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  • Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development – State of the Planet
    New York City obesity 2 Earth Institute Centers Join Forces by Earth Institute 9 17 2012 at 10 45am The Earth Institute today announced that beginning Oct 1 the Center for Global Health and Economic Development CGHED would migrate its staff and projects to the Earth Institute s Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development Continue Reading Category General Earth Institute Global Health Poverty Economic Development Tags Center for Global Health and Economic Development Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development Search State of the Planet Categories Agriculture Food Climate Donor and Partner News Earth Sciences Earthquakes Economics Ecosystems Energy Gender Equality General Earth Institute Global Health Millennium Villages Natural Disasters Ocean Acidification Poverty Economic Development Urbanization Water Popular Stories Seawater Greenhouses Produce Tomatoes in the Desert The Science and the Lessons of Hurricane Sandy A Prescient Voice on Sandy Suddenly Everyone Is Listening This is a wake up call don t hit the snooze button Arctic Archipelago Ground Zero For Climate Change From Wastewater to Drinking Water Rare Earth Metals Will We Have Enough How China Is Dealing With Its Water Crisis What Happens to All That Plastic Features Features Archive Research Centers and Departments Climate Matters Donor and Partner News

    Original URL path: http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/tag/center-on-globalization-and-sustainable-development/ (2012-11-11)
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  • community health workers – State of the Planet
    we can take in meeting the MDGs This can be done by strengthening health systems and increasing equity in health care access by extending care to the world s most vulnerable populations Continue Reading Category Global Health Tags community health workers MDGs Millennium Villages report A Community based Approach to Combating Malnutrition What It Looks Like and How to Evaluate It by Angelie Singh 3 11 2011 at 2 31pm 1 Comment In a world of increasing rates of obesity it is sometimes hard to remember that another type of malnutrition undernutrition remains a major contributor to mortality Although all ages may be affected by malnutrition children are most vulnerable to death and long term disabilities caused by this disease As such treating and preventing undernutrition in children contribute to Continue Reading Category Global Health Tags Africa community health workers Global Health Malnutrition Maternal and Child Health Millennium Development Goals Millennium Villages Project nutrition Senegal The Rising Tide of Community Health Workers by Prabhjot Singh 3 2 2011 at 6 48pm 3 Comments In the past few weeks there has been an steady rise in news about Community Health Workers CHWs domestically and abroad The reason for enthusiasm is obvious without replacing doctors and nurses regular people can take an active role in the health of their community Continue Reading Category General Earth Institute Global Health Tags community health workers Global Health health systems mhealth Millennium Villages Project primary health care Over 1m in New Commitments to Support Earth Institute Work by Megan Winston 9 21 2010 at 1 39pm Today two of the world s leading companies announce grants and technical support totaling more than 1 000 000 aimed at ending global poverty by 2015 Continue Reading Category Agriculture Food General Earth Institute Global Health Poverty Economic Development Tags Africa agriculture community health workers Corporate Circle News Ghana health information and communications technology Millennium Development Goals Millennium Villages Project nutrition UN MDG Summit Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development Partners with the Earth Institute to Advance Technology to Help Achieve the MDGs for Health by Megan Winston 9 21 2010 at 1 29pm 1 Comment New York September 21 The Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development and the Earth Institute Columbia University today announced a new partnership in support of the Ghana Telemedicine Project a pilot to use the latest in information and communications technology to improve point of service health care services in the Millennium Village of Bonsaaso Ghana With this Continue Reading Category General Earth Institute Global Health Tags Africa community health workers Corporate Circle News Donor Partner News Ghana health information and communications technology Millennium Development Goals Millennium Villages Project My Day with a Community Health Worker by Jaclyn Leigh Carlsen 7 6 2010 at 6 03am Originally posted at karibusauri wordpress com The other week I walked the footpaths of Nyaminia a sub location of the Millennium Village Project in Sauri Kenya to visit households with Richard a Community Health Worker CHW Going around with a CHW

    Original URL path: http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/tag/community-health-workers/ (2012-11-11)
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  • Community Health Works! – State of the Planet
    has won a 40 000 Young Leader Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Continue Reading Category Global Health Millennium Villages Tags Africa Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development community health workers Community Health Works Harlem New York City obesity Search State of the Planet Categories Agriculture Food Climate Donor and Partner News Earth Sciences Earthquakes Economics Ecosystems Energy Gender Equality General Earth Institute Global Health Millennium Villages Natural Disasters Ocean Acidification Poverty Economic Development Urbanization Water Popular Stories Seawater Greenhouses Produce Tomatoes in the Desert The Science and the Lessons of Hurricane Sandy A Prescient Voice on Sandy Suddenly Everyone Is Listening This is a wake up call don t hit the snooze button Arctic Archipelago Ground Zero For Climate Change From Wastewater to Drinking Water Rare Earth Metals Will We Have Enough How China Is Dealing With Its Water Crisis What Happens to All That Plastic Features Features Archive Research Centers and Departments Climate Matters Donor and Partner News Masters in Development Practice Millennium Cities Initiative Water Matters Earth Institute Videos Drilling into the Jurassic in New Jersey Watch Recent Authors Brian Kateman Guest Blogger Kirsty Tinto Peter Coleman David Funkhouser Kim Martineau Earth Institute Kevin Krajick More

    Original URL path: http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/tag/community-health-works/ (2012-11-11)
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  • Harlem – State of the Planet
    won a 40 000 Young Leader Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Continue Reading Category Global Health Millennium Villages Tags Africa Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development community health workers Community Health Works Harlem New York City obesity Search State of the Planet Categories Agriculture Food Climate Donor and Partner News Earth Sciences Earthquakes Economics Ecosystems Energy Gender Equality General Earth Institute Global Health Millennium Villages Natural Disasters Ocean Acidification Poverty Economic Development Urbanization Water Popular Stories Seawater Greenhouses Produce Tomatoes in the Desert The Science and the Lessons of Hurricane Sandy A Prescient Voice on Sandy Suddenly Everyone Is Listening This is a wake up call don t hit the snooze button Arctic Archipelago Ground Zero For Climate Change From Wastewater to Drinking Water Rare Earth Metals Will We Have Enough How China Is Dealing With Its Water Crisis What Happens to All That Plastic Features Features Archive Research Centers and Departments Climate Matters Donor and Partner News Masters in Development Practice Millennium Cities Initiative Water Matters Earth Institute Videos Drilling into the Jurassic in New Jersey Watch Recent Authors Brian Kateman Guest Blogger Kirsty Tinto Peter Coleman David Funkhouser Kim Martineau Earth Institute Kevin Krajick More Archive

    Original URL path: http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/tag/harlem/ (2012-11-11)
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  • obesity – State of the Planet
    broad scale if the larger food system is not addressed Continue Reading Category Agriculture Food General Earth Institute Tags food deserts food hubs food systems obesity regional foodsheds Changing the Urban Relationship to Food by Mariapaola Sutto 10 27 2009 at 2 46pm 4 Comments With an Italian background from a culture of food as biologist and one time theatre producer to me it makes sense to work with a research group that has the courage to break many taboos and re discuss academic assumptions in an open and innovative way Continue Reading Category Agriculture Food General Earth Institute Global Health Urbanization Tags Dickson DesPommier food Food and Policy foodshed GoGreen initiative Gowanus GSAPP innovative research italian obesity Office of Environmental Stewardship SEAS urban agriculture urban climate change crossroads Urban Design urban design lab Designers at Columbia and MIT Promote Foodshed Concept by Richard Plunz 9 11 2009 at 1 30pm 1 Comment Contributed by Richard Plunz and Michael Conard On September 10th Michael Pollan author of In Defense of Food and The Omnivore s Dilemma highlighted the work of designers at the Earth Institute s Urban Design Lab UDL in his Op Ed Contribution to the New York Times titled Big Food vs Big Insurance Since 2007 researchers at the Continue Reading Category Agriculture Food General Earth Institute Global Health Tags foodshed Michael Pollan MIT obesity united health foundation Urban Design urban design lab Search State of the Planet Categories Agriculture Food Climate Donor and Partner News Earth Sciences Earthquakes Economics Ecosystems Energy Gender Equality General Earth Institute Global Health Millennium Villages Natural Disasters Ocean Acidification Poverty Economic Development Urbanization Water Popular Stories Seawater Greenhouses Produce Tomatoes in the Desert The Science and the Lessons of Hurricane Sandy A Prescient Voice on Sandy Suddenly Everyone Is Listening This is

    Original URL path: http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/tag/obesity/ (2012-11-11)
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  • MDP Students Map Kisumu Health Facilities – State of the Planet
    pictures noted geographic coordinates and answered survey questions online ultimately producing maps and a master database of information Among their many findings the two researches were able to show that only 20 percent of the city s 83 health facilities have emergency obstetrics care This is a deficit the Municipal Health Office and City Council may well wish to address as they race to reduce elevated maternal and newborn mortality levels in time to meet the Millennium Development Goals in health by 2015 Before departing from Kisumu Paloma and Mariana were able to share their findings with the District Health Records Information Office as well as with each of the participating health facilities With MCI s upcoming Stakeholder Consultation as well as yearly development plans being drafted at this time the research will hopefully help to contribute to not only better coordinated health services but also to more strategic budget allocations among the facilities that can speed progress toward accomplishing MDGs 4 5 and 6 MCI is grateful to Mariana and Paloma and to the Masters in Development Practice program at the School of International and Public Affairs for the ability to work with two such able researchers We look forward to more such collaborations over the months and years to come Related Stories MCI s Signature S2S Program Kicks Off its Third Year with a Series of Trainings Millennium City and Millennium Village Students Stand Up for Girls on International Day of the Girl Household Survey in Kenya Lays Groundwork for Fight Against Poverty Leave a comment Follow us on Facebook or Twitter Comment Using Social Media 2 Responses to MDP Students Map Kisumu Health Facilities Jennifer says October 11 2012 at 2 29 am Congratulations to both the students I am sure their contribution will help a lot

    Original URL path: http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2012/10/08/mdp-students-map-kisumu-health-facilities/ (2012-11-11)
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  • Susan Blaustein – State of the Planet
    Cities Initiative Millennium Development Goals neonatal health Household Survey in Kenya Lays Groundwork for Fight Against Poverty by Susan Blaustein 8 15 2012 at 3 37pm A new survey conducted in three informal settlements in Kisumu Kenya examined poverty at the household level gleaning information on the quality of life experienced by individuals living in such settlements A follow up workshop gave researchers a chance to share the information with local residents and hear their thoughts on the needs of poor neighborhoods Continue Reading Category Poverty Economic Development Urbanization Tags Household survey informal settlements Millennium Cities Initiative Millennium Development Goals poverty poverty economic development slums Building Bloom Bud An Educational Garden in Kisumu Kenya by Susan Blaustein 7 3 2012 at 10 32am 1 Comment The following is a guest blog authored by Meagan HoChing a Harvard University student and volunteer with the Millennium Cities Initiative I have recently had the absolute pleasure of spending two weeks in beautiful Kisumu Kenya I am working with two other students to perfect what we would like to call Bloom and Bud which involves urban farming with 100 recyclable materials in an effort to provide food sustainability for those with minimal to no land or food security Continue Reading Category Poverty Economic Development Urbanization Tags Great Lakes University of Kisumu Harvard University Millennium Cities Initiative urban agriculture urban farming Making Sanitary Pads to Help Keep Girls in School by Susan Blaustein 5 30 2012 at 3 55pm 3 Comments MCI is lucky enough to work with two amazing Ethiopian women from the region of Tigrai in the north of the country where the Millennium City of Mekelle is located Both women have gone abroad to become talented professionals and both have resolved to transform the lives of women and young girls in their native region returning home one permanently in order to do so Continue Reading Category Gender Equality Global Health Poverty Economic Development Urbanization Tags Ethiopia Girls2Women Mekelle Millennium Cities Initiative Tigrai Architecture and Urban Design Students Present Innovative Upgrading Plans for a Millennium City by Susan Blaustein 5 29 2012 at 11 02am Graduate students in architecture and urban design recently presented their findings and design work issuing out of a collaboration between the Urban Design Lab UDL and MCI in the Millennium City of Kumasi Ghana At the city s invitation and with MCI s facilitation the UDL came to Kumasi in early February to devise solutions to revitalize the severely degraded and impoverished areas of Akrom Adukrom and Sewabah and to design a comprehensive Women s and Girls Center for the vibrant downtown commercial neighborhood of Bantama Continue Reading Category Urbanization Tags Ghana Kumasi Millennium Cities Initiative Urban Design urban design lab urban planning Regional Partnership Promotes Trade and Investment in Three Sub Saharan Cities by Susan Blaustein 5 23 2012 at 3 43pm MCI s Regional Partnership to Promote Trade and Investment in Sub Saharan Africa held its regional meeting May 7 9 in Mekelle Ethiopia where delegations

    Original URL path: http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/author/susan-blaustein/ (2012-11-11)
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  • Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs – State of the Planet
    facilities in the Millennium City of Kisumu Kenya at the request of the city government and local health officials Continue Reading Category Global Health Poverty Economic Development Urbanization Tags Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs emergency obstetrics Maternal Health Millennium Cities Initiative Millennium Development Goals neonatal health Search State of the Planet Categories Agriculture Food Climate Donor and Partner News Earth Sciences Earthquakes Economics Ecosystems Energy Gender Equality General Earth Institute Global Health Millennium Villages Natural Disasters Ocean Acidification Poverty Economic Development Urbanization Water Popular Stories Seawater Greenhouses Produce Tomatoes in the Desert The Science and the Lessons of Hurricane Sandy A Prescient Voice on Sandy Suddenly Everyone Is Listening This is a wake up call don t hit the snooze button Arctic Archipelago Ground Zero For Climate Change From Wastewater to Drinking Water Rare Earth Metals Will We Have Enough How China Is Dealing With Its Water Crisis What Happens to All That Plastic Features Features Archive Research Centers and Departments Climate Matters Donor and Partner News Masters in Development Practice Millennium Cities Initiative Water Matters Earth Institute Videos Drilling into the Jurassic in New Jersey Watch Recent Authors Brian Kateman Guest Blogger Kirsty Tinto Peter Coleman

    Original URL path: http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/tag/columbia-university-school-of-international-and-public-affairs/ (2012-11-11)
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