The following is an unpublished Op-Ed article written by Sarah Ryan, as part of a Global Gateway: Georgetown project to raise awareness and develop outreach strategies for global issues.
Tea. One of the simplest drinks to make. All you need is a tea bag, hot water and some sugar. It takes a lot more effort to make the tea however, than to enjoy it. An effort which for some people means life or death.
Journalist Antigone Barton participated at the "Mobilizing and Engaging Communities for Global Health" conference at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Barton joined other experts to discuss policy initiatives such as PEPFAR, the relationship between education and health and the media's role in raising awareness of global epidemics.
The Institute involves a ten-day residency at the BAVC facility in San Francisco, where eight teams of non-commercial media producers will learn how to create film, video and audio content through a variety of formats, including video game and cell phone applications.