Why are children in Africa so under-prepared for life?

The latest numbers from the World Health Organization (WHO) reveal that children in sub-Saharan Africa have only a 50% chance of reaching school age.This is a dramatic departure from the world average of over 90%.In fact, the WHO's latest estimates for the global number of children attending primary school are 1.3 billion.The figures come as the continent continues to struggle with a global...

‘I had no idea’ about the development of the Ebola virus

NEW YORK -- The first time I ever saw the virus, I was in Liberia.It was in early October, and I was driving to a hotel to meet with friends.The room was full of the virus.A man with an infectious disease worker's face, and a pair of boots that were soaked with blood.My friend had a baby on the bed next to me.There were so many people, but there was a sense of quiet.Then I looked at him and said,...

What is a human development agenda?

In order to develop nations' capacities to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, the development of nations' capacity to address the needs of the developing world will require more than simply "more money for more infrastructure".In order for the world to become a sustainable development powerhouse, it will need to become an engine for economic growth and economic development.This is what...

When will the next Apple app launch?

The future of the app developer landscape is at stake.As we enter the next decade of technology, we're witnessing a huge transformation in the world of software development.As this trend continues, the next big step in app development is almost upon us.And while the iPhone is currently the platform for most apps, it doesn't have a monopoly on the app market.Many companies are pushing new software...