WorldChanging brings stories of the most important and innovative new tools, models and ideas for building a bright green future. Their articles are just amazing, and for the end of 2008 they decided to rediscovered some of the great events, innovations, interviews and debates that they covered in the previous year. They wrote a series of articles titled Year in Review, which was divided into several categories like best in climate change, energy, and of course best in health, food and society.
Here are the summaries of their best health stories from 2008.
Facebook, Coca-Cola and Medical Aid in Africa
Simon Berry has an idea. Why not persuade Coca-Cola to dedicate a fraction of its distribution network to carry medicines for simple, widespread and life-threatening ailments like diarrhea. Why Coca Cola? Because even the most remote African communities have limitless access to bottles of Coca-Cola.
Making Social Equity an Issue of Public Health
This article discusses the issue of health equity. How is it possible that there is a 28 year difference in life expectancy between the most and least fortunate residents of Glasgow, Scotland?
The Transformative 120: Text Messages Prove a South African HIV Lifeline
Six million South Africans are infected with the HIV, but just one in ten are currently in treatment. Project Masiluleke sends mobile customers texts pointing them to the National AIDS Helpline (0800-012-322) and HIV911 (0860-448-911).
Worldchanging Interview: Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Health Solutions
Interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent at CNN. He is a practicing neurosurgeon and award-winning journalist who is dedicated to helping improve public health and spreading awareness of health-related environmental issues.