Vicky Markham, Founding Director, Center for Environment and Population (CEP), has over 25 years’ experience in the field of population/women/reproductive health and environment/sustainable development science, policy, advocacy and public outreach. She has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences with honors from Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (1983) where she was a Geraldine R. Dodge Fellow, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Humanities with honors from the University of Maryland (1976).
April 17, 2013 / Vicky Markham
My recent travels have taken me from Texas to Turkey, from Ghana to India and Manhattan, real and virtual, with one thing in common - women evoking the need for empowerment as a human right.
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October 19, 2012 / Vicky Markham
The new family planning development movement must have locally-based developing nation women farmers, homemakers, water and wood collectors, tree planters and village organizers at our helm - them driving us, us listening to them.
October 18, 2012 / Vicky Markham
This Fall is proving to be a watershed moment for women’s development issues, especially on reproductive health and sustainable development.
June 21, 2012 / Vicky Markham
The Rio+20 conference is now entering its last days, final negotiations have begun, and tensions are rising as the challenge to our issues is acute.
June 20, 2012 / Vicky Markham
This morning I ventured the opposite direction from Rio Centro where the UN Rio+20 negotiations are taking place, and traveled with colleagues to the Cachoeirinha (I was told it means “waterfall”) Favela in Rio de Janeiro.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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