Two Fighters Fighting against Cholera in Bangladesh
Sep06

Two Fighters Fighting against Cholera in Bangladesh

Mix a little salt, sugar and water – A simple solution to the deadly cholera infection. Today we are bringing together the pioneer of this ORT (Oral Rehydration Therapy); Dr Richard Cash, and practitioner; Dr Mark Pietroni. Cholera is caused by becoming infected with a bacterium called vibrio cholera. It’s a disease that affects the bowels but unlike other diarrhoeal diseases, cholera can kill a healthy adult within hours...

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Improved Bhutanese Mental Health by Dr. Dorji
Aug08

Improved Bhutanese Mental Health by Dr. Dorji

Today I would like to introduce you to Dr. Chencho Dorji who is responsible for “Promoting Mental Health Treatment in Traditional Bhutanese Society.”  He was one of three winners of Rethinking Mental Health: Improving Community Wellbeing competition in 2009. There were 340 solutions submitted from 42 countries. The winners of this competition must be transforming the field of mental health. Dr. Dorji done this by building bridges from...

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Dr. Minal Singh: A True Changemaker for Health Education in Rural India
Aug01

Dr. Minal Singh: A True Changemaker for Health Education in Rural India

Dr. Minal Singh is an extraordinary social entrepreneur working for the Drishtee Foundation a social enterprise focused exclusively on rural India. She has worked tirelessly to develop original solutions for some of the serious health issues facing the developing world. YL volunteer Jay introduces you to Dr. Minal. Coming up with ideas is easy. It’s the next step that is the difficult part. Taking the plunge and trying to make an idea...

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Saving lives no matter what, as a Practise, is what United Hatzalah promotes
May09

Saving lives no matter what, as a Practise, is what United Hatzalah promotes

Let me present you some cool facts:  The primary role of  1500 volunteers – trained and certified as EMTs, Paramedics and MD’s – is to provide immediate lifesaving medical care within 2 -4 minutes of the onset of any emergency incident and prior to arrival of an ambulance.  Volunteers span every socioeconomic category & every sector of Israeli society: kibbutzniks and city dwellers, religious and secular, Jews and...

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Ruchama & PHR-Israel: Physicians Protecting human rights
Apr15

Ruchama & PHR-Israel: Physicians Protecting human rights

Physicians for Human Rights PHR combine alleviation of human rights abuses on-site, conducting investigations into human right violations, advocacy and recommendations for policy changes. Their commitment has just earned them the Right Livelihood Award, which often recognises visionary changemakers decades before the mainstream or Nobel comittee takes notice. It is worth learning more about their work, so crucial for people under...

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Ahmed Shale: Recognition Well Deserved in health care
Mar11

Ahmed Shale: Recognition Well Deserved in health care

I always find it inspirational to hear of the incredible work being done by individuals all around the globe. However, there is sometimes that quiet voice that can’t help but question the motives behind affirmative action? I find myself asking, why do people need recognition for the good that they do? Isn’t doing something good a reward in itself? How can you do good things without wanting recognition? Is it wrong to want...

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