What Should the New Water Ministry Do?

By 2020, 21 Indian cities are expected to reach groundwater levels of zero, which will affect water access for 100 million people. Nearly half of India is already under drought during the summertime, and the current water crisis in Chennai is the latest example of what could soon happen to the country. The new government …

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What do U.S. immigration reforms mean for global health?

President Obama‚Äôs Immigration Accountability Executive Actions are likely to have far reaching political and social implications. They also have serious implications for public health here in the United States and for global health as well. Depending on how this issue is settled in the long run, a reform of the U.S immigration system could mean …

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Beauty & Grace: Mbeki, Hoffman and the power of stories

The substance of the Seriti Commission is important. But those of us who watched a remarkable moment of grace yesterday when Advocate Hoffman was overcome with grief will have been reminded of why this country is so special. "Engrave this upon your heart: there isn’t anyone you couldn’t love once you heard their story." –Mary …

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