Mark Leon Goldberg is a writer, blogger and consultant to several prominent national and international non-profit organizations. He is the editor of the United Nations and global affairs blog UN Dispatch and editor of the global health and international development website PSI Healthy Lives. In 2011, he co-founded the DAWNS Digest. Mark is a correspondent with The American Prospect and hosts a regular program on BloggingHeads.tv.
From 2004-2006 Mark was a writing fellow at The American Prospect where he wrote numerous articles on foreign policy. Prior to joining the Prospect, Mark was a research assistant at the New America Foundation. Mark is a senior fellow with Humanity in Action and a proud former Dan Dutko Memorial Foundation Public Policy Fellow.
Mark's work has been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, The American Prospect, Foreign Policy, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The New Republic, PSI IMPACT, USAID Frontlines, and The Daily Beast. He has appeared as an an on-air guest on CNBC, Al Jazeera English and National Public Radio.
He has a Master of Arts in Security Studies from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and his books.
Anowara Upazilla, Bangladesh - This Saturday is International Health Day, a good time to focus on tuberculosis (TB), the world's second largest global killer after HIV/AIDS. In 2010, 8.8 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.4 million died from the disease. Tuberculosis is a global disease, but rates of infection and death are much higher in poor, crowded countries. South Asian nations report some of the highest rates of TB in the world. Last year, I had the opportunity to see how the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria—which works closely with the United Nations and other international donors—was supporting TB programs in Bangladesh.
MONROVIA--Malariais by far the biggest killer in Liberia. The entire country-from the capital's city center tothe border regions-is considered endemic in the parasitic disease. Preventionand treatment of malaria are understandably among the country's most pressingpublic health challenges.