Featured Links of the Month: September ’08

Welcome to our new feature: Links of the Month!  Each month I’ll be highlighting some of my favorite websites, ones I think are especially interesting, helpful, and unique.  This month, I’d like to highlight the following:

>> allAfrica.com       >> Health ’08       >> ONE Vote ’08
>> HIV/AIDS (from Christian Today, The Christian Post, Purpose Driven and World Vision)
>> Global Health Facts: Global Data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and More

>> allAfrica.com
Simply put, this is an incredible site.  It’s an African news aggregator, compiling reports from numerous African media outlets and other sources from around the world.  I’ve often cited articles from newspapers from Uganda, South Africa, and so on — well, this is where I found them.  The site is searchable by country, region, and subject; I get an RSS feed from the HIV/AIDS track, which is a great way to get a different, often much more personal, perspective on HIV/AIDS in the most-affected region of the world.

>> HIV/AIDS: Presented by Christian Today, The Christian Post, Purpose Driven and World Vision
This site compiles a variety of resources for Christians and churches, including news headlines, information, and multimedia.  Featured links include: “10 Myths about HIV/AIDS,” “6 Ways Your Church Can Minister,” “Essentials for Pastors,” “How to Build a Ministry Bridge,” “The Courageous Leadership Award,” and “World Vision’s AIDS Experience.”

>> Global Health Facts: Global Data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and More
This is an extensive, super-customizable database with all kinds of up to date, easily accessible global health info.  If you need stats, this is the place to go.  This is one of the sites run by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which provides free, high quality medical news and information to journalists, among others.

>> Health ’08
This is another great site from the Kaiser Family Foundation, focused on the 2008 US presidential election.  If you want to know about the candidates’ health policies, what they’ve said about particular health issues, or pretty much anything else about John McCain and/or Barack Obama and health (global or domestic), visit Health ’08.  The site is completely non-partisan and meant to be a tool to help voters inform themselves on health issues, which by any account loom large in the coming election.  (For links to some of the specific resources available on this site, look at my 2008 Election page.)

>> ONE Vote ’08
According to this site, “ONE Vote ’08 is an unprecedented, non-partisan campaign to make global health and extreme poverty foreign policy priorities in the 2008 presidential election.”  In case you don’t believe them when they say they’re non-partisan, the group’s two national co-chairs are Sen. Tom Daschle (Democrat) and Sen. Bill Frist (Republican).  The site offers information about the presidential candidates, an interesting blog, numerous endorsements of the ONE Campaign from political and religious leaders, and resources for getting involved in advocacy and other activities.

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~ by h.e.g. on September 3, 2008.

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