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Useful Links

WORTHWHILE WEBSITES TO FURTHER YOUR KNOWLEDGE 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Charlie Rose Interview Video Archives
Current Statistics and Facts on Global Health
Global Health Council
Global Health Educational Consortium
Health Mapping Site
HealthWrights
International Labour Organization
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Medecins Sans Frontieres - Doctors Without Borders
Planet Under Pressure
Partners in Health
People's Health Movement
UNHCR The UN Refugee Agency
United Nations Children's Fund
University Coalitions for Global Health
Videos of Talks by the World’s Greatest Thinkers
World Health Organization

LOCAL LINKS

Cascade AIDS Project
Assists those with HIV in housing, health and other resources
Child Aid
For 20 years Child Aid has been working in Latin America to give children of the rural indigenous poor a fair chance in life. Their model is to find and work closely with local individuals – within Guatemala and Mexico – who have the passion, commitment and drive to create positive change.
Engineers without Borders - Portland Chapter
Local engineers and engineering students working to improve global health through targeted and sustainable projects.
Familias en Acción
Leadership development and family empowerment have always been central to the mission and purpose of Familias en Acción with training provided to promotoras/community health workers to build their leadership and to enhance their knowledge of health, family wellness, mental health and other topics important to healthy family functioning.
FACES Foundation
FACES is dedicated to providing cleft lip and palate team care to children around the world. This will be accomplished by teaching, learning from, and working with both the families of cleft children and colleagues so as to create happier and healthier lives for all concerned.
Green Empowerment
Their mission is to promote community-based renewable energy, potable water delivery and related watershed restoration projects internationally to generate social and environmental progress.

Health in Harmony
Health in Harmony supports an innovative program in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, that partners with local communities to integrate high quality, affordable health care with strategies to protect the threatened rain forest.

Imani Project
The Imani Project is a grassroots effort based on the concepts of community and connection. They work closely with African villagers to develop programs that are economically and environmentally sustainable. The goal of the Imani Project is to enable Africans to become educators, caregivers and advocates so that HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention information will continue to spread throughout the rural villages.
IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization)
To assist refugees, immigrants and multi-ethnic communities to develop self-sufficiency and cultural awareness while affirming and preserving each culture within an ever-changing global environment
Medical Teams International (formerly Northwest Medical Teams)
Medical Teams International is a non-profit humanitarian aid organization working to reduce suffering around the world and in the Pacific Northwest
Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps alleviates suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities

 

REGIONAL LINKS

Gates Foundation - Global Health
A huge foundation contributing towards global health research and education with the goal of reducing inequities
PATH
A non-profit working to develop and provide health technologies in the developing world
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
A non-profit company focusing on infectious disease research
University of Arizona Global Health Program
Global Health: Clinical and Community Care is a preparatory course for medical students and others in health care fields, planning to work in a developing country. Held annually in July.

TED videos - Talks by the World's Greatest Thinkers

Hans Rosling

Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing.

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Planet Under Pressure

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Planet Under Pressure is a six-part BBC News Online series looking at some of the most pressing environmental issues facing the human race today.

View BBC News Online