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Steve Blount on compassion, global health, and social justice

None of us would be here unless one person had cared for us when we couldn’t care for ourselves. The biological basis for our continuity as a species is love and caring in a selfless way. We all have that. We’ve all seen that. We can tap into how we have benefited from someone else [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:29+00:00 May 27th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Steve Blount on compassion, global health, and social justice

Stephanie Odgen speaks with us about WASH

I talked with women while they washed dishes, washed clothes, and made tortillas. Every activity required water.  Each day we talked about how much easier life would be if they didn’t have to go down to the river to fetch water, which was about two kilometers away at the bottom of the dunes.  The women [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:29+00:00 May 13th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Stephanie Odgen speaks with us about WASH

David Addiss viewpoint in Tricycle Magazine online blog

Center for Compassion & Global Health founder David Addiss speaks about the compassionate impulse that often underlies our decision to enter the field of global health. He asks, "What is the source of this impulse—one that seeks to improve the health of people far away, often separated by geography, culture, religion, and nationality?"  Read more...

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:29+00:00 April 14th, 2015|News|Comments Off on David Addiss viewpoint in Tricycle Magazine online blog

Adrian Hopkins on “Revolutionary Compassion”

Adrian Hopkins, MD shares his compelling story with CCAGH about his work in preventing blindness in the Congo and the Central African Republic.  Read more...

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:30+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Adrian Hopkins on “Revolutionary Compassion”

New Book – Breathing Light

Julie Hliboki's latest book, Breathing Light: Accompanying Loss and Grief with Love and Gratitude, is now available online. Breathing Light is written for everyone who has experienced loss or grief, especially the loss of a loved one. The book takes you on an inspirational journey, beginning with Hliboki’s poems and prose that convey how love, [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:30+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|News|Comments Off on New Book – Breathing Light

Global Health as Spiritual Practice

Global Health as Spiritual Practice: The Central Role of Compassion University of Notre Dame October 8, 2014 Attended by over 250 students, faculty, and guests, Dr. David Addiss presented a seminar that explored global health as a spiritual practice, with a focus on the crucial role of compassion.  Global health aims to improve the health [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:30+00:00 October 13th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Global Health as Spiritual Practice

Compassion and neglected tropical diseases

On 22 August 2014, Dr. David Addiss presented a lecture about "Compassion and Neglected Tropical Diseases" to students and faculty at the Swiss Tropical Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.  The presentation slides for the lecture are available on the Institute's website under the 2014 Seminar series.  

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:30+00:00 August 23rd, 2014|News|Comments Off on Compassion and neglected tropical diseases

“Global health: What’s compassion got to do with it?”

Presented by David Addiss, MD MPH Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m., Claudia Nance Rollins Building Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Room 1000 This seminar will explore the role of compassion in global health. Unlike hospitals and medical centers, which frequently highlight compassion in their mission statements and core values, the word [...]

By | 2017-06-19T20:29:30+00:00 January 25th, 2014|Upcoming Events|Comments Off on “Global health: What’s compassion got to do with it?”

University of Notre Dame, Eck Institute for Global Health

New Documentary Explores “Compassion in Global Health” University of Notre Dame faculty and students joined colleagues at an inaugural symposium on Compassion in Global Health during the annual meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTHM) this week in Philadelphia. The symposium featured a distinguished panel of experienced global health professionals… more

By | 2014-01-24T14:30:56+00:00 January 24th, 2014|News|Comments Off on University of Notre Dame, Eck Institute for Global Health