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.Without Paul Farmer there would be no PIH (and no hope that poor's or your medical world will ever get less expensive?


Millennials POP: PIH culture is designed round Franciscan values  (celebrations Dc September, Peru October) without first follower Jim Kim PIH wouldnt be one of sustainability millennials 2 most famous medical networks along side medecins sans frontieres -PIH map of global social more 


----------------- : Where 2030now could see 4000 times more health than 1946? - associate special correspondent 


two sustainability world teaching hospitals -mirebalais haiti, coming soon Rwanda (pih is jewel in crown of kagame's national strategy)

world record jobs questions as at may 2015

asia millennials how can asia pacific link in its pih millennials -map needs japan, korea, china to start

africa millennials :will legacy of ebola be enough african nation leaders wanting to partner pih rwanda (more headlines economistafrica)

    • Editors at The Economist discuss entrepreneurial revolution and why Norman Macrae supported Bangladeshi Microfinance ...

probabilities- jim kim has capability post 2018 to keep asia on track

-africa wont get on track unless open education revolution works on this agenda


what EconomistAmerica knew in 1984

weatern millennials cannot sustain

4000 times more spend on global commns (2030

versus 1946) unless basic universal health becomes 10 times more

economical for youth and parents of youth


the way open education is designed will determine

worldwide sustainability of millennials

what's knowable in 2015

online library of norman macrae--

Longer farmer videos 57.30   farmer starts here from minute 29 gies back to why he adopted liberation theology and haiti and trying to understand violence *and farm slavery) in central america in early 1980s

shorter pop 3.19

xMIREBALAIS : New hospital in Haiti proves that aid done right can change lives

Jim Kim alumni networks include: specific to farmer and Partners in Health up to 2012; selected tour of world bank panelists with jim kim; tedx alumni with jim kim; larger compass of world bank live eventsand webinars -coming soon more details on world bank open learning campus


Philosophy of Farmer and Francis   


I suggest that if any economist from adam smith to keynes came back to earth and looked at what conventional macroeconomists have spun since world war 2 and tv era , they would not recognise  what was going on in the name of economics. If there was an oxford union debate on this house believes macroeconomists 1948-2008 became experts in designing the most costly systems on earth, how would you vote?

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The UN has called 2015 sustainability goal transformation year-most transformational in its existence- so what about for health millennials or other millennials...


The UN has called 2015 sustainability goal transformation year-most transformational in its existence- so what about for health millennials or other millennials

Without Paul Farmer there would be no PIH (and no hope that poor's or your medical world will ever get less expensive? Millennials POP: PIH culture is designed round Franciscan values revitalised since 1960s by peoples of Peru, Colombia and Argentina-


so currently Pope Francis (3 days in september where POP rocks USA, 3 days in October Peru host of world banks commencement of 2015-2016)...Without Farmer and Kim there would be no demonstration that muslim and catholic peoples (and 28 more faiths in humanity) the world over grow when communities love public health servants) -Budapest June 2013 saw world first - commencement of 1000 students celebrated by keynotes from both Sir Fazle Abed of BRAC and Paul Farmer as George Soros helped by Gorbachev celebrated 20th Open Society Awards and first elders briefing of what youth economics curricula are emerging at INETeconomics

but without first follower Jim Kim PIH wouldnt be the invitation for very millennial professional network- if medical millennials can, you can

one of sustainability millennials 2 most famous medical networks along side medecins sans frontieres -more here PIH map

coming soon- can you help millenilas map open tech labs that could dovetial with pih networks

1 mit and pih

2 ushahidi  (africa;s ihub network) and .

emerging notes:

note blum centers across uni of cal system have in partnership with  made global poverty most popular undergraduate minor -blum's email address is also on attached if we can figure out who might best try and contact im

typical content: Although we in the international community talk about high and

low/middle-income countries, the WAVE study suggests

that, for young people growing up in poverty, residency in a

high-income country may matter far less than the immediate

social contexts within which they develop and grow. The present

study suggests a number of commonalities across impoverished

neighborhoods whether they are in high- or low-income countries.

We see that across sites, behaviors that predispose to NCDs (Non Communicable Diseases)

are increased among youth living in low-income distressed

communities. We see that the issues and risks faced by young

men and women in these communities differ significantly by

gender, and we are reminded that efforts that address solely the

behavioral precursors of NCDs and not the social contexts that

are their breeding grounds are unlikely to have great impact.


Regarding communicable diseases I suggest we defer to this study of paul farmers:

Extracted from 2000 conference on HIV

Farmer had studied 200 women in rural Haiti- half with HIV

Almost none had been exposed to experts-cited risks like intravenuous drug use -which noone could have afforded anyway.On average both groups had sexual relations with 2 men not concurrently. Between the two groups only 2 differences stood out

Unlike the uninfected, many of those  with HIV had worked as servants in Port-Au-Prince. Domestic service hadnt given them HIV but it did describe their economic desperation- working for Haiti's elite was rarely pleasant or remunerative. Uniformly the infected women in their desperation named what appeared to be the real risk of contracting aids, co-habiting with drivers or soldiers. Why these groups of men? because they were the main ones to have steady jobs in an economy were the official unemployment rate of 70% is probably an under-estimate. Truck drivers were mobile and could keep women in many ports. Soldiers back in those days of military rule had wielded special power over every Haitian.

Therefore in Haiti poverty and inequality is the main problem compounding HIV. As one of the women in the sample said- You want to stop HIV in women- give them jobs

TIPPING POINTS FIRST QUARTER 2015 - WHO's global health system is it anyway?
Too many of universities global health programs verge on neocolonialism, recreating the dynamics that have historically exploited low-income countries and undermined their capacity to build health systems that provide care for all people. Deputy Chief Medical Officer La Mirabelais Haiti
I think this recent article (below) from the web of paul farmer (and so until recently jim kim) is very exciting - it asks for a new collaboration process between universities offering global health programs and cites rwanda with haiti as key connectors. ( I realise that the 5 billion person elearning satellite yazmi strategy may not involve undergraduate level resources but want to include in our discussions the experience from our friend taddy blecher who started free entrepreneur university in 1999 with partners like google and branson) has in the last 6 months been asked to serve missing curriculum all way back to 3rd grade to 14 million children with goal of creating 1 million jobs by 2020 (just in -
and of course right now its health community service apprentice curricula (ideally targeting adolesecents up) which are make or break for many economies of nations in africa - which while jim kim heads the world bank dc is prime social mover of. Moreover Harvards Michael Porter also criss-crosses both Kim and Blecher's experiences of value chain transformation
Sir Fazle Abed/ George Soros are also very motivated by this curriculum

Dr. Michelle Morse: A New Mindset for Global Health Training

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This November, Haiti’s first ever emergency medicine residents began training at University Hospital, a 300-bed teaching facility born out of the destruction of the 2010 earthquake.
They joined dozens of other residents who are advancing their skills in family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and nurse anesthesia. In the years and decades to come, the residency program at the hospital, located in the country’s rural central plateau, will allow a consistent stream of young doctors to work shoulder-to-shoulder with experienced Haitian and U.S. doctors, gaining expertise that is sorely needed.
When we consider how to expand access to high-quality medical care, not only in Haiti but around the world, we must also consider access to high-quality education and how to best draw upon the resources of academic institutions in the United States, where a growing number of students are seeking out opportunities to study global health.
This is a relatively recent phenomenon in academia. Consider that the number of global health programs at universities ballooned from just a handful in 1999 to more than 200 today. In fact, global health initiatives on U.S. campuses have roughly tripled every five years since 2000, according to a recent study from the Center for Strategic and International Studies. As a result, colleges, universities and teaching hospitals are developing global health majors and minors for undergraduates, building institutes for interdisciplinary research and teaching, and establishing overseas rotations for medical students and residents.
But too many of these programs verge on neocolonialism, recreating the dynamics that have historically exploited low-income countries and undermined their capacity to build health systems that provide care for all people.
As a doctor working in Haiti, I’ve talked with several U.S. universities interested in partnerships that offer trainees safe field experiences, or opportunities to provide direct service. Their focus on student experiences results in medical “mission-style” trips, where trainees with inadequate skills visit a developing country for a few weeks and usurp resources such as transportation and human resources for supervision. While these service trips may help students broaden their horizons, they do little to strengthen health systems that provide reliable, high-quality care to patients in need.
Instead of advancing research agendas and creating opportunities for U.S. medical students, universities should contribute to bilateral faculty-led initiatives to strengthen the health system through medical education, improve hospital operations, and work with local clinicians on relevant research questions.
Surgeons-to-be must not be allowed to exploit the surplus of patients in poor countries to fulfill their training quotas.
One of the chief barriers to accessing high-quality care in poor countries is a lack of trained health professionals, a gap U.S. universities can help fill by supporting training programs. Universities are uniquely positioned to leverage the energy and idealism of talented, motivated trainees as a piece of the puzzle in developing structured global health programs. With the right intentions, they can build partnerships led by U.S. faculty that are designed to strengthen medical education and health systems in poor countries that desperately need partners with their expertise.
One such example is the Human Resources for Health program recently launched by the Rwandan Ministry of Health. This program leverages the expertise of U.S.-based academics to build, over the next eight years, the cadre of health professionals Rwanda needs to serve its population. Meanwhile, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital has long collaborated with the nonprofit Partners In Health in Haiti to support and collaborate with local health professionals. We call this approach “accompaniment” to convey long-term, open-ended support that follows the lead of local communities who can best determine where foreign partners and their expertise can add value.
University Hospital is now a training ground offering several residency programs and continuing education opportunities for rotating health professionals to raise the standard of care across Haiti. Building such infrastructure — and leveraging it for teaching and training — wouldn’t have been possible without the support of key partners, including Harvard Medical School and the Haitian government.
Before focusing on their own institutional needs, U.S. academic institutions that wish to offer global health education to their students have a responsibility to focus on building equitable partnerships in developing countries that advance the right to health. Poor countries cannot continue to serve as training grounds for students from rich countries without having the opportunity to strengthen their own health systems. Surgeons-to-be must not be allowed to exploit the surplus of patients in poor countries to fulfill their training quotas. This is what’s at risk when universities create global health programs to meet the needs of their trainees rather than the needs of their partners on the ground.
We stand at a juncture for global health. We can shape the field to do more than repeat the medical missions of colonial days. The good intentions of young people who want to build a more equitable world are a driving force behind the proliferation of global health programs. But to fulfill the promise of global health and truly expand access to modern medicine for all people, U.S. academic institutions and their faculty must provide greater leadership to ensure responsible global health engagement.
Dr. Michelle Morse is deputy chief medical officer for Haiti at Partners In Health. She supports clinical services and medical education systems strengthening at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti.
 I am so hoping that the kim/farmer 60 minutes audio q&a will be digitally open published soon- with Time featuring ebola fighters as heroes of the year, why would this not be the most important 60 minutes any african teacher or student caring about the future could listen to (of course if anyone thinks there's some other 60 minutes I would love to know what!)
apparently Farmer is in rwanda kigala for a few weeks- did Noah discuss los angeles meetings connection 21st December with naila
its interesting to know has several devices for receiving life changing info across its continent wide common frequency ; naively I would still dream of putting one of your devices on desk of any friendly african leader and with at least some ebola (or community health training) content on it so he/she could play the game of what else can we find and put up on this that our community heroes need
and so i do think time is well spent brainstorming
is health- specifically training of community health workers make or break for africa, and therefore for world bank in africa and yazmi in africa
which african leadership teams agree with the approaches of paul farmer and jim kim (while jim kim cant now promote pih too much its really only farmer and kim who have ever decided what pih does, though they can muster most of boston medical and open technology youth behind them, and interestingly wherever blum centres design global poverty curricula on west coast and up/down americas including haiti and peru the 2 main development labs of farmer and kim)
we know rwanda's and senegal leadersip agree
we know certainly liberia's leadership and I assume the other 2 ebola afflicted countries
I am hopeful kenya's leadership team do, and would expect that the toure family would  convince eg mali's leadership
-that's the sort of african relationship needed
then there's how to earn paul farmer's trust
-and there's who (in addition to george soros) amkes their own choice to sponsor farmer and kim type projects
-well eg naila and I know some ways to search through this but I dont know if we know all of your ways after all we need african diaspora and locally joining in
-how does other people see this? it was clear from the 60 minutes that kim will go as far as he is allowed to make community health training his signature movement from the world bank- do we think yazmi is a key tool in that or not; if yes how do we demo that?
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ps the person at the world bank who organises with kim's secretariat what themes  their coursera content offers 24/7 is on holiday to 5 january but told naila to meet her as soon after that as possible; she also stages the tedx including relationship with dbanj apples african ambassador and debonos main african pop star messenger

Millennials YP network is amazing- my first encounter with this boston originated group was in NY, the day before a un collaboration briefing

5 hours was spent with luminary speakers future of health like:

Addressing access to affordable medicines

Peter Maybarduk, Global Access to Medicines Program Director at Public Citizen, outlined the consequences of free trade agreements (FTAs), which often give big business free rein to sue governments for regulatory efforts to amend medication patent laws or pass stricter laws to control access to substances like tobacco.  One such agreement going through current negotiations is the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (the TPP), which- if passed- would strengthen companies’ abilities to have monopolies.  Specifically, pharmaceutical companies would own exclusive patents to essential drugs for diseases such as cancer and diabetes, and thus able to charge any price they wish for these drugs, which are already financially out of reach for many in low- and middle- income countries.  Within the parameters of the TPP, biosimilar competition- or the manufacture of cheaper versions of expensive drugs- would be blocked, giving pharmaceutical companies unfettered power over drug prices in the absence of competition.  “It’s certainly quite obvious that in this battle money and politics are an obstacle,” stressed Maybarduk, who noted that the majority of these agreements are conducted in secrecy and not shown to public until they have already been finalized.

James Love, Director of Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), a veteran of the AIDS access to medicines movement in the 1990s and a current activist for access to cancer medicines, expanded on Maybarduk’s sentiments.  Of pharmaceutical makers and the rising cost of cancer medicines- which are untouchable for those in developing countries- Love said, “If they think they haven’t quite exhausted the patients and the public, it’ll be higher next time.”  Love touched on the dearth of cancer medicines on the WHO Essential Medicines List and the convoluted explanation provided by governments for this glaring absence:  “They say there’s no problem with cancer, because there are no patented drugs on the EM list, but there are no patented drugs on the list, because they’re really expensive. They’re expensive because of the patents.”

This problem was the same which we ran into in the early days of AIDS, in which those in low- and middle income countries lacked any chance of access to vital drugs. Both Peter Maybarduk and Keegan Hall, President of the International Diabetes Federation’s Young Leaders and a native South African, touched on this, citing South Africa’s 1999 battle for access to AIDS drugs. Love stressed the importance of an idea that he has pioneered and has gained traction within the WHO, which is to de-link the cost of research and development for drugs from the price of the drugs themselves. Love further asserted that the public is unjustly paying for the 10 to 15 years of research and trials that often go into drug production, when we should be considering new business models that reconcile both innovation and access to health technologies. “As long as there’s a monopoly on the paradigm for funding R&D, people will keep dying,” said Love, “This is not acceptable. It’s unfair. It’s morally repugnant. It’s inefficient in a thousand ways. And you can change it.”  

What does trade have to do with NCD risk factors?

Benn McGrady, Project Director for the Initiative on Trade, Investment and Health of the O’Neill Institute at Georgetown University, further fleshed out complications of trade and health, pointing out that trade has positive effects as well in that it grants wider access to products such as food to marginalized populations.  Within that access, he stated, also comes access to harmful substances like unhealthy, highly processed food and tobacco, citing “coca-colonization” of countries. McGrady highlighted the handcuffing of governments by corporations that occurs when they try to regulate such dangerous products.  One such example is the implementation of plain packaging for cigarettes in Australia, or packs that would depict the health consequences of tobacco products: lip cancer, etc.  These efforts were challenged at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the basis that it interferes with trademark rights and is more trade restrictive than necessary.

Gregg Haifley, Director of Federal Relations of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, elaborated on the fight for tobacco control, citing particular cases in which tobacco company Phillip Morris sued countries to thwart governmental and public health efforts to stop the spread and decline of tobacco use, which will kill one billion people in this century.  Tobacco companies argue that despite having no positive attributes, tobacco is “just another product,” and that singling out products as harmful or illicit leads way to a slippery slope in which more and more products could get banned.  Using this logic, they maintain their stronghold on governments and their influence in the global marketplace.

Image: Gregg Haifley

Anthony So, Director of Duke University Sanford School’s Program on Global Health and Technology Access, tied together the access to medicines movement and that of tobacco control, pointing to a lack of transparency in areas concerning trade where FTAs have allowed for lowered tariffs on tobacco products, as well as the seizure of lower priced generic drugs while in transit.   Dr. So highlighted the difficulties in addressing these violations in a global arena, citing cases of governments unsuccessfully going up against the WTO, and stating that he was told “it would not be possible to add tobacco control to the Millennium Development Goals.”  Dr. So also touched on the power of young people to change the world, citing the AffordableMedsNow, a campaign by our colleagues at Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) and the American Medical Students Association (AMSA) to grant affordable access to biologic alternatives to those who cannot afford vital medications.

Ashley Schram, a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa, further reiterated previous points, drawing parallels between the food, tobacco, and alcohol industries and their tactics to inhibit government and public health influence and push their products forward.  “If tobacco, alcohol, and food didn’t have so many negative health consequences, we wouldn’t be talking about them today,” said Schram, who cited corporations’ use of “personal responsibility” as a justification for keeping their unhealthy products unrestricted to the public.  The difficulty with this logic, she pointed out, is that- especially in the case of food- unhealthy “choices” are often the only accessible choices for the poorest populations. “When a parent is deciding between trying to keep the electricity on and putting healthy food on the table, are they responsible? Did they really have a choice?” Schram asked. Citing obesity of the new face of food insecurity and malnutrition, Schram said, ““Food has gone from a source of life to a source of death for many.”

Galvanizing a new generation of allies and change advocates

Following speaker presentations, we heard from young professionals who have done their own part to drive change.  Seun Adebiyi of YP-CDN told of his successful efforts to start the first bone marrow registry in Nigeria as a patient who was given a 17% chance of finding a marrow donor match.  Kavitha Kolappa of YP-CDN spoke of South Africa’s recent battle to lessen intellectual property laws on pharmaceuticals within FTAs to grant free access to cancer medications.  Bryan Collinsworth of UAEM talked about breaking down the traditional barriers between academia and activism, with a story of a Nepali immigrant and his UAEM colleagues, who were able to successfully convince Central Michigan University Medical School to adopt progressive medical research licensing and commercialization policies. Divya Dhar discussed her founding of the P3 Foundation, a youth movement that quickly took hold in New Zealand to end poverty within our generation.  Though each story was different, the message which came through was common across all narratives: a small group of committed individuals with passion can change the world: “Advocacy is coming from a place where you’re willing to risk everything,” said Adebiyi.

Image: Seun Adebiyi

The forum ended with an interactive conversation around the Declaration on NCDs and International Trade and Investment, a statement which YP-CDN issued as a call to action for governments and policy makers around trade.  The document, which reiterates Dr. Kishore’s respectful but honest advisory on behalf of civil society, “We are watching you,” asserts that there is not enough being done to combat trade’s negative consequences on health.  Within the document, we demand greater transparency in negotiation of FTAs, stricter regulations of harmful risk factors, and other measures to protect health. Out of the discussion on the declaration, audience members affirmed its importance as a living document to provide guidance on trade negotiations from a generation of advocates and thought leaders.  One suggestion that was made by an audience member was to create an online database on trade and health, a place for individuals and civil society groups to share their thoughts, create events, and collaborate across advocacy areas.  Another suggestion was to put into place an action plan for a path forward.  The declaration will be updated accordingly and shared widely to continue the dialogue around how to mitigate trade’s negative effects on health and provide those in developing countries to greater access to the opportunity to live longer, more productive lives.

Related links:

UN Press release Sixty-eighth General Assembly Plenary

Sandeep Kishore Civil Society Statement


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Everyone has a story. What´s yours? - The Face of NCDs

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) -- chiefly cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases, diabetes, and mental health -- are only recently beginning to be recognized as conditions of social injustice and deprivation. For years, and even still, diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers such as that of the lung and the cervix, have been commonly and mistakenly brushed off as “lifestyle” diseases. That is to say, individuals with NCDs have often been seen as having done something to bring their disease upon themselves.In reality, 80% of NCDs occur in the most marginalized populations who lack access to basic human health rights like nutritious food, clean water, and medical care.

To reduce the growing burden of NCDs and achieve the World Health Assembly’s (WHA) goal of a 25% reduction in these diseases by the year 2025, it is important for society as a whole to understand the complexities of NCDs and that there is no one distinguishable face of these diseases. Rather, the face of NCDs is a global one. Our partners at NCDFREE seek to show the world that the narrative of NCDs touches all people. Continuing their efforts in doing so, they have launched #theface, a campaign which seeks to put a face to NCDs. In painting the face of NCDs as a diverse one, it illustrates that NCDs affect us all, and sends a message that everyone is needed to reverse this worsening global public health crisis.

Please join us in supporting this important campaign by submitting a picture of yourself with your own story of why you want to see a reduction in the incidence of NCDs, whether you are a patient yourself, a loved one of someone living with an NCD, a researcher, or any other kind of advocate. Once you have uploaded your photo and story here, please share widely through social media using the hashtag #theface. NCDFREE, and all of us who are working to put an end to preventable NCDs, need you to join us in raising a collective voice in unison to show the world that we are the face of NCDs.

Direct link to campaign webpage.

U.S. Investigators' Symposium on Global NCD Research

On September 8 and 9, in an effort to tackle the mounting global burden of non-communicable diseases -- particularly in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) -- a coalition of U.S. universities and medical schools gathered emerging leaders in the NCD and global health fields to present their research to colleagues and potential funders.

Held at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia, the U.S. Investigators' Symposium on Global NCD Research gave Ph.D. and M.D. students and practitioners the chance to present their work to one another in hopes of fostering collaboration between similar projects and sharing resources among institutions.  With prominent NCD and global health funders present, researchers had the chance to directly pitch their ideas to those with the financial power to make them a reality.

YP-CDN had a strong presence at the meeting with over 25 YPers presenting their work in either oral or poster format.

The consortium of universities -- which includes Yale, Harvard, Northwestern, Emory, University of California at Berkeley, University of Washington, and Vanderbilt- hopes to make this conference a yearly event, expanding their pool of universities, researchers, and funding sources each year for greater chance of collaboration to solve the overwhelming problem of reversing the growing NCD epidemic in developing countries.

YP Members Kasia Lipska, Jeremy Schwartz, Sunny Kishore, Justin List and Christine Ngaruiya were featured in a story on the symposium in the Yale News.

We are NCD Positive! Are you? We want to hear your story!

During the 65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference (27-29 August 2014) on the role of civil society in the post-2015 development agenda, YP-CDN- along with NCD Child, Caring & Living As Neighbors (CLAN), American Cancer Society (ACS), and UNICEF- plans to have a strong presence of young NCD advocates, survivors, activists, and supporters at various events representing the new face of the NCD movement.

The conference panel, ‘Empowering Young People to Enjoy Healthy Lives – A Focus on NCDs an...’ and a side event co-hosted by UNICEF & NCD Child ‘Interactive Discussion: Healthy Living and the Prevention, Control and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases in Children and Adolescents’ on Thursday, August 28 will be important opportunities for youth and civil society organizations to speak up and be heard!

At the conference, ACS and Sage Innovation will also launch #NCD+a global effort to begin an open dialogue about NCDs and show the world the faces of those affected and working to make a difference in this space. The campaign, which will not only take place in real-time with the wearing of temporary tattoos by NCD advocates around the world, will also include online components via Twitter and Vine. This is where you come in!

Tell us your NCD advocacy story in 6 seconds or less.

We want to hear from YOU about how you are NCD positive. You may have an NCD yourself, have someone close to you who does, be a professional working in the field, or an advocate for change.

#NCD+ Global Video Challenge: Please send us a Vine-based video telling us why you are #NCD+. If you have Twitter or Facebook, it is very easy to link one of those accounts to a Vine account. Setup and video making takes under a minute, and once done, we would like you to share your video on Vine, Twitter, and Facebook using the #NCD+ and tagging @ncdaction in your message. An example Vine can be found here:

Below, please find some guidelines for how to participate in the campaign, as well as some basic pointers about how to use Vine. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Communications Director,Abby Capobianco. We greatly appreciate you sharing your story with the world, and of course, your involvement in our community of passionate advocates.

Please download the instructions here.

The Young Professionals Forum for Action on NCDs: Mobilizing a Movement for Solidarity on Trade

On July 11, prior to receiving a standing ovation from civil society for hisstatement, YP-CDN Founder and resident physician at Yale School of Medicine, Sandeep Kishore, stood before the United Nations General Assembly at its Non-communicable Disease (NC... and called for swift and targeted action to prioritize health and mitigate corporate influence in trade agreements:

“Whether it is access to medicines, tobacco control, salt reduction, reduction of marketing of sugary drinks to children, we understand behind the scenes the enormous pressures you face to stand up for the public’s health.  We get it. As civil society, our avowed responsibility is to respectfully stand with you.  But please know that we are also watching you. We are mobilizing a people’s movement.”

Delivering on this promise, YP-CDN held the Young Professionals Forum for Action on NCDs two days prior to Dr. Kishore’s statement, which brought together individuals who are working tirelessly to mitigate the negative impacts of trade and investment agreements on health.  At the forum, we put forth a declaration demanding action on this issue, and heard from emerging leaders and established experts in the areas of health, law, and economics. Testifying to the damaging influence that vested corporate interests can have on health, these authorities cited specific examples of big business efforts to hinder government regulatory actions in some countries,  such as attempts by pharmaceutical lobbies to block patent reforms in South Africa that would allow for greater access to affordable treatments.

The forum gave an overview on how the international trade and investment system works, highlighting both positive and negative outcomes that result from free trade agreements, but focused mainly on two major health concerns related to trade:  access to medicines, and regulation of harmful risk factors like unhealthy food, tobacco, and alcohol.   Kicked off by Ariella Rojhani, Senior Advocacy Manager at NCD Alliance, the forum began with an overview of gains and progress still needed on 25x25—the goal of reducing mortality from NCDs by 2025.  Haiti (Zanmi Lasante) and Rwanda (Inshuti Mu Buzima).  pih alumni  Global Nurse

here's a list of some of those who have connected partners in health  viewpoint of global health starting with those who have notable experience outside USA (source contributors to book on Reimagining Global Health -an Introduction, by Paul Farmer, Jim KIm et al



Messac now at UPa....





madeleine ballard tiyatien (last mile team  partners)

Before Ebola : 

Traditional hospital-based services are failing to reach the world's most remote villages. Nowhere is the rural health crisis worse than in Liberia, the poorest war-torn nation on earth. Liberia is recovering from one of the 20th century’s most devastating civil wars. The majority of health facilities were destroyed and the country saw a mass exodus of professional health workers, leaving just 51 doctors to serve a country the size of Ohio. Today, 60% of the rural population lacks access to essential health services.

Our approach

Founded by survivors of Liberia's civil war, Last Mile Health (LMH) is committed to saving lives in the world's most remote villages.  Working in remote rainforest communities cut off from even basic life-saving health services, LMH is building a health system that reaches everyone - by bringing health care directly to villagers' doorsteps.  LMH trains, equips, and supervises community members to be health practitioners for their villages and then connects them with rural health clinics to offer every person access to the care they deserve.  These Frontline Health Workers are able to prevent, diagnose, and treat the top ten most life-threatening health conditions in Liberia, and therefore are transforming access to health services and health outcomes in the region.

Post Ebola

Huffington Post op-ed by Raj Panjabi and Paul Farmer on our shared commitment to fight Ebola and our vision of Liberia for the long-term. They write, "Ebola does not need to be a death sentence...we will work hand-in-hand with local governments and Ministries of Health, helping to ensure that the investments made in fighting Ebola will translate into long-term health gains." (October 16, 2014). 

London Review of Books diary entry by Paul Farmer on his trip to Liberia with the Last Mile Health team. He wrote, "Ebola is more a symptom of a weak healthcare system than anything else." (October 1, 2014). 

Clinton Global Initiative blog post on how CGI members Last Mile Health, PIH, Direct Relief, Wellbody Alliance and AirLink are responding to the Ebola outbreak and building resilient health systems in West Africa. Watch the video that was shown at CGI 2014's closing plenary here (October 10, 2014). 

NPR Goats and Soda interview on Lorenzo Dorr, "a strong voice from the Ebola front." Well done Lorenzo! (October 8, 2014). 

Ebola Survival Fund PSA featuring Dr. Paul Farmer and celebrities like Idris Elba, Jeffrey Wright, Alicia Keys and many more on the fact that Ebola doesn't need to be a death sentence. Watch the PSA here, and check out the website where they highlight Last Mile Health as an organization to support (October 8, 2014). 

Bill Gates blog post highlighting Last Mile Health as an organization to support in the fight against Ebola. He wrote, "I hope we can fight Ebola on two fronts: a short-term response to stop the crisis, and a long-term effort to build the health systems that will prevent the next one." (October 6, 2014). 

Open Society Foundations interview with Raj Panjabi on how Ebola's legacy can be a thriving system. Read the post, or watch the video on YouTube here (October 3, 2014).

Forbes article on the need for remote health delivery models like Last Mile Health's to respond to and prevent the recurrence of epidemics like Ebola, featuring LMH's Raj Panjabi and Josh Albert. Raj said, "The problems of remote villages have now become the problems of the capital cities of three important countries. There is no better proof that illness is universal but access to care is not.” (October 3, 2014). 

Echoing Green blog post on Raj Panjabi's role in the Ebola response (October 2, 2014). 

Harvard Gazette article on the Harvard-affiliated organizations, like LMH, PIH and Wellbody, that are engaged in the Ebola response in West Africa (September 30, 2014). 

GE Foundation report on their support of the LMH/PIH coalition to respond to Ebola and strengthen the health system in Liberia. Raj said, “We need a clear and comprehensive strategy to fight Ebola and improve healthcare in the villages. Ebola started in the rainforest and it could have stopped there if we had a health care system in place.” (September 29, 2014). 

Al Jazeera America Op-Ed by LMH's Andy Sechler, titled: "Hell hath no fury like an Ebola virus out of control." Andy said, "Community health systems must be strengthened. Effective Ebola response requires a continuum of care to break the circle of transmission." (September 28, 2014). 

Open Society Foundations blog post announcing the $4 million grant to support Last Mile Health and Partners In Health’s Ebola response coalition (September 17, 2014).

Government of Liberia Executive Mansion press release announcing the visit of Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners In Health and Dr. Raj Panjabi of Last Mile Health to the country to discuss the Ebola virus (September 16, 2014).

Boston Herald article detailing the trip led by Last Mile Health CEO Raj Panjabi with PIH leadership team, including Dr. Paul Farmer, to Liberia as part of the Ebola response coalition (September 16, 2014).

90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station, interview with Raj Panjabi on the trip to Liberia with Last Mile Health and Partners In Health leadership teams, including Dr. Paul Farmer (September 15, 2014).

Partners In Health blog post announcing the launch of a major response to Ebola with Last Mile Health and Wellbody Alliance in Liberia and Sierra Leone (September 11, 2014).



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every way that brazil can link in americas millennials to russia india china and south africa collaborations could be especially valuable - eg i bet this case would be close to jim kim's heart - commitment to design health systems to end drug resistant tuberculosis in 5 countries with more than half the cases led by brazil
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