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Tony Ukety speaks on compassion and his third chapter in life

When you are working in mobile eye clinics, you can experience very difficult situations with individuals that will impact your whole life. For me this happened in March 1987, soon after I moved back to my area and went to the villages. I saw hundreds of patients. Many were completely blind, and about half of [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:29+00:00 September 25th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Tony Ukety speaks on compassion and his third chapter in life

David Addiss’ new publications on Compassion & Global Health

For the past few years, the theme of compassion in global health has captured my attention like a Zen koan. Why is compassion, which seems to be a core value for so many in the field, rarely mentioned in global health discourse? What is the relationship between compassion and other global health values, such as [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:29+00:00 September 4th, 2016|News|Comments Off on David Addiss’ new publications on Compassion & Global Health

Charles Mackenzie on compassion for all life

Why focus on the underserved of the world or the poorest people? I think this was natural for me, given my upbringing and my veterinary training. It didn’t feel unusual or abnormal for me to be in a rural setting. As a large animal veterinarian, I was used to addressing medical care in an outdoor [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:29+00:00 January 24th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Charles Mackenzie on compassion for all life

Maria Rebollo speaks about following your heart to change humanity

I believe that in every situation you have to follow your heart and do the best that you can. I am working with the people who need to hear the public health message the most. When they understand, a domino affect of love happens. Compassionate global health can trigger a revolution of love. I care [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:29+00:00 October 20th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Maria Rebollo speaks about following your heart to change humanity

Jonathan Rout speaks to David Addiss about Compassionate Service

When I learned about LF morbidity management I jumped into leg washing. Without any hesitation, I was trained by Dr. Shenoy and Dr. Leanne Fox and began the leg washing programs in 2005. Doctors from the local hospitals suggested that we must use gloves when washing the legs of patients. But for me the gloves [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:29+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Jonathan Rout speaks to David Addiss about Compassionate Service

Henry Blumberg on compassion, the GHRSP, and having fun

Emory residents and fellows (as part of the Global Health Residency Scholars Program) return from Ethiopia saying, “This is the best thing I’ve done in my residency.” So now we are asking ourselves, do the residents actually become more compassionate through their global health work? Does this compassion wear out after a few months or [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:29+00:00 September 17th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Henry Blumberg on compassion, the GHRSP, and having fun

David Addiss gives GH commencement address at University of Notre Dame

Dr David Addiss encouraged the new Masters of Science graduates, parents, and faculty of the Eck Institute for Global Health during a stirring commencement speech.  David congratulated the students and commended them, acknowledging that "...by choosing the field of global health, you seek to address, transform, and prevent suffering in some of the most marginalized [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:29+00:00 August 7th, 2015|News|Comments Off on David Addiss gives GH commencement address at University of Notre Dame

LeAnne Fox on alleviating suffering in LF morbidity

Compassion speaks to our common humanity. We are all vulnerable to disease and don’t want anyone to suffer from something that can be prevented or treated. In global health we prevent suffering by preventing disease, and alleviate suffering through care and treatment of disease. When I am working with individuals with lymphedema and elephantiasis, I [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:29+00:00 August 7th, 2015|News|Comments Off on LeAnne Fox on alleviating suffering in LF morbidity

David Addiss presents at Harvard’s Global Psych Dinner

Dr. David Addiss spoke to the Mass General Hospital Global Psychiatry Division about compassion and global health.  Their mission is to strengthen the global delivery of quality psychiatric care through bi-directional research, training, technical assistance, and service delivery with international global partners. They accomplish this through capacity building and training, research, technical assistance and policy [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:29+00:00 June 29th, 2015|News|Comments Off on David Addiss presents at Harvard’s Global Psych Dinner

Rob Breiman speaks about uniting science with compassion

For many of us that have been involved in global health for a long time, the word ‘compassion’ may be a little hard to get your arms around. It underpins everything we do, but we don’t really think about it that way. I don’t personally go through exercises to try and remind myself to be [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:29+00:00 June 29th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Rob Breiman speaks about uniting science with compassion