We have the staff, the stuff, the space and the systems to confront this pestilence here and we should do everything we can to ensure that the people of West Africa have them there -- as quickly as possible.
The Ebola outbreak currently devastating West Africa threatens the lives of not just those infected with the virus, but all who require medical care, whether treatment for malaria or prenatal care for a healthy pregnancy.
I am just going to say it: the Ebola outbreak reaching the United States is a teachable moment. Not only is It proof that human beings are all in this life-on-earth-thing together, but it is also proof that we need to start aggressively treating health care as a human right.
Since 1000jobsHaiti essentially builds businesses in a foreign country, its aid strategy can be difficult to initially implement. However, the organization is making progress daily with patience and persistence.
President Obama has nominated Jim Yong Kim, a physician who has been a leader of efforts to extend access to health care in poor countries, to lead the World Bank. This is a huge, historic victory for justice.
"Companies increasingly understand that social responsibility is part and parcel of what makes a market leader in the 21st century, and that makes our Annual Meeting a "must attend" forum for top CEOs."
Global health pioneer and Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer, MD recently emphasized the need to bring "systems thinking" into the discussion of improving the delivery of health care world-wide.