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Why I’m an Advocate

October 17, 2017

My cousin and her baby died during childbirth. Beyond the staggering loss, the part that hurts the most is that their deaths were preventable. They almost certainly would have lived had my cousin been…

Harvard Medical School—Bending the Arc: New documentary illuminates global health equity

October 1, 2017

This excerpt was taken from an article published by the Harvard Medical School. The story begins with a group of young idealists who set out 30 years ago to save as many lives as…

Millions of lives saved by taking the time to listen

September 29, 2017

The story of how Rwanda has doubled life expectancy. Bending the Arc tells the story of three friends who believed that poor people shouldn’t die because they didn’t have access to basic medical treatment and medication.…

New York Times—In Haiti, a Building Fights Cholera

September 12, 2017

Next month marks the seventh anniversary of the cholera outbreak that ravaged Haiti. The disease, which can cause death within hours if left untreated, came less than a year after Haiti was rocked by…

The Conversation—The secret behind Rwanda’s successful vaccination rollouts

August 10, 2017

The best medical treatment option in the world can’t save a single patient unless it is delivered at the proper time, with the proper plans and processes in place. That’s why implementation science for health matters.…

New York Times—In Health Care, Republicans Could Learn From Rwanda

July 18, 2017

Republicans, you are probably tired of hearing how so many Americans are sicker than their peers in other rich countries, lacking access to needed medical care. There are only so many times one can take…

Harvard Study: Vitamin A Helps Protect Against TB

July 7, 2017

Tuberculosis is the most deadly infectious disease in the world, killing 1.8 million people in 2015 alone, yet little is known about why exposure to the airborne disease sickens some people and not others.…

Skoll Foundation—Bending the Arc: Setting the Bar High for Social Change

July 5, 2017

Thirty years ago, as horrific disease like AIDS and tuberculosis ravaged much of the world, three remarkable young people—Jim Yong Kim, Paul Farmer, and Ophelia Dahl—came together in a squatter settlement in Haiti, determined…

Bending the Arc at Aspen Ideas Festival

June 24, 2017

  Last week Bending the Arc joined the Aspen Ideas Festival to discuss the future of global health in their #SpotlightHealth series. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho joined the panel to discuss “What’s Next in Global Health?”…

CNN—Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The man who inspired me to be more selfless

June 15, 2017

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN)In the immediate aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti that left 220,000 people dead and 1.5 million displaced, the world responded, pledging more than $13 billion in aid to the devastated…