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Malaria: Twice as many deaths

February 8, 2012


New research from the University of Washington has found that worldwide malaria deaths may be twice as high as previously estimated. The study, published in The Lancet last week, reported that malaria was the underlying cause of death for 1.24 million people in 2010. [1] This is in contrast to the World Health Organization’s estimate […]

Guest Post: Sustainable energy for all

December 15, 2011


This is the first of what we hope will be many “guest posts” – believe it or not, Monique actually approached us! (we felt very flattered!). Monique is currently traveling across Asia-Pacific with Good Return to enable impoverished rural and urban families gain access to affordable, sustainable energy. You can follow Monique: on her blog […]

The F-Bomb

December 15, 2011


So – just to let you all know, most of the hits that our blog gets are from random people googling “condom” and thanks to Alicia’s blog on Condom Couture, we are assured at least 4 hits per day! Because we are interested in “hits” – we thought we would continue with the racy headlines! […]

Side Boob to Save the World

December 13, 2011


Earlier this week, the biennial UNICEF Ball brought together prominent philanthropists, celebrities and community leaders to honour those who have made significant contributions to ‘saving and improving the lives of children worldwide’.  The first headline I read about this event was “Diane Kruger Flashes Some Side Boob at UNICEF Ball”.  Admittedly, I read this on […]

Naff? No thanks!

December 2, 2011


I went shopping for a Secret Santa gift yesterday and all I could find was naff, naff and more naff!  ‘Naff’, for those of you who don’t know, refers to something that is rubbish and pointless, like the gifts you would find here.  Yes, of course I need a belly button brush… This Christmas, Say […]