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Reza Nabavian

Entries by Reza Nabavian

Health Care Reform in the United States

(2) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 12:08 PM

The discourse on the responsibility for health care delivery centers on this question: is access to health care an individual "right" or is it a "privilege"? What is not clarified in this question is from whose perspective is it being asked! In typical fashion, the pundits divide along the liberal...

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Haiti, Road Map to the Next Anniversary

(2) Comments | Posted January 20, 2011 | 11:18 AM

I have been intimately involved with the relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake. Our organization, Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), has been supporting medical and general relief operations at St. Damien Hospital in Port-au-Prince. Recently we opened the seventh grade of the first...

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Zen and the Art of Building Schools in Haiti

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2010 | 1:20 PM

"We were born for cooperation, like feet, like hands, like eyelids, like the rows of upper and lower teeth." Marcus Aurelius 121-180 C.E.

OK folks, by now we must acknowledge that the relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti have missed the mark. The metrics of food, water and shelter have...

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A Hopeful Note on Haiti

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 7:04 PM

Haiti remains in critical condition despite all the good work by all the good people over the past six months. Over 1 million people remain displaced as they live in makeshift camps. Very little rubble form the earthquake damage has actually been cleared. Billions of dollars have been raised, but...

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