Focus on Sudan, Samaritan's Purse
Aug 07 2009
Samaritan's Purse has been doing good work in Sudan for some time. I thought it appropriate to highlight their work, in support of their continued efforts, here as we focus on Sudan this month.
Secretary Clinton's Africa Trip
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Africa trip, August 3 to 14, features a tough and demanding agenda: she will be visiting dangerously conflicted Kenya, Congo, and Nigeria; holding a brief exchange with a Somali transition government close to succumbing to a radical Islamist movement affiliated with al Qaeda; reassuring unsteady postwar Liberia; and opening a dialogue with a newly formed government in South Africa, which confronts worsening internal economic strains and remains visibly befuddled by the continuing crisis in neighboring Zimbabwe. The secretary’s agenda bears little resemblance to President Bill Clinton’s spring 1998 Africa renaissance tour or the similarly optimistic tones of President George W. Bush’s summer 2003 and spring 2008 trips.
For full article-- CLICK HERE.
Frist in Lui, Sudan -- A Heart To Serve: Ch. 1
Aug 03 2009
Senator Frist has a forthcoming book that will release October 5: A Heart to Serve: A Passion to Bring Health, Hope, and Healing
In Chapter one, A Mission of Mercy, Frist shares his experience of flying into Lui, Sudan, under the radar, to perform surgery in a conflict zone. This experience was a foundational one which shaped his understanding and philosophy of health diplomacy and how offering health care can be a currency for peace around the world.
For CHAPTER ONE -- CLICK HERE.
Don't forget to order your copy of the book on Amazon.com!
Dr. Frist has an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle titled "Improve World Health Care by Increasing Prosperity."
July 31, 2009
..."As the health care reform debate unfolds domestically, we face an opportune moment to recalculate for the better how we maximize the success of our efforts abroad to strengthen global health. By looking holistically at global health systems — the capacity, the policies, the health and non-health infrastructure — we can pursue integrated action on all the components that go into making and keeping the world's poor healthy. For their sake and ours, let us seize this moment to do so."
Read the complete op-ed here.
Next week, Senator Bill Frist will be appearing on the following shows talking about domestic health care reform. Hope you can tune in!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Meeting of the Minds: The Future of Health Care, hosted by Maria Bartiromo
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Fox News Channel
The O'Reilly Factor
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Check Local Listings
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday July 27 at 9 PM ET Maria Bartiromo will host a special on
CNBC called "Meeting of The Minds: The Future of Healthcare." Senator
Frist will be a guest along with several other healthcare experts. The
program is designed to crystallize what's at stake in one of the most
important debates of our time. Please be sure to watch and leave a
comment here after you do. Senator Frist welcomes the input of
everyone and is very interested in reading what the American people
think of the debate currently underway.
Read more here.
FGHL Blog: Calandra Miller - Project Hope
Jul 13 2009
Calandra MillerWe have made significant progress on the Munsieville Needs Assessment. After several drafts and two field tests, a final version of the survey was created. Our survey covers 11 topics that include health indicators such as housing, income, health behavior, and reproductive health. Our specific questions aim at health attitudes, general health knowledge and accessibility to health care and government services.
As we continue with the Munsieville Model, we must evaluate other settlements in the area for additional or alternative sites for Project Hope to establish programs. With the help of a local minister and director of a substance abuse center, Dave Gardner, another American, we have established contacts in Randfontein, a nearby city. We were introduced to Lucky, an eccentric Obama fanatic that is also the political representative of all of the informal settlements in one of the wards of the West Rand district.