A new global health plan is being rolled out by the World Health Organization, along with a health initiative called Resolve to Save Lives. The goal is to prevent half a million people a year from dying of heart disease. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.
Leaders of development agencies say the fight against poverty needs a more aggressive focus on the health and education of the young and vulnerable. NGO and development officials spoke at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles recently, where World Bank President Jim Yong Kim warned social unrest will spread without a business-like approach to philanthropy. Mike O'Sullivan has more from Los Angeles.