Our managing director Clare Hamilton-Eddy reports back:
The universal pursuit towards health and well-beingNorway’s former Prime Minister and Canadian physician and leading international advocate for inclusive peace processes, Dr. Alaa Murabit, discussed how we can get closer to providing everyone with quality and accessible health care. One step in the right direction is to frame the conversation around the economic benefits good health brings instead of us focusing on the cost to the government.
Cancer MoonshotBiden talked about the goal of Cancer Moonshot: to double the rate of progress of curing cancer in five years instead of 10. He shared that it’s about hope and, importantly, action on an international level. Speaking from his own family tragedy relating to cancer, he discussed the importance of research funding and modernization, the necessity of making data readable and immediately reportable, the need to take advantage of technology and data aggregation, the need to break through cultural norms, and the urgency of now. He ended his eloquent and passionate speech by stating, “there’s so much we can do – TODAY. It’s about never giving up. It’s about promise. We can’t change it overnight but we can reduce cancer numbers every single day.”
Refugee children in crisis
- 65 million people have been forced to leave their homes
- 50% of refugees are kids
- 50% of refugee kids are not in school; only 1% go to university
- A high percentage of refugee kids under the age of five die
Helen Clark, ex-New Zealand Prime Minster:
When you get to the top, don’t drop the ladder – let other women come up too.
If you have a soapbox, stand on it and scream.
Jason Harris, CEO Mekanism Ad Agency:
Tell me and I forget; Show me, I may remember; Include me, I’ll get involved.