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This week Dr. Elvira will speak with Dr. May Myat Cho, Program Coordinator, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA). They will discuss the influence tobacco has on the development of NCDs and poverty in Southeast Asia and what is currently being done to reduce tobacco use.
Dr. May Myat Cho is currently working as a program coordinator in Southeast Asaia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) and also acting as a secretariat for the International Network of Health Promotion Foundations (INHPF). She has completed her Master of Public Health (Global Health) in 2012 from the Thammasat University, Thailand and was a medical doctor working at Sanpya General Hospital, Yangon, Myanmar. She worked a researcher at Mahidol University Global Health (MUGH) and acting as a network secretary for the AAGH (Asia Alliance on Global Health). She was a global scientific secretary for the 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion employed by the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. She was invited to be a panelist in AIDF Food Security Summit Asia 2013 held at UNCC, Bangkok and as a speaker in 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Nutrition Science and Therapy by OMICS Group, 15-17 July 2013, Philadelphia, USA. She was a peer reviewer in different international journals and an editorial member for the eBooks in the area of Nutrition and Maternal and Child health, OMICS Publishing Group. Her biography was published in the 31st edition of Who’s Who in the World publication.
Dr. Elvira will speak with Dr. Elliot Sorel this week about mental health and NCDs.
Eliot Sorel, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A., is an internationally recognized global health leader, educator, health systems policy expert and practicing physician. Dr. Sorel.co-chairs the World Psychiatric Association’s Task Force on non-communicable diseases and integrated car. was and was recently appointed by Dr. David Satcher to the US Oversight Committee on Health Disparities He is a member of the Board of Trustees Work Group on American Health Reform and of the Council on Healthcare Systems and Financing, both of the American Psychiatric Association. He has professorial appointments in Global Health, Health Services Management and Leadership in the School of Public Health as well as in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine at George Washington University. Dr. Sorel is a former President of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, the World Association for Social Psychiatry, the Washington Psychiatric Society and has served as a United States National Institutes of Health/Fogarty International Center grants reviewer. He is a Life Member of the American Medical Association, a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He did his psychiatric training at Yale University, obtained his B.A. from New York University, and M.D. from the State University of New York. He has developed and led health systems in North America and the Caribbean, has consulted and taught in more than twenty countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Dr. Sorel is the author of more than sixty scientific papers and book chapters and the editor of seven books.
Economic fundraising is a proven practice that could net a community several million dollars for its broadband buildout if executed properly. Tom DiFiore, who has helped communities nationwide raise over $1.7 billion for economic development projects, shares tips on how to recruit enthusiastic investors from within your city and neighboring areas.
The concept is simple, but be prepared for a lot of hard work. DiFiore explains how to recruit people who’ll invest an amount greater than the cost of broadband services in return for a piece of the action – when that action includes improvements in the local economy. Hospitals, your largest businesses, well-to-do individuals and others with a vested interest in seeing your community’s economy improve are ideal candidates.
As President of National Community Development Services (NCDS), DiFiore finds there are more people and organizations than communities realize that are able and willing to financially support improvements in the local economy. The key is knowing who to ask, how to ask and when to ask.
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