of the highest possible quality.

Alex Harding, Executive Director at Water Ecuador

Unleash the Private Sector to Scale Up Improvements in Maternal and Child Health

By Alex Harding, Executive Director at Water Ecuador When I was working in Ecuador to build water treatment systems in small rural communities there, I thought of my job as extremely complex. There was, of course, the actual construction of the water plant and the installation of treatment equipment. But the work of the organization I founded […]

Chile’s biggest environmental threat needs to be addressed with our best effort.

Marcelo Mena-Carrasco, PhD

Clean air and health: The Chilean Way

Air quality is the world’s biggest environmental threat. There is substantial research that shows that when there is more particulate matter in the air, more people get sick. And when there is long-term exposure, people die. We also know that sometimes air quality monitoring stations do not tell the whole story. And that when people live […]

Food for thought: the role of nutrition and health in non-communicable diseases.

By Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN Dean & Professor Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Epidemiological transitions have seen a global shift from the burden of communicable to non-communicable disease. Internationally, there is a significant burden of premature death and disability attributed to chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

Invitation to Blog for GANM!

Dear colleagues, We are excited to announce that we are accepting blog posts for our renovated website for global exchange of nursing science and practice: the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery (GANM). We are inviting you to submit a commentary for publication on the GANM. Advantages of publishing your work with GANM include: quick […]