Recent Articles by Mercedes White
Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 12:00 am MDT
For years microfinance, the practice of making small loans to the poor, has been lauded as a promising solution for eradicating poverty in the developing world. The idea is that a small loan could enable some p...
Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:00 am MDT
The Academic Pediatric Association and American Academy of Pediatrics considers poverty to be the biggest risk facing American children, according to a Washington Post report. These doctors, however, say lack o...
Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 4:22 pm MDT
H&M leads efforts to improve factory safety in Bangladesh after a factory garment collapse killed 1,100 people two weeks ago.
Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 2:17 pm MDT
A provision of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act would give some immigrants facing deportation access to free legal representation, perhaps opening the door to all immi...
Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:28 am MDT
By attaching an $8 lens to his iPhone with a piece of double-sided tape, Canadian doctors produced a field microscope that can be used to diagnose intestinal worms in low resource settings.
Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:27 am MDT
A new report published in the American Economic Policy Journal sparked debate about the extent to which the interests of the poor are represented in American government.
Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:43 pm MDT
New report suggests that prison population increases are related to decreases in mental health services.
Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:31 pm MDT
Days after a senior Air Force official responsible for sexual assault prevention programs is accused of sexual battery, the Pentagon releases a report indicating that the number of sexual assaults in the milita...
Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:06 pm MDT
State of motherhood around the world according to new report from Save the Children. Report also examines infant mortality rates around the world.
Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 11:14 am MDT
Every year, 57 million women worldwide give birth without the help of trained health workers, circumstances in which risk of infection is extremely high and many mothers and babies die. A number of organization...