Thursday
Feb 26
2015

Long-termism: A New Permanent Cholera Treatment Center for Port-au-Prince

The current foreign aid and development approach to architecture and construction has been plagued by what we may call ‘short-termism’ – a common mantra of build cheap, build quick, and repeat.

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Creating a Culture of Service

Jan 16, 2015
As we approach this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I am filled with a particularly deep sense of gratitude. Dr. King’s life of service forever changed the course of our history, and I am thankful that my daughter will grow up in a country made better by Dr. King’s work, although one where his dream remains yet to be fulfilled.

Transforming Health through Systems Change

Jan 16, 2015
A person’s health is influenced by a multitude of factors, both biological and environmental. Therefore, when looking to improve health outcomes over a sustained period of time, one needs to adopt a systems-based approach and think not only about direct health care delivery, but also about broader, societal factors, which together, make up the health profiles of individuals and communities.