Tag Archives: poverty

Are small farmers the answer? Bill Gates thinks so.

In a recent blog post, Bill Gates tells us that most of the world’s poorest people are small farmers who grow their own food and make money from their plots of land.  They often lack important tools and resources that … Read More

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Ambassadors for hope with a blues sensibility: Cornel West at APHA

Dr. Cornel West, American philosopher, author, critic, actor, and civil rights activist, spoke at the opening session of the American Public Health Association’s 138th Annual Meeting in Denver. West is a powerful rhetorician. In a speech bordering on poetry, and … Read More

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Perception is everything: Americans and foreign aid

[This post sent in by Caitlin Riely Pardue who is a senior public policy major at UNC] For most Americans, improving international health is a top priority. When asked about foreign aid by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 6 in 10 … Read More

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More than cogs in a machine

[Leah Gordon] During the month of July, I had the pleasure of acting as project coordinator for UNC’s Collaborative Sahsa Health Initiative (CSHI) in rural Nicaragua. A combination of grants allowed UNC students from the medical school, nursing school and … Read More

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What does global health mean to me?

[Author Saumya Ayyagari is a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill who is majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Global Health and Environment. She works part-time for the institute.] As I child I dreamed of “fixing” India, the country of … Read More

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Eliminate poverty, improve health

Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, will discuss his vision for eliminating poverty worldwide on Feb. 5 at the Kenen-Flagler Business School on the UNC campus (view the press release here). Yunus founded the Grameen Bank of … Read More

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