The following is an interview with Jonathan Smith, writer and director of a documentary-in-progress entitled “They Go to Die,” highlighting the brutal toll of the dual HIV/TB epidemics among South Africa’s mine workers. Science Speaks sat down with Smith to discuss the film, what the epidemics look like on the ground in southern Africa, and what he is doing to raise the money needed to complete his documentary.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), co-chair of the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee, has called on organizations to submit letters in support of the International Affairs budget. Murray, a strong advocate for global health spending and foreign assistance generally, hopes to utilize the organizational letters to show her colleagues the broad support for U.S. humanitarian investments abroad. […]