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By Eric T. Harris
On Saturday, October 17, we were exceptionally fortunate to have Dr. Paul Farmer from Partners In Health join us for the online 2009 RESULTS National Outreach–Stand Up Event to talk to us about the importance of building and strengthening the world’s health systems. He emphasized the importance of linking together to tackle global health challenges and the significance of advocacy in the global community. Read More.
By Ken Patterson
At least 43 groups held Outreach–Stand Up events on October 17 and an additional 10+ groups are planning on using the Dr. Paul Farmer recording for outreach events in the coming several weeks. Great work everyone! Let’s grow this movement! Read More.
By Crickett Nicovich
Last week there were 45 people sitting in my living room listening like school children to their teacher at story time. Our teacher was Lucy Chesire, the first Kenyan woman to come out as an HIV-positive health care worker in her country in the mid-1990s. She works with KANCO — Kenyan AIDS NGO Consortium — a partner organization of RESULTS. Lucy is an internationally-known patient advocate for HIV/TB and has first-hand experience with the deadly synergy between these diseases. Read More.
By Sammi Fredenburg
As Stand Up quickly approaches next weekend, I find that I have self-victimized myself to the tyranny of the urgent. I inquired about a paid position at World Vision to find myself in that position within days, and my life of volunteer leisure has been momentarily disturbed while I adjust to a multi-county commute and essentials like laundry and dishes, while dealing with guilt about obligations like this that that seem to be getting less than I wish to give them. Over the years I have come to adopt the Klingon philosophy, as Worf tried to teach his young son, about honor. I can either do the job to standard, or I can do it to honor. Read More.