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The Global Health Council: Improving Access To Healhtcare

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The Global Health Council stated that "When it comes to global health, there is no 'them'... only 'us.” In the past decades health globally has increased but has a much-needed room for improvement. While many people focus more on diseases of poverty there is also need for concern on diseases of affluence in which both have involvement in the world’s leading cause of death, cardiovascular diseases. Currently many people and organizations around the world are trying to find solutions to the problem of high concern.
Throughout evolution humans have been in need for health solutions and preventions. Before there were hospitals women of the home were in charge of taking care of the family with ...view middle of the document...

Shah). As well as “An estimated 17.3 million people died from CVDs in 2008, representing 30% of all global deaths”(World Health Organization). If the one billion people who lack proper health care systems covered by health insurance these numbers would drastically decline as well as a lower global death rate.
As the issue rises many people are looking for solutions. While at Intel ISEF this past week the opening ceremony’s keynote speaker Mick Ebeling introduced us to his nonprofit organization The Not Impossible Foundation. Mr. Ebeling designed the labs in order to help one person but found that by “helping one, you help many.” “Not Impossible aims to provide low-cost and DIY solutions on an open-source platform, and to enable high-tech devices to reach people in need all over the world” and the best part is they have provided solutions that we as consumers can produce at home. Not Impossible Lab’s first experiment was to find a solution to the impossible idea of enabling LA artist Tempt One who had been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) to communicate with others. Ni Labs developed “The Eyewriter” which uses software that consists of eye- tracking and a drawing technology that allows a user to draw with the movement of their eye. After an astonishing success they then proceeded onto Project Daniel. Not Impossible Labs were able to bring 3D printers to South Sudan in order to make prosthetic arms for war victims in the area.
Nations abroad are coming up with there own solutions as well. The Australian government has established Global Health in Sydney to...

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