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Global Health: watch-listen

Demand the Impossible!

Repost From C-Span | Book TV Bill Ayers talks about his book Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto, in which he presents his thoughts on contemporary political and social issues.

Liberty, democracy, equity, and justice in healthcare

Dr. Leana Wen is an Emergency Medicine Physician of Patient-Centered Research at George Washington University. In this talk, Dr. Wen warns that the current dystopia of healthcare in China may be the future of healthcare in the United States.

Locked Up and Forgotten: India’s Mental Health Crisis

India is currently suffering a mental health crisis. With only 43 government-run mental hospitals serving a population of 1.2 billion, resources are spread thin. What’s more, mental illness is highly stigmatized in India, especially among women, who are typically committed … Continue reading

the AMERICAN dream

For too long America has failed to acknowledge the outrageous and seemingly intractable rates of poor maternal health and deaths of mothers in childbirth. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world. … Continue reading

Why Are We Using Prisons to Treat Mental Illness? Over Criminalized

Instead of helping the mentally ill, police often put them behind bars. Watch how one police department is making a positive difference. WATCH MORE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_66uT6… You can fight back. Join us: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… http://www.bravenewfilms.org/overcrim… It’s simple. Diversion programs work better than … Continue reading

Drug use and harm reduction in Afghanistan

93% of the world opium is produced in Afghanistan and, there were, in 2009, 1 500 000 drug users in the country. Furthermore, the pattern of drug use in Afghanistan has been changing from smoking to injecting. Kabul, the capital, … Continue reading

Sicko- Life in France

This scene from Michael Moore’s documentary, Sicko, shows some of the health/social benefits of living in France.

The Cuban Health System Today

Peter Bourne discusses the current state of the Cuban health system in a presentation at Unite for Sight’s 2013 Global Health & Innovation Conference.

One Night in Bhopal

One Night in Bhopal is a BBC documentary film about the chemical and gas disaster that took place in Bhopal, India in 1984.

Fault Lines

Al Jazeera English investigates the American debate about abortion.

The Lazarus Effect

The Lazarus Effect illustrates the transformative effect of life-saving antiretroviral medicine through the stories of HIV+ people in Zambia. Watch here.

Jimmy’s GM Food Fight

Jimmy Doherty is on a mission to find out if GM crops really can feed the world. To find the answers, Jimmy is on a journey that will take him from the soy plantations of Argentina to the Amish farms … Continue reading