Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ankie Hoogvelt

I highly recommend this book, first published in 1997 and then again in 2001. Her analysis on how world trade has developed over the last 150 years is especially important. I am reading it again right now for the second time.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Partners in Health in Rwanda

Partners in Health (PIH) is still doing excellent work in Haiti and now in Rwanda. They have launched a major new program
in Rwanda, helping to upgrade and improve health care programs across the country. I am told that the skills and experiences they have gained in Haiti have played a major role in how they are developing the projects in Rwanda. Also, view the newest edition of Uses of Haiti, in which Dr. Farmer has some description on the 2001-2004 embargo on aid to Haiti's government and its harmful effects on the countries health care infrastructure.