Meet Deon Namiseb, a one-time Special Olympics athlete on the Namibian soccer team. Now, he serves as a global ambassador, telling his story and spreading the Special Olympic's message of acceptance.
A night with one of Rio de Janeiro"s most powerful drug cartels, a militarized unit that keeps the peace in a favela considered "pacified" by the Brazilian police. Edited on Avid Symphony for Fusion and Univision.
Saving Mothers: A new initiative to Address Maternal Mortality
Pregnancy-related deaths remain an acute problem in many places, despite overall global declines in rates of maternal mortality. Every day, nearly 800 women die from complications in pregnancy or childbirth, and 99 percent of these deaths occur in developing countries. These deaths are largely preventable with interventions and training to prevent or treat complications such as hemorrhage, infection, and obstructed labor, and with increased access to reproductive health services and emergency care.
In December 2012, the Center for Strategic and International Studies traveled to Zambia because it has a disproportionately high rate of maternal mortality – an estimated 440 women dying for every 100,000 live births, which is 20 times higher than the U.S. But Zambia, as well as Uganda, is also the site of a new program, called Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL), designed to reduce maternal mortality by up to 50 percent in selected districts in a year.
Cervical Cancer and HIV in women
Cervical cancer kills an estimated 275,000 women every year, 85 percent of whom are in developing countries. The link between HIV and cervical cancer is direct and deadly; HIV-infected women who are also infected with specific types of human papilloma virus (HPV) are 4-5 times more susceptible to cervical cancer than HIV-negative women. This has important implications for HIV programs, especially in countries with significant HIV epidemics.
To understand the opportunities and challenges of integrating cervical cancer screening and treatment into HIV services for women, the Center for Strategic and International Studies traveled to Zambia, which has been at the forefront of integrating these services.
EdWeek Leaders to Follow 2014
Robert Runcie is the Superintendent of the Broward County School Board, one of the largest and most diverse in the nation. He he talks about how charter schools and public schools can work together, and how the relationship between the School Board and Teacher's union have improved.