Sarina Virk, Author at State of the Planet

Sarina Virk is an intern for the Center for Global Health and Economic Development at The Earth Institute, and a Master of International Affairs degree candidate at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Previously, Sarina served as the RAISE Hope for Congo campaign assistant at Center for American Progress’ Enough Project where she helped build, from the ground-up, the organization’s first grassroots campaign. She holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of California, Irvine.

Recent Posts

CGHED’s Patricia Mechael featured on PBS NewsHour

With the surge of cell phone technology in developing countries and the increased use of mobile phones for banking, the global health field is finding new ways to capitalize on these converging sectors to benefit the health of the poor. PBS NewsHour released a piece last week highlighting the opportunity and describing how mobile baking… read more

by |March 3, 2011

EI Exhibits Wares at mHealth Summit in Washington

From November 8-10, more than 2000 attendees will come together at the 2010 mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C. to explore the many ways in which mobile technology is being leveraged to improve the health and well-being of millions of people through the world. Over 175 experts and leaders are scheduled to speak, with special Keynote… read more

by |November 7, 2010

Collaborating with Students from the Bloomberg School of Public Health

Last week, the Earth Institute hosted a group of thirty-five students from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to discuss topics ranging from reproductive health concerns in Chad to the use of mobile technology for health services in the Millennium Villages Project. Led by experts from the Earth Institute’s Center for Global Health and… read more

by |October 29, 2010