Category: Global Health
For over 20 years, Dr. Andrew Saxon and Dr. Richard Ries have worked with patients and families affected by opioid use. In this interview, they discuss the how and why opioid dependence happens, and ways to overcome the United States’ biggest drug problem.
Naveen Jain, discussed the entrepreneurial approach to the world’s most difficult problems. Earth’s energy (traveling to the Moon for other energy sources) and Healthcare (looking inside the human microbiome) are just two of the challenges Jain is tackling.
David Owens from World Vision describes how one of Earth’s largest NGOs works to help people overcome horrendous challenges. From famine in Africa to war in Syria to natural disasters in the US, World Vision works locally to address problems.
A CURE FOR CANCER: The world-renowned Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Gary Gilliland describes a one-shot process with a 93% success rate in blood cancers … and how the Center believes this process has much potential in many other diseases.
The book “Strength in What Remains,” by Tracy Kidder, is about Deo Niyizonkiza, who describes escaping from civil war, and then escaping the streets of New York. He is trying to bring healthcare to his home country of Burundi.
Edward Zellem spent several years in Afghanistan with the US Navy. He came to understand Afghan proverbs as part of speech, and wrote about it. Now, the author gives back on the Global Impact board.
Beth MacNairn, Executive Director, Handicap International, describes this unique organization, winner of both the Nobel Peace Price and the Hilton Humanitarian Award.
Laura Peterson discusses how Hands to Hearts International helps people put research into action for the first three years of life. Close parental/adult caregiver attention yields a lifetime of benefits.
Lisa Meadowcroft, African Medical Research Foundation, tells about the healthcare workers in the last mile … and how AMREF trains thousands.