Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Healthcare...for Poor People Only 7/29

Carly Yuenger

Today's show explores the work of Partners In Health, whose mission is "to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care." The group works around the world. And in the United States.

We've been featuring the issues of health and healthcare around the world and our recent guests, Joao Biehl, Torben Eskerod, and Cynthia Haq have brought up societal, governmental, historical, and legal aspects of health. Today we focus on the effects of poverty.

Can changing the way we think about health change the way we think about healthcare? What is the relationship between socio-economic status and health? How can we explain the presense of global non-profit organizations coming into the United States to provide for those Americans who cannot otherwise access healthcare? Add a comment below or leave a voicemail at 1-877-GLOBE-07.

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