Michelle Cooprider

Get COVID Ready

Covid-19 is moving from a pandemic to an endemic disease. The virus will be with us for a long time to come, maybe forever. Dr. David Nabarro, special envoy of the World Health Organization, says we need to prepare for this with strong leadership – both local and global. Global GoalsCast attends Dr. Nabarro’s latest…

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Equity Saves Lives

The world’s fight against Covid-19 is at a crossroads. Four out of five doses of vaccine have gone to a few rich countries. “What are we all working for?’ Asks Dr. David Nabarro, a special envoy of the World Health Organization. “Are we working for a small number of groups of people in well endowed…

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The Pandemic Surges

Global GoalsCast is invited to an exclusive briefing on Covid-19 for global health leaders. The Covid-19 situation is more sobering today than at any time in the pandemic, Dr. David Nabarro, special envoy of the World Health Organization, informs the group. India is the challenge now, he reports. But where will the problem be tomorrow?…

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The New Vaccine Divide

The fight to curb Covid-19 has created a new divide between those who have had the vaccine and those who have not. The United States, The United Kingdom and other well off countries are on their way to immunizing their entire adult population. Yet dozens of less wealthy countries have yet to receive their first…

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The Dangerous Impact COVID-19 Is Having On Human Rights

By Amanda Friedland Everyone is affected by Covid-19 in some form.  While many of our lives have been inconvenienced through limitations on gatherings and dining, there are millions of people facing a human rights crisis amid this ongoing pandemic. “Across the globe, illiberal or authoritarian regimes are using the pandemic as a pretext to crack…

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The Crisis of the Global Goals Part II: Actions we need now!

Putting the world back on track after the pandemic will require a level of cooperation and partnership unlike anything we have seen. That is the conclusion of experts convened by Global GoalsCast to assess the crisis of the Sustainable Development Goals and the road forward.   The world before the pandemic proved dangerously vulnerable because of…

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The Crisis of the Global Goals Part I: Can compassion at scale put the SDGs back on track?

The pandemic has set the world back in so many ways. In this special, two-part episode, Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman look at the damage inflicted on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The world had been making real progress toward the goals, which include eradicating poverty, educating everyone, providing health care for all…

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Is Artificial Soil the Next Green Revolution in Farming?

By Amanda Friedland Food security is one of the largest issues faced by many nations. That is why it is a central part of Sustainable Development Goal 2, Zero Hunger. Huge strides have been made through improved crops and farming techniques. Now, researchers in the Arabian Gulf are working toward another breakthrough that could have…

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Our Post-Lockdown To Do List

Returning to work and curbing coronavirus are not competing ideas. That is a false choice. We can have jobs and health by building back in new ways that improve workplaces, education and medical care while deterring the infection.  Co-hosts Edie Lush and Claudia Romo Edelman seek out provocative ideas for immediate change. They are joined…

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How do we come back from this?

Not since World War II has so much of the world been so shattered by a single global event. How do we recover?  We look at recovery from multiple perspectives. An Israeli peace-maker turned comic shares her frightening tale of Covid-19 diagnoses and survival. She was quarantined in a Jerusalem hotel with Arabs and Jews, an education…

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