We are in a very unique historical moment when it comes to both mobile phone technology and global health. But in a few years time, mHealth will be so routine and seem so natural that we will wonder what life was like without it.
Moments ago, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations selected 41 members of the executive board of the newest UN body, UN Women. And much to everyone's surprise (and, overwhelming pleasure) Iran was kept off the board.
The last cholera epidemic in the Western Hemisphere began in Peru in 1991 and spread to some 16 other countries, from Argentina to Canada. In Peru alone, the epidemic produced more than 650,000 cases over six years.
An announcement by President Obama that the United States would support India's ascension to a permanent seat on the Security Council is less about the future of the Security Council and more about firming up India as a reliable American ally.