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Zika — spray alone won’t save the day

Rain Barrel is helping clients and partners with the international Zika response.  Stay tuned.Meanwhile, here’s an article that is an important reality check, with a little historical context. It shows that vector control through spraying is important but, in this day and age, insufficient and unsustainable.Until a vaccine is ready, communication — social mobilization, community […]

Let’s select the next UN Secretary-General: Puzzling over “One for seven billion”

We at Rain Barrel are encouraged by the growing demand for a transparent process around the selection of  the new Secretary-General, who will replace Ban Ki-moon next January. We were excited by initiatives that are attempting to give global citizens a say in the selection.Who would you nominate? What questions would you ask the candidates?We […]