Tag Archives: Public Health

The Heart of Mental Health and Well-being at the United Nations

New York, N.Y. In the normally staid halls of the U.N., energy exploded as Bolivian musician Hillario Soto entered a large conference room at the back, playing his home-made bass flute, followed Pied-Piper-style by a troupe of musicians, adult vocalists, and youth singers. Leading the revelry on keyboards was internationally-acclaimed composer and singer/songwriter Russell Daisey performing […]

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Fountain House Symposium Takes On Schizophrenia

New York, N.Y.  I’m interested in mental health issues, but I’m not a physician and have no medical training. That’s why I look forward to the annual Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon, where cutting-edge information is presented by top-drawer experts in terms accessible to a lay audience. Panelists Peter Weiden, M.D., Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., […]

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U.N.: Tuberculosis Gains at Risk Due to Millions of Missed Patients

New York, N.Y.  Treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people with tuberculosis (TB), according to a new report by the United Nations health agency that also reveals that the number of deaths from the disease fell to 1.3 million last year.   Tuberculosis-infected patients from Myanmar live in these huts for […]

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At the UN: Co-hosting Conference on World Peace, Health and Culture

New York, N.Y. Recently I agreed to co-host the World Peace, Health and Culture Conference at the United Nations on behalf of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), which I founded 12 years ago. Peace, health and culture are essential to “raising global citizens,” the motto of our orphan care program. My friend Dr. Noel Brown, founder of […]

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