Global Health Checkup is a new podcast series from Project HOPE focusing on news, issues, events and trends in international development and disaster relief operations. The series will feature a variety of voices including experts, thought leaders, and people on the frontlines who are building the health capacity of nations struggling against the burdens of disease, outbreaks and humanitarian disasters. As part of the series, we will highlight international efforts to respond to health emergencies and discuss innovative approaches to combat HIV/AIDS, TB, maternal and child mortality and more.
Episode 3: U.S. Foreign Aid in Jeopardy
May 3, 2017
Dr. Tom Kenyon discusses the potential impact of sweeping U.S. budget cuts to foreign aid that will risk degrading local health systems vital to fighting the next major outbreak of contagious diseases. He also makes the case for foreign aid as an incalculable fund of goodwill towards the United States.
Episode 2: Beating the Deadliest Killer Disease
April 18, 2017
Dr. Tom Kenyon, the CEO of Project HOPE and Dr. Alex Trusov, the Senior Director of Project HOPE's TB portfolio, consider how the world can up its game in the fight to end TB by 2035.
Episode 1: The Epidemic Had To Do With Love
April 6, 2017
Our first podcast episode features Dr. Tom Kenyon, the CEO of Project Health and former Director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health. Dr. Kenyon tackles the issue of global health security and efforts to find, stop and prevent health threats worldwide. He addresses the lessons learned from Ebola and Zika and shares his concerns over bioterrorism and future epidemics.
Episode 4: Every Breath China Takes
Health experts Jenny Xu and Lily Hsu discuss innovative efforts underway to address the dramatic increase in respiratory disease caused by dangerous levels of air pollution in China – the downside of the massive economic growth of this rising superpower in recent decades.
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