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Global Health: watch-listen

Global Health is the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health, reducing disparities, and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. No one should be denied health education and treatment because of race, class, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status—yet many are.

Sicko- Life in France

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

The Cuban Health System Today

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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

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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

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Al Jazeera English investigates the American debate about abortion.

The Lazarus Effect

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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

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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

Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety

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“Money Talks exposes the questionable tactics that big drug companies use to make record profits by playing with the safety of our family’s health care.” Watch here.

Seeds Of Death

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Seeds of Death, an award-winning documentary, exposes the lies about GMOs and pulls back the curtains to witness our planet’s future if Big Agriculture’s new green revolution becomes our dominant food supply.

Up/Down: Bipolar Living

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“There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery and misinformation surrounding the illness, many throughout the country diagnosed with this condition were interviewed extensively.” Watch here .

Globesity: Fat’s New Frontier

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“Globesity: Fat’s New Frontier reveals the outrageous eruption of a worldwide corpulence in countries where not so long ago famine was number one health issue.” Watch here.

Stats That Reshape Your Worldview

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With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling uses an amazing new presentation tool, Gapminder, to present data that debunks several myths about world development. Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, and … Continue reading

Food + Justice = Democracy

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LaDonna Redmond joined the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in 2011 as the Senior Program Associate in Food and Justice. A long-time community activist, she has successfully worked to get Chicago Public Schools to evaluate junk food, launched urban … Continue reading