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By Lionel Sitruk, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor RESULTS
I was honored to have attended the domestic plenary Understanding the Long-Term Solution to our Health Crisis: A National Health Program on June 21. As an American citizen who has lived in France, a country that has one of the best health care systems in the world according to the World Health Organization, the U.S. health system has always been an upsetting part of my life in Michigan. I really felt shocked by the narratives of Registered Nurse Donna Smith who explained how she had uterine cancer and how her husband suffered from severe cardiac problems. This led her family to bankruptcy. Her situation was documented in Sicko, Michael Moore’s 2007 film on the American health care system. Read More.
By Cindy Changyit Levin, North Chicago Group Leader
Bit by bit, we've all been trickling into the hotel . . . noisily meeting, greeting, and hugging our way through the day. We were a scattered group as we checked into rooms, attended early sessions, checked out the surroundings and gabbed with each other. But finally we gathered together for the kick-off session. . . . Read More.
By Cynthia Changyit Levin, North Chicago group leader
The IC conference has barely started and it may be a little early to start blogging… but it’s never too early to start talking about something we’re so excited about! I’ve been in town since yesterday and already it has been so invigorating to see people as they are coming in. Connecting with RESULTS friends, matching faces to conference call voices, meeting new people… it’s all happening here... Read More.
By Robyn Shepherd, RESULTS Communications Officer
It is one thing to tell members of Congress about the suffering caused by deadly diseases like tuberculosis in the world’s poorest countries. It is another thing to bring graphic evidence of the horror of TB to the esteemed halls of the greatest legislative building in the country. . . . Read More.