The elimination of global hunger – Is there hope?

World Food Day, which took place on the 16th October, was a day to reflect on global hunger and undernourishment  and the challenges posed by food insecurity on economies worldwide. . Building upon the World Food Summit pledge in 1996, world leaders at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000 vowed to half the proportion of people […]

Heartfile’s 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment

At the end of September, our President and Founder Dr Sania Nishtar spent an inspiring few days at the eighth annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in New York. It was a meeting of minds where over 1,000 global leaders, CEOs, scientists, philanthropists, innovators, NGOs and journalists convened to forge solutions to the world’s most pressing […]

Global Traction Towards Universal Health Coverage

Global traction towards Universal Health Coverage has resonated since the release of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Report 2010, where the Director General of the WHO, Margaret Chan stated that “Universal Health Coverage is the single most powerful concept that public health has to offer.” This year, the world’s premier health journal, the Lancet launched its special series on […]