Global Medic Force's Chair and CEO, Dr. Marie Charles, was recently given the honor of speaking at the Royal Geographical Society's 21st Century Challenges Series on Global Health. Dr. Charles discussed how the lack of primary healthcare delivery platforms denies access to care for over 5 billion people globally and offered sustainable and workable solutions that are not based on charity. The anecdote of the "village of the pigs" (in middle of the talk) is worth waiting for as it is THE metaphor for equitable access to healthcare in emerging nations today.....
The talk is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BcwCuJixyc
A related interview with Dr. Charles about global healthcare is also available on BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01cv91p/Excess_Baggage_Medics_abroad_The_Oscars/
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