Amy Costello

Amy Costello appears in the following:

Why Bringing A Glass Of Mosquitoes To The World Bank Is A Good Idea

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Dennis Whittle wants to change the way people come up with ideas for aid projects. His latest venture was inspired by feedback loops for cellphones.


What Makes A Do-Gooder Do Good? And How Come We Sometimes Resent Them?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

In her new book Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar looks at the motives and methods of people who help others — and the reaction of the less altruistic crowd.


You Can Stop Gun Violence The Same Way You Stop AIDS Or TB

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Epidemiologist Gary Slutkin has taken the lessons he's learned fighting TB and HIV/AIDS and applied them to stop the spread of gun violence. Because like those diseases, violence is contagious.


Ugandan To Aid Groups: Don't Tell Us What We Need — Ask Us!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Teddy Ruge believes that Western governments don't know what's best for African countries. "Just because you're doing something for the poor," he says, "doesn't mean you're doing it right."


It Turns Out We Really Didn't Know What People Are Dying From

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Christopher Murray, a medical doctor and economist, is changing that. A new book looks at his efforts — and why advocacy groups initially were upset by his findings.


Good Intentions in Haiti

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Radio producer Amy Costello talks about her latest radio documentary on medical volunteers in Haiti, and her investigative series, Tiny Spark that explores the "business of doing good."

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