Propelling Empowerment in Barangay Communities

The Philippines has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In contrast, the Philippines also faces considerable challenges due to social and environmental issues. Education and health are persistent problems. 1 out of 4 Filipinos live in poverty, and 1 in 3 children are developmentally stunted due to malnutrition. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and floods frequently devastate the nation. Additionally, pollution and plastic waste are ongoing problems experienced throughout the country. Project Propel has been working in the Philippines ...

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South Sudan: One People, One Country

John Dau Foundation
South Sudan will become a more resilient place once you educate the younger generation so that they can overcome the tribal thinking. Help them overcome the urge to first help their own relatives. It’s good to help your relatives, but also help those who are not related to you. If you bring education and educate these young generations–they will think positively, they will think critically, they will think globally.

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The Impact of Private Funding and Research on Lupus

"In the lupus community, we’re all driven by the same goal - improving the lives of people with lupus - but there are silos. The culture of research and collaboration around drug development and working with industry doesn’t yet fully exist."

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Combating Tropical Diseases and Poverty in Nicaragua

"Tropical diseases and conditions in the area are especially dire for the local people given the level of poverty in the area. Nicaragua is the second most impoverished area in the western hemisphere, and according to the World Health Organization, only 6.3% of Nicaraguans have health insurance."

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Spotlight on Public Health

"One important aspect of public health is the preparedness for emergency outbreaks of disease, which can happen anywhere at any time. Certainly, the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is a devastating reminder. An often overlooked, but globally important set of communicable diseases are Neglected Tropical Diseases. By 2030, the SDG goal is to end the those epidemics, which saw one billion people or one-sixth of the world's population, seeking treatment in 2015."

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Focus on the Relationship Between Health and Development

"The thread in my career has always been the patient: finding the most meaningful ways to help the patient. The medical school I attended focused on public health. The goal wasn’t to train doctors to diagnose rare syndromes; it was to address the issues of the country and diseases that were common in the population."

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Ambassador Toktogulov on Helping Hospitals Heal Children

"As ambassador, the biggest priority is certainly to develop good, friendly relations and work to strengthen cooperation between our governments—the governments of the U.S. and the Kyrgyz Republic. That’s one part, but I thought that there’s more that I should do and I can do. I thought that one of the ways to strengthen relations between our countries would be to have a project in the humanitarian sector"

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Delivering Education and Health to Alpaca Communities

"Perú was very different 8 years ago than it is now, so Quechua Benefit has grown. We started with a refuge for children begun by people from the U.S. Now we are an institution that works with municipalities and regional governments in educational issues and health campaigns. I think Quechua Benefit is growing and is consolidating as a major organization of support to the Peruvian families of the highlands."

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A LIFE OF SERVICE AS A GLOBAL HEALTH CONSULTANT

"The key in all these projects is organization and vision. Many times we have an objective, but that's all. We don't have organization, we don't have vision. If you give people some resources, and you also organize, and give them space to be organized internally, then the objective can be reached with organization and vision."

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LISTENING IS THE REAL MEDICINE: SCALING GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVES

"Sometimes healing is medication. Sometimes it’s money to get someone back on their feet. Sometimes it’s vocational training. Sometimes it’s making sure that your children are back in school."

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