State of the Planet

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Uganda

  • New Program Designed to Keep Kids in School in Uganda

    New Program Designed to Keep Kids in School in Uganda

    Though many more children throughout the world are attending primary school since the Millennium Development Goals were adopted 15 years ago, in order to sustain the success, increasing matriculation and improving attendance in secondary schools are essential.

  • Helping Young Women Become Leaders in Uganda

    Helping Young Women Become Leaders in Uganda

    The HIV program at the Earth Institute is helping girls and young women in the Millennium Village of Ruhiira through education, mentorship, health care and business enterprise.

  • Earth Institute Receives $1 Million From MacArthur Foundation for Sexual and Reproductive Health Initiative

    Earth Institute Receives $1 Million From MacArthur Foundation for Sexual and Reproductive Health Initiative

    NEW YORK, September 1 – The Earth Institute, Columbia University is pleased to announce a $1 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to help improve the health of mothers and children in poor, rural communities within the Millennium Villages project (MVP). These funds will support activities to increase access to…

  • In the Fight Against Poverty, Higher Priority Needed for Environmental Sustainability

    In the Fight Against Poverty, Higher Priority Needed for Environmental Sustainability

    By Cheryl Palm As the state of the environment directly affects human health and economic wellbeing, the attainment of Millennium Development Goal 7: Ensuring environmental sustainability is critical to the success of all the MDGs.

  • The Pearl of Africa

    My cell phone rang in the middle of the night. “Are you in Kampala?” On the other line was my husband informing me that two bombs went off in Uganda’s capital city just several hours before, killing scores of people gathered at public spots to watch the final game of the World Cup. I was…

Banner featuring a collage of extreme heat images.

Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • New Program Designed to Keep Kids in School in Uganda

    New Program Designed to Keep Kids in School in Uganda

    Though many more children throughout the world are attending primary school since the Millennium Development Goals were adopted 15 years ago, in order to sustain the success, increasing matriculation and improving attendance in secondary schools are essential.

  • Helping Young Women Become Leaders in Uganda

    Helping Young Women Become Leaders in Uganda

    The HIV program at the Earth Institute is helping girls and young women in the Millennium Village of Ruhiira through education, mentorship, health care and business enterprise.

  • Earth Institute Receives $1 Million From MacArthur Foundation for Sexual and Reproductive Health Initiative

    Earth Institute Receives $1 Million From MacArthur Foundation for Sexual and Reproductive Health Initiative

    NEW YORK, September 1 – The Earth Institute, Columbia University is pleased to announce a $1 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to help improve the health of mothers and children in poor, rural communities within the Millennium Villages project (MVP). These funds will support activities to increase access to…

  • In the Fight Against Poverty, Higher Priority Needed for Environmental Sustainability

    In the Fight Against Poverty, Higher Priority Needed for Environmental Sustainability

    By Cheryl Palm As the state of the environment directly affects human health and economic wellbeing, the attainment of Millennium Development Goal 7: Ensuring environmental sustainability is critical to the success of all the MDGs.

  • The Pearl of Africa

    My cell phone rang in the middle of the night. “Are you in Kampala?” On the other line was my husband informing me that two bombs went off in Uganda’s capital city just several hours before, killing scores of people gathered at public spots to watch the final game of the World Cup. I was…