A Heart to Serve: Health as a Currency for Peace<br />
Dr. Albert Schweitzer<br />“One thing I know:  the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have so...
This is You<br />You already have the tools<br />You already use them<br />everyday .....<br />You already use them<br /> ...
Community
Country</li></li></ul><li>This is You<br />You already have the tools<br />Now  Expand Your Box !<br />
How I stumbled on … “Health as a Currency for Peace”<br />
Medicine as a “currency for peace”<br />Use your tools to make the world a better place<br />Healthier Population<br />Bet...
.<br />A Story of Lui, Sudan<br />
SudanLui:  500 miles West of the Nile<br />
On-lookers crowd the plane to see the mysterious “iron bird” from the sky<br />
Tukels and the Land<br />
“Mission History”: Until 30 years ago when civil war decimated the region …<br />
Church has been bombed repeatedly by the Government of Sudan …<br />
“Hospital”:  the first year we operated in an abandoned school house …<br />
Caves just behind the hospital to escape to when bombing occurs …<br />
Patients literally carried to the operating room …<br />
Scrub with rain water collected from the roof …<br />
Operating Theatre:  open air and no running water …<br />
Medicine as a “Currency for Peace”<br />What started as American medical volunteers operating on a single patient in an ab...
New Military Thinking: “Smart Power”<br />"What is clear to me is that there is a need for a dramatic increase in spending...
  Fundamental Organizing Principle<br />While the world often sees America’s tougher side … when people see America's more...
Expand your box – and occasionally “get out of your box” <br />Responding to urgent needs …<br />Examples<br /><ul><li>Tsu...
Katrina
Haiti</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 07:58:53 AM
Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand were the hardest hit
230,000+ fatalities
Magnitude of 9.3: second largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph</li></ul>Asian Tsunami – December 26, 2004<br />
Service one-on-one …<br />
Service through our government …<br />
Service through private sector…<br />Service through private sector …<br />
Service through directdonations …<br />
<ul><li>U.S. Gulf Coast landfall at 6:10 am CDT on Monday, August 29, 2005
Affected Bahamas, South Florida, Cuba, Louisiana (especially New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Panhandle
1,836 lives lost
$81.2 billion in damages
Hurricane Katrina was the largest and most costly natural disaster in the history of the United States</li></ul>Hurricane ...
<ul><li>Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at 4:53:10 pm
Affected Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other settlements in the region
Over 230,000 fatalities, 300,000 injured, and over 1,000,000 homeless
Damages estimated at $14 billion
5th deadliest earthquake of all time</li></ul>Haiti Earthquake <br />
What about ME?<br />“How can I make a difference?”<br />
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  • Albert Schweitzer: intersection of medicine and service. Dr. Lachlan Farrow, head of the Schweitzer Foundation, gave last year’s keynote address.
  • Health as Currency for Peace

    1. 1. A Heart to Serve: Health as a Currency for Peace<br />
    2. 2. Dr. Albert Schweitzer<br />“One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found service." <br />
    3. 3. This is You<br />You already have the tools<br />You already use them<br />everyday .....<br />You already use them<br /> ……………. to SERVE:<br /><ul><li>Family
    4. 4. Community
    5. 5. Country</li></li></ul><li>This is You<br />You already have the tools<br />Now Expand Your Box !<br />
    6. 6. How I stumbled on … “Health as a Currency for Peace”<br />
    7. 7. Medicine as a “currency for peace”<br />Use your tools to make the world a better place<br />Healthier Population<br />Better educated<br />More productive<br />Stable Civil Society<br />Built on TRUST<br />Less fighting, more HOPE<br />“One-on-one becomes one-on-many”<br />
    8. 8. .<br />A Story of Lui, Sudan<br />
    9. 9. SudanLui: 500 miles West of the Nile<br />
    10. 10.
    11. 11. On-lookers crowd the plane to see the mysterious “iron bird” from the sky<br />
    12. 12. Tukels and the Land<br />
    13. 13. “Mission History”: Until 30 years ago when civil war decimated the region …<br />
    14. 14. Church has been bombed repeatedly by the Government of Sudan …<br />
    15. 15. “Hospital”: the first year we operated in an abandoned school house …<br />
    16. 16. Caves just behind the hospital to escape to when bombing occurs …<br />
    17. 17. Patients literally carried to the operating room …<br />
    18. 18. Scrub with rain water collected from the roof …<br />
    19. 19. Operating Theatre: open air and no running water …<br />
    20. 20. Medicine as a “Currency for Peace”<br />What started as American medical volunteers operating on a single patient in an abandoned school house … grew to a hospital that now sees over 40,000 patients each year, from hundreds of miles around, with 60 Sudanese workers.<br />And civil society has returned.<br />And schools have reopened.<br />And markets have prospered … all built on TRUST.<br />… And the fighting and bombing have stopped.<br />
    21. 21. New Military Thinking: “Smart Power”<br />"What is clear to me is that there is a need for a dramatic increase in spending on civilian instruments of national security -- diplomacy, strategic communications, foreign assistance, civic action, and economic reconstruction and development.”<br />-Dr. Robert Gates, US Secretary of Defense <br />
    22. 22. Fundamental Organizing Principle<br />While the world often sees America’s tougher side … when people see America's more compassionate, humanitarian side, the barriers come down, and peace becomes a viable possibility.<br />“People don’t go to war against someone who helped save the life of their child.” <br />
    23. 23. Expand your box – and occasionally “get out of your box” <br />Responding to urgent needs …<br />Examples<br /><ul><li>Tsunami
    24. 24. Katrina
    25. 25. Haiti</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 07:58:53 AM
    26. 26. Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand were the hardest hit
    27. 27. 230,000+ fatalities
    28. 28. Magnitude of 9.3: second largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph</li></ul>Asian Tsunami – December 26, 2004<br />
    29. 29. Service one-on-one …<br />
    30. 30. Service through our government …<br />
    31. 31. Service through private sector…<br />Service through private sector …<br />
    32. 32. Service through directdonations …<br />
    33. 33. <ul><li>U.S. Gulf Coast landfall at 6:10 am CDT on Monday, August 29, 2005
    34. 34. Affected Bahamas, South Florida, Cuba, Louisiana (especially New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Panhandle
    35. 35. 1,836 lives lost
    36. 36. $81.2 billion in damages
    37. 37. Hurricane Katrina was the largest and most costly natural disaster in the history of the United States</li></ul>Hurricane Katrina – August 29, 2005<br />
    38. 38. <ul><li>Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at 4:53:10 pm
    39. 39. Affected Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other settlements in the region
    40. 40. Over 230,000 fatalities, 300,000 injured, and over 1,000,000 homeless
    41. 41. Damages estimated at $14 billion
    42. 42. 5th deadliest earthquake of all time</li></ul>Haiti Earthquake <br />
    43. 43.
    44. 44.
    45. 45. What about ME?<br />“How can I make a difference?”<br />
    46. 46. “How can I make a difference?”<br />Commit: “Conceive it. Believe it. Do it.” <br />Volunteer (or cover)<br />Support: Local Foundation<br /><ul><li>Hope Through Healing Hands
    47. 47. Mobile Giving</li></ul>Advocacy: Write a letter<br />
    48. 48. “How can I make a difference?”<br />Commit: “Conceive it. Believe it. Do it.” <br />Volunteer (or cover)<br />Support: Local Foundation<br /><ul><li>Hope Through Healing Hands
    49. 49. Mobile Giving</li></ul>Advocacy: Write a letter<br />
    50. 50. “How can I make a difference?”<br />Commit: “Conceive it. Believe it. Do it.” <br />Volunteer (or cover)<br />Support: Local Foundation<br /><ul><li>Hope Through Healing Hands
    51. 51. Mobile Giving</li></ul>Advocacy: Write a letter<br />
    52. 52. Volunteer<br /> (or “cover” for a volunteer)<br />
    53. 53. Global Health Organizations<br />Medical Missions<br /><ul><li>Operation Giving Back: ACS</li></ul>www.operationgivingback.facs.org/ <br />Chicago, IL<br /><ul><li>Christian Medical & Dental Associations:</li></ul>http://www.cmda.org/wcm/ <br />Bristol, TN<br /><ul><li>Hope Through Healing Hands:www.hopethroughhealinghands.org</li></ul> Nashville, TN<br /><ul><li>Mobile Medical Disaster Relief:</li></ul>www.mmdr.org<br />Brentwood, TN<br /><ul><li>MercyShips: </li></ul>www.mercyships.org<br /> Garden Valley, TX<br /><ul><li>Clinician-Led Initiatives</li></ul>Paul Farmer, MD-Haiti, Africa<br />http://www.pih.org/<br /><ul><li>Samaritan’s Purse: </li></ul>www.samaritanspurse.org<br /> Boone, NC<br /><ul><li>Physicians for Peace :www.physiciansforpeace.org</li></ul> Norfolk, VA<br /><ul><li>Project HOPE: </li></ul>www.projecthope.org<br /> Millwood, VA<br /><ul><li>Project C.U.R.E.: </li></ul>www.projectcure.org<br /> Centennial, CO<br /><ul><li>Doctors without Borders:www.doctorswithoutborders.org</li></ul> New York, NY<br />
    54. 54. “How can I make a difference?”<br />Commit: “Conceive it. Believe it. Do it.” <br />Volunteer (or cover)<br />Support: Local Foundation<br /><ul><li>Hope Through Healing Hands
    55. 55. Mobile Giving</li></ul>Advocacy: Write a letter<br />
    56. 56. What can local foundations really accomplish?An example: HopeThroughHealingHands.org<br /><ul><li>Identify needs on the ground
    57. 57. Examples from Haiti:
    58. 58. Orthopedic supplies
    59. 59. IV fluids
    60. 60. Fuel for helicopters
    61. 61. Sterilizers</li></li></ul><li>Mobile Giving:Text H2O to 25383to give $10 to dig a well<br />
    62. 62. <ul><li>Now: Text “H20” to 25838
    63. 63. In 30 seconds: “Donation Confirmed”
    64. 64. In 60 seconds: I get “pinged”
    65. 65. In 10 minutes: $10 released to NGO on the ground in Uganda
    66. 66. A well is constructed to provide clean water to a community in Uganda
    67. 67. $9.99 out of your $10 has local, direct impact</li></ul>Immediate, Efficient Impact<br />
    68. 68. “How can I make a difference?”<br />Commit: “Conceive it. Believe it. Do it.” <br />Volunteer (or cover)<br />Support: Local Foundation<br /><ul><li>Hope Through Healing Hands
    69. 69. Mobile Giving</li></ul>Advocacy: Write a letter<br />
    70. 70.
    71. 71. Let’s all “commit” … Begin now!<br />“ The moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.<br /> A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way.<br />Whatever you can do, or dream you can -- Begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. <br /> Begin now.”<br />Wolfgang GoetheGerman poet, philosopher, scientist<br />
    72. 72. Follow me at<br />“Senator Bill Frist” <br />on cebook<br />and<br />@bfriston Twitter<br />

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